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Courage, by Charles Wagner, published by T. Fisher Unwin, 1, Adelphi Terrace, London, W.C. This is a cheap and popular edition of one of Wagner's inspiring books. It is full of vigorous and virile thought, and should be read by those whose hopes and energies are flagging. On page 260, the author opposes Tolstoy's teaching of non-resistance to evil as "dangerous," yet on the opposite page he says—"We must remember that the strongest weapons humanity has ever used in its struggle against evil have been patience, pardon, gentleness, and love."

Greatheart, Some Talks With Him, by "A Pilgrim," published by Macmillan and Co., Ltd., is a book teaching certain ethical principles in the form of a dialogue.

The Past Revealed, by E. C. Gaffield, published by Lothrop, Lee and Shepard, Boston, U.S.A., is a metaphysical work dealing with the evolution of humanity. It is a well printed and cloth-bound book of over 300 pages, but the price is not stated.

The Brotherhood of Healers, by James Macbeth, published by the Theosophical Publishing Society, 161, New Bond Street, London, W., is an able work on spiritual healing. It contains a portrait of the author.

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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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