Best Spirituality Book for Depression: The Power of Positive Thinking, Norman Vincent Peale
Mature spiritual seeker? Highly evolved being? Old soul, deep thinker, wise guru? I don’t care who you are, and how oft-berated the spiritual practice of positive thinking is–you probably need to practice it, probably daily.
Now, there are people out there that don’t–people that are beyond positive thinking as a conscious pratice. People who are so in touch with the Divine that it’s simply not necessary to remind themselves that things are going to work out eventually. But most of us aren’t quite there yet. No me, anyway. We get wrapped up really, really tightly in stuff that doesn’t truly matter, and drive ourselves crazy.
So, no, you don’t need to read this spiritual/self-help classic, The Power of Positive Thinking. But it really couldn’t hut. It’s corny, it’s lovely, it’s easy reading, it’s great.
Can this book help me overcome depression?
Does it address depression specifically? What does it say that can help?
No, and yes. Positivity is for all situations.
Have you tried using the spiritual practices in this book to deal with your depression? Did they work?
Yes and yes.
To what degree do you think this book can help me overcome depression?
Depression effectiveness rating: 6 on a scale of 1-10
Where can I find it?
You’re not an overeater. You mostly keep it healthy. Maybe it’s time to give dieting a chance.