“It is a new morning in America.” “Nothing is impossible.” “Be all you can be.” “Just do it.” “Yes we can.” “You are your own potential.” “I think I can, I think I can, I think I can.” “I’m ok, you’re ok.” “God wants you to prosper.”
“Positive Thinking” Is Pervasive…but Is It Helpful or Harmful?
All these lines and more like them are familiar to us all, common to the American vocabulary. Indeed, it would be difficult to imagine an America without these prevailing notions.
Positive Thinking is an idea and a movement which has woven itself into the very fabric of American society and even into the Church itself. One of the greatest of modern heresies is a form of it called the Prosperity Gospel.
Where Did It Come From?
And why has it been so successful? Mitch Horowitz’s book One Simple Idea: How Positive Thinking Reshaped Modern Life provides an astonishing insiders look at the history of Positive Thinking, the individuals who made it happen, and how it has transformed the mindset of the nation.
Why You Need to Be Aware of This
In his excellent Summary-Review, Michael John Plato, our editor for Culture and Contemporary Religion, traces this pervasive movement from its beginnings and through its highpoints and leading spokesmen and shows how it made inroads into so many churches and into modern religion. He also engages critically with the author’s premise that Positive Thinking is a force for good and shows why Christians should be wary of it.
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One Simple Idea: How Positive Thinking Reshaped Modern Life