Monday, January 16, 2012

The Prosperity Bible Review and Giveaway

UPDATE: This giveaway has ended. Click here for the winner.  Please enter any of the other giveaways listed on the left sidebar.

I'm always looking for new ideas for saving money and achieving wealth.  Whether it's finding new money-saving tips, trying out new cheap recipes, or using online coupons, I'm always curious about what the current experts are saying.  That's why I'm always checking out the personal finance section of the bookstore, or looking on my library's website to see what new books they have.

But it seems that some of the best ideas on becoming prosperous are also the oldest!

The Prosperity Bible: The Greatest Writings of All Time on the Secret to Wealth and Prosperity (Tarcher/Penguin) contains nineteen (yes, nineteen!) personal finance books dating from the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries.  Some of these books, such as Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, are still widely read today.  And some are by famous people, such as The Way to Wealth by Benjamin Franklin or The Art of Money Getting by P.T. Barnum. Still others may be unfamiliar to you, but you'll find lots of great information in each one.

At close to 1300 pages, this is quite a read.  Some of the books are full-length - Think and Grow Rich covers the first 185 pages of the book - and others are very short: A Message to Garcia by Elbert Hubbard is just a three-page essay.  They come from different viewpoints - businessmen, religious leaders, philosophers, journalists. Many of the writers were members of the New Thought movement, which believed that health and wealth could be controlled through the mind.  I especially appreciate that the work of three women were included, including Helen Wilmans's The Conquest of Poverty, which describes how she went from being a penniless farmer's wife to having great wealth.

From the power of positive thinking and the law of attraction, to working hard, living frugally, and investing for the future, these books  will guide you to increasing your prosperity!

One note: some of the books have antiquated references that may upset some readers.  For instance, in one book I found a reference insulting to African-Americans.  I am somewhat surprised that the publisher kept these passages in, but I can understand that historical accuracy was desired.

But despite that, The Prosperity Bible is an incredible volume of some of the greatest works on achieving wealth.  Whether you read it cover to cover or just flip through and read what happens to speak to you at that moment, you'll find universal truths and great advice throughout!

Here's a complete list of the books in The Prosperity Bible:

  1. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
  2. Acres of Diamonds by Russell H. Conwell
  3. A Message to Garcia by Elbert Hubbard
  4. As a Man Thinketh by James Allen
  5. The Game of Life and How to Play It by Florence Scovel Shinn
  6. The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles
  7. Creative Mind and Success by Ernest Holmes
  8. Prosperity by Charles Fillmore
  9. In Tune with the Infinite by Ralph Waldo Trine
  10. The Master Key System by Charles F. Haanel
  11. The Secret of Success by William Walker Atkinson
  12. The Art of Money Getting by P.T. Barnum
  13. The Way to Wealth by Benjamin Franklin
  14. The Secret of the Ages by Robert Collier
  15. The Conquest of Poverty by Helen Wilmans
  16. How to Attract Success by F.W. Sears
  17. The Power of Concentration by Theron Q. Dumont
  18. How to Grow Success by Elizabeth Towne
  19. The Mental Equivalent by Emmet Fox
Would you like to read The Prosperity Bible? It's just been released in paperback, so check your local library or bookstore.

Or, you can win a copy: Frugal Follies is giving away one copy of The Prosperity Bible!

To enter the giveaway,  leave a comment on this post telling me which book in The Prosperity Bible interests you the most. This entry is mandatory. If you're the winner, I will post your username (but not your email address) and your comment in a future post announcing the winner of the giveaway. By entering, you are giving me permission to post your comment.  If you're posting a comment and don't have a Google account or OpenID, please leave an email address in your comment so that I can reach you if you've won!  This contest is only open to readers 18 or older in the US with a US mailing address (no PO boxes please).

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Good luck!  This giveaway will end on Thursday, February 2, 2012, at 11:59 pm Eastern time.  Any entries received after that date and time will not be entered into the giveaway.  I will choose the winner with random.org at the end of the contest and contact the winner via email.


(Disclaimer: I received a copy of The Prosperity Bible for review. All opinions are 100% mine.)

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116 comments:

LissaL January 16, 2012 at 11:47 PM  

The Mental Equivalent by Emmet Fox although all interest me.

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Fay,  January 17, 2012 at 10:53 AM  

In Tune With THe Infinite by Ralph Waldo Trine interests me the most. Thanks for the list I will be purchasing a couple of those.

Fay-mrsjones1973fay@aol.com,  January 17, 2012 at 10:59 AM  

All of the books are of interest to me> I already read The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles.Another good one is The Amazing Laws of Cosmic Mind Power by Joseph Murphy! Dont let the title fool you it has great reading in it about prosperity.

OhioMomPatriot January 17, 2012 at 12:34 PM  

I am interested in The Way to Wealth by Benjamin Franklin, because at the moment we are reading books by the Founding Fathers at our house. Thanks for the giveaway!

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Luvdaylilies January 23, 2012 at 9:41 PM  

I would most like to read Helen Wilmans's The Conquest of Poverty~I love stories of women who have come out of poverty!
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amweeks January 25, 2012 at 6:26 PM  

I'm most interested in The Secret of Success by William Walker Atkinson!

Anonymous,  January 26, 2012 at 12:05 AM  

The Secret Of Success by Ernest Holmes interest me.
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tarter95 January 26, 2012 at 11:10 AM  

I think the Science of Getting Rich would interest me.
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Anonymous,  January 28, 2012 at 1:12 PM  

I would like to read how to get rich.Thanks
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collegestudentfreebies January 28, 2012 at 7:12 PM  

Think and grow rich because I've heard so much about that book!!

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Nancy January 29, 2012 at 11:36 AM  

I'd most like to read The Way to Wealth by Ben Franklin.

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Andrea February 1, 2012 at 11:25 AM  

I think the game of life and how to play it though they all sound interesting
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Starla Brunson February 1, 2012 at 12:22 PM  

I love any books that deal with the power of your mind and the law of attraction. I think I have read only two of the books listed in the prosperity bible! Thanks for the giveaway!

Starla Brunson February 1, 2012 at 12:25 PM  

I would be interested in reading The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles the most. I have heard of it and never got around to getting the book.

brandnewday February 1, 2012 at 3:22 PM  

Think and Grow Rich would be my favorite, but that is because I have read it. I want to read ALL of them!!

cindy,  February 1, 2012 at 5:26 PM  

I am interested in The Way to Wealth by Benjamin Franklin
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Denise S. February 1, 2012 at 6:35 PM  

The Conquest of Poverty would be interesting.
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Anonymous,  February 1, 2012 at 7:51 PM  

The Game Of Life and How To play It cgin56 at yahoo dot com

corey1971 February 1, 2012 at 8:25 PM  

The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles (Corey Olomon)(olomon@hotmail.com)

DebbyM February 1, 2012 at 8:26 PM  

I'd like to read The Way to Wealth by Benjamin Franklin.

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Amy W. February 2, 2012 at 8:02 AM  

The Way To Wealth by Benjamin Franklin interests me most. cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

janetfaye February 2, 2012 at 2:26 PM  

I am interested in The Secret of the Ages by Robert Collier.

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julescar74 February 2, 2012 at 6:44 PM  

I love to read The Art of Money Getting by P.T.Barnum

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Robin Blankenship February 2, 2012 at 9:04 PM  

The Game of Life and How to Play It by Florence Scovel Shinn

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Anonymous,  February 2, 2012 at 9:27 PM  

"Creative Mind and Success" interests me the most! mmgmcg@gmail.com

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