To a large extent our lives are made by thoughts and ideas . . It is my sincere hope that this book will inspire you and lift your spirit. ' Norman Vincent Peale in the Introduction. Norman Vincent Peale's anthology includes the works of inspired writers, the thoughts of great men, and anecdotes about remarkable people. From The Bible of Shakespeare, Theodore Roosevelt to Helen Keller, George Eliot to Walt Whitman. The result is truly a treasury of courage and confidence. The material in this book is arranged in twelve sections. Each offers a different approach to dealing with concerns such as- how to banish fear; loving and being loved, the art of thankfulness, the power of prayer and how to find happiness. There is something for everyone in the anthology. Like Norman Vincent Peale's bestseller The Power of Positive Thinking, it will guide you toward peace of mind and the will to live the fullest possible life.