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Kindly Light, by John Milton Scott, published by the author at 2034, Seventh Avenue, New York City, U.S.A. This book (which is described in the sub-title as “A Little Book of Yearning") consists of a number of beautiful meditations in prose and poetry, on life and divine things. It is chastely bound in purple cloth.

Brain-Building, by Joseph Ralph, published by L. N. Fowler and Co., 7, Imperial Arcade, Ludgate Circus, London, E.C., is a deeply thoughtful and powerfully suggestive booklet. It deals with the constitution of mind, both as it exists in thought, and in its physiological manifestation, and leads up to the consideration of curative measures for diseases by mental methods.

First Steps in Theosophy, by Ethel M. Mallet, published by “The Lotus Journal," 8, Inverness Place, London, W. This is a book for students of Theosophy; and those who will trouble to look behind the Theosophical terminology into the spirit of the writer and the principles dealt with, will find much that will help. The book is illustrated with live colored plates symbolical of certain states of mind.

Life More Abundant, by Henry Wood. The author of “The Symphony of Life," and a number of other deeply thoughtful works on the Higher Life, has, in this work, given to the world his attitude towards the Bible. The book is an examination of the Bible from the standpoint of the higher criticism, and in the light of that newly awakened spiritual thought which is now carrying the world into a new stream of mental evolution. There are eighteen chapters in all, full of earnest thought and calmly analytical reasoning.

Immortality: Whence? and For Whom? by Rev. William Ker, M.A., published by Elliot Stock, 62, Paternoster Row, London. The gist of this book is that immortality is a gift bestowed conditionally on the acceptance of certain theological beliefs.

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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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