James Allen


A Tribute


James Allen

One day, as I was browsing the local chain bookstore, I came across this small book on the "bargain table".  How ironic to think that the most profound and life changing work I would ever read would be had for $4.99.

Unfortunately, this writer is still relatively unknown. I have seen quotes from this, his greatest work, "As a Man Thinketh" now and then, but I have seen nothing else.

His Life
James Allen was born in Leicester, England on November 28, 1864. When he was fifteen, the family business failed and his father left for America to find work. His father was murdered before he could send for the family and subsequently, James left school and worked for several British manufacturers until 1902. His literary career lasted only nine years until his death in 1912. "As A Man Thinketh" was his second book. In fact, it was only upon his wife's insistence that he published the book.

His Works
I have recently discovered the titles of several other books by James Allen and fortunately for all of us, they are still in print. All of these may be purchased directly from Sun Publishing Company or ordered through your normal book retailer. In addition, there is a "Wisdom of James Allen" collection available from Amazon.Com.

Above Life's Turmoil
All These Things Added
As A Man Thinketh
Byways of Blessedness
The Divine Companion
Eight Pillars of Prosperity
Entering the Kingdom
Foundation Stones To
    Happiness and Success
From Passion to Peace
From Poverty to Power
The Heavenly Life
The Life Triumphant
Light on Life's Difficulties
Man: King of Mind, Body
    and Circumstance
Men and Systems
The Master of Destiny
Meditations, A Year Book
Morning and Evening Thoughts
Out From the Heart
The Shining Gateway
Through the Gate of Good
The Way of Peace

I am quite excited to find these other titles and to be perfectly honest, very surprised that there are so many other works still in print.

Other Allen Works and Info on the Net
Above Life's Turmoil
Byways of Blessedness
Who was James Allen?

In Closing
James Allen, in my opinion, is perhaps one of the greatest writers of this century. He portrays the Truth clearly, eloquently and with no misunderstanding. "As A Man Thinketh" is a timeless piece, one which I wish the entire world could read, hence, the web page. I hope it inspires you as it did me.

So without any further delay, I present to you, in its entirety ...

As A Man Thinketh

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