Norman Vincent Peale Biography

Norman Vincent Peale

“Even people who have a long record of NOT succeeding can be turned into tremendous achievers if they will discard their images of themselves as failures.”
–Norman Vincent Peale

Best known for his book The Power of Positive Thinking, Dr. Norman Vincent Peale became a pioneer in the self-improvement industry, helping millions to believe in themselves and achieve success and happiness by harnessing the power of positive thinking coupled with positive action. His bestselling book, The Power of Positive Thinking, is one of the top selling books of the twentieth century.

Norman Vincent Peale was born on May 31st, 1898 in Bowersville, OH. In addition to being senior minister of the Marble Collegiate Church in New York City, he was also a prominent author, lecturer, columnist, radio and TV commentator, and editor and co-publisher (with his wife) of “Guideposts” magazine. His sermons were delivered weekly to over 4,000 people and mailed to an additional 500,000 people worldwide

Dr. Peale was the recipient of many awards throughout his long and illustrious career, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. His philosophy and books are based largely on his pioneering work with the Religio-Psychiatric Clinic of the American Foundation of Religion and Psychiatry, of which he was president.

He was married to his wife, Ruth, for more than 60 years. They had three children. Norman Vincent Peale died on Christmas Eve, 1993 at the age of 95.

Dr. Peale tackled the day to day problems that are relevant for everyone, then presented dynamic formulas for working through and dealing with those problems by changing our thinking process and tapping into our faith. One of the most widely read inspirational authors of all time, he has helped millions of people to develop increased quality of life and happiness.

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