Dr. Norman Vincent Peale (May 31, 1898 – December 24, 1993) was a minister and author (most notably of The Power of Positive Thinking) and a progenitor of “positive thinking”. His ideas were not accepted by mental health experts.
Peale was born in Bowersville, Ohio, the oldest of three sons of Charles and Anna (née Delaney) Peale. He graduated from Bellefontaine High School, Bellefontaine, Ohio. He earned degrees at Ohio Wesleyan University (where he became a brother of the Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta) and Boston University School of Theology.


The Positive Power of Jesus Christ (1980)

Stay Alive All Your Life (1957)

Why Some Positive Thinkers Get Powerful Results (1987).

The Power of Positive Thinking, Reissue edition (August 1, 1996).

Guide to Confident Living, Ballantine Books; Reissue edition (September 1, 1996).

Six Attitudes for Winners, (May 1, 1990).

Positive Thinking Every Day: An Inspiration for Each Day of the Year, (December 6, 1993).

Positive Imaging, Ballantine Books; Reissue edition (September 1, 1996).

You Can If You Think You Can, Fireside Books; (August 26, 1987).

Thought Conditioners, Foundation for Christian; Reprint edition (December 1, 1989).

In God We Trust: A Positive Faith for Troubled Times, Reprint edition (November 1, 1995).

Norman Vincent Peale’s Treasury of Courage and Confidence, (June 1970).

My Favorite Hymns and the Stories Behind Them, 1st edition (September 1, 1994).

The Power of Positive Thinking for Young People, (A Division of Random House Group); (December 31, 1955).

The Amazing Results of Positive Thinking, Fireside; Fireside edition (March 12, 2003).
Stay Alive All Your Life, Reissue edition (August 1, 1996).

“You Can Have God’s Help with Daily Problems”

Faith Is the Answer: A Psychiatrist and a Pastor Discuss Your Problems, Smiley Blanton and  Norman Vincent Peale, (March  28, 2007),

Power of the Plus Factor, A Book, Published by Ballantine Books, 1987,

This Incredible Century, Peale Center for Christian Living, 1991,

Sin, Sex and Self-Control, 1977, Fawcett (December 12, 1977)


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