James Allen's second book was published in 1902 and is rich in thought of a most practical kind, is invaluable for the clear and original way in which it presents the spiritual aspect of things. As a contribution to the study of the spiritual nature of man in his relation to the present conditions of existence, it is worthy of the serious attention of all students. He said "All earnest Truth-Seekers should read this book."
It is a book for those who aspire to the calm and steadfast life and the spiritually-minded who seek to know their supreme duty in life, who are exercised about the problem of evil and the mental and social inequalities around them. It points such to the great Spiritual Realities within themselves, and reveals the way by which those Realities can be realized and known. It shows how and in what way the Kingdom of Heaven is sought and found; and how, when found, all the necessary material things are added, and bliss and peace are assured. The reading of the book lifts and elevates, and raises one from the worries and cares of everyday life to think of brighter aims. This book is like an oasis in the desert. It contains the bread of life in abundant measure for all who hunger for spiritual food. Open the pages where you will, the gems of thought are there.
This book elaborates the method of attaining to the highest spiritual refuge and security, through which all necessary worldly things are obtained in peace and joy, and with perfect freedom from anxiety.
It contains two sections which are often split into separate books: Entering the Kingdom ("Foreward" through "At Rest in The Kingdom and All Things Added") and The Heavenly Life ("The Divine Center" through "Heaven in the Heart").
In the first part of this work the struggle of life is considered and dealt with, and the way by which that struggle may be mastered and transcended by the individual is clearly pointed out.
The second part deals with the powers, blessing, and supreme attainments of the poised and steadfast life.
There is a detailed review of the book here.
Listen to the audio book for The Heavenly Life section here.