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The Reformer's Year Book. Edited and published by Joseph Edwards, Kirkintilloch, Glasgow. A book of 190 pages of close matter; it contains articles on Brotherhood, Co-operation, Socialism, etc., with reports of the various reform organizations. A number of excellent portraits of reformers adorn its pages, amongst them being that of Hall Caine.

A Dream of Realms Beyond Us. A mystical poem in blank verse, by Adair Welcker, 331, Pine Street, San Francisco, California. In this book the author attempts to express, in rugged verse, the spiritual nature and oneness of all life. The general meaning would be obscure to the average reader, and the language is strange, but here and there is a passage of more than common beauty which is worth the finding. The volume consists of twenty-nine pages, bound in paper. The price is not given.

Unity; or For Life, Liberty, and Freedom. By R. Hedges Bates, Torbay Villa, Hockliffe Road, Leighton, Beds. Mr. Bates is an earnest and sincere soul, who is striving, by methods somewhat different from ours, to bring men to a knowledge of the same vital truth, the truth of a pure, righteous, and self-governed life. In this book of fifty-six well-printed pages, paper covers, he applies biblical teaching to daily conduct and individual perfection of character. He has found that evil "is only of a temporary nature, for only that which is true and good is eternal and lasting" and the dominant note in the book is that men may, now and here, rise above every condition of misery by fashioning their life in accordance with truth. The price of the book is not given, but particulars may be obtained from the author.

Miss Grahame's Love Dream. By Rose Ashbury. Published by Glass & Hiscocks, 1, Clerkenwell Road, London, E.C. This is a sweet and bright little story, designed to show the transforming power of unselfishness in dispersing misery and unhappiness. Victims of bodily and mental inharmony might read this story with great benefit to themselves. From a literary point of view the construction of the story is excellent, and the writer is one whom we are likely to hear more of.

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James Allen

James Allen was a little-known philosophical writer and poet. He is best recognized for his book, As a Man Thinketh. Allen wrote about complex subjects such as faith, destiny, love, patience, and religion but had the unique ability of explaining these subjects clearly and in a way that is easy to understand. He often wrote about cause and effect, sowing and reaping, as well as overcoming sadness, sorrow, and grief. For more information on the life of James Allen, click here.

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