Only the third of his twenty-one books over a career spanning eighteen years, As A Man Thinketh by James Allen is a short but masterful chronicle on untapped human potential. Long before the likes of Napoleon Hill, Earl Nightingale and Jim Rohn came James Allen hailing out of Leicester, England.
The book’s title and contents draw inspiration from the bible passage of Proverbs 23:7 which reads “As a man thinketh in his heart so is he.” This theme is consistent woven into each of the books seven short yet insightful chapters.
James Allen takes us on a journey of human growth with chapters such as “Thought and character” and the penultimate “Visions and Ideals” which is followed up by “Serenity.”
Compared to other classic books such as Think And Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill and The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles, As A Man Thinketh would only take up a mere chapter or two in terms of word count, but regarding quality and subject matter, this book has been as influential if not more so than either of those classic reads.