The Heavenly Life
by James Allen
'The Heavenly Life' Summary
James Allen was a pioneer of the self-help movement. His books aimed to help people to help themselves. He did not believe in protectionism or copyright and allowed the free use of his works by anyone who cared to publish and benefit by them.
The Heavenly Life was originally part of a larger work, All These Things Added. This was a book in two parts, the first of which was titled Entering the Kingdom. The second section was titled The Heavenly Life but it can be read as a stand-alone text or in combination with the early sections.
In this book, Allen discusses metaphysical ideas like The Eternal Now, Perfect Love, Perfect Freedom, Greatness and Goodness, The “Original Simplicity” The Might of Meekness, Heaven in the Heart, etc. The language is simple and the style is unembellished yet very effective. The chapters are short and more in the nature of meditations which can be read on a daily basis and pondered over during the day.
A valuable addition to anyone who seeks a deeper and richer meaning in life.