James Allen reviewed this book, saying:
Lovers of Patterson's books will find this work one of the best products of his genius, probably the best. It deals with a wide variety of subjects, all of which have a direct bearing on individual life and character, and upon man's social, spiritual and intellectual relations. The language is simple, clear and uninvolved. The process of the development of power in every part of man's being is dealt with in a variety of aspects, and man's high position as an integral part of the creative power inherent in the universe is never lost sight of.