Norman Vincent Peale

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Norman Vincent Peale (May 31, 1898 – December 24, 1993) was an American minister and author known for his work in popularizing the concept of positive thinking, especially through his best-selling book The Power of Positive Thinking.wikipedia
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The Power of Positive Thinking

Norman Vincent Peale (May 31, 1898 – December 24, 1993) was an American minister and author known for his work in popularizing the concept of positive thinking, especially through his best-selling book The Power of Positive Thinking.
The Power of Positive Thinking is a 1952 self-help book by Norman Vincent Peale.

Donald Trump

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Donald Trump attended Peale's church while growing up, as well as marrying his first wife Ivana there.
The pastor at Marble, Norman Vincent Peale, ministered to Trump's family and mentored him until Peale's death in 1993.

Ivana Trump

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Donald Trump attended Peale's church while growing up, as well as marrying his first wife Ivana there.
Donald Trump and Ivana M. Winklmayr were married in 1977 in a lavish wedding officiated by Norman Vincent Peale.

Marble Collegiate Church

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He served as the pastor of Marble Collegiate Church, New York, from 1932 until 1984, leading a Reformed Church in America congregation. Raised as a Methodist and ordained as a Methodist minister in 1922, Peale changed his religious affiliation to the Reformed Church in America in 1932 and began a 52-year tenure as pastor of Marble Collegiate Church in New York City.
Norman Vincent Peale, the noted author of The Power of Positive Thinking, served as senior minister from 1932 to 1984.

One Man's Way

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Peale was the subject of the 1964 film One Man's Way.
The film stars Don Murray as the preacher and author Norman Vincent Peale.

Guideposts

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In the meantime he had begun to edit the magazine Guideposts and to write books.
Guideposts is a Christian non-profit organization founded in 1945 by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, Raymond Thornburg, and Peale's wife, Ruth Stafford Peale.

James Cash Penney

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During the depression Peale teamed with James Cash Penney, founder of J.C. Penney & Co.; Arthur Godfrey, the radio and TV personality; and Thomas J. Watson, President and Founder of IBM, to form the first board of 40Plus, an organization that helps unemployed managers and executives.
The Reverend Dr. Norman Vincent Peale delivered the eulogy at Penney's funeral.

Bowersville, Ohio

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Peale was born in Bowersville, Ohio, the eldest of three sons of Charles and Anna (née Delaney) Peale.
Norman Vincent Peale was born in Bowersville.

Bellefontaine, Ohio

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He graduated from Bellefontaine High School, Bellefontaine, Ohio.

Ruth Stafford Peale

In 1945, Peale, his wife Ruth Stafford Peale and Raymond Thornburg, a Pawling, New York businessman, founded Guideposts magazine, a non-denominational forum for people to relate inspirational stories.
Although she originally vowed never to marry a minister after growing up as the daughter of a minister, eventually she married Norman Vincent Peale on June 20, 1930.

Émile Coué

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Psychologist Albert Ellis, the founder of Rational emotive behavior therapy and influential psychologist of the 20th century, compared the Peale techniques with those of French psychologist, hypnotherapist and pharmacist Émile Coué, and Ellis says that the repeated use of these hypnotic techniques could lead to significant mental health problems.
Although Coué's teachings were, during his lifetime, more popular in Europe than in the United States, many Americans who adopted his ideas and methods, such as Maxwell Maltz, Napoleon Hill, Norman Vincent Peale, Robert H. Schuller, and W. Clement Stone, became famous in their own right by spreading his words.

Reformed Church in America

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He served as the pastor of Marble Collegiate Church, New York, from 1932 until 1984, leading a Reformed Church in America congregation. Raised as a Methodist and ordained as a Methodist minister in 1922, Peale changed his religious affiliation to the Reformed Church in America in 1932 and began a 52-year tenure as pastor of Marble Collegiate Church in New York City.

Boston University School of Theology

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He earned degrees at Ohio Wesleyan University (where he became a brother of the Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta) and Boston University School of Theology.

Julie Nixon Eisenhower

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In 1968 he officiated at the wedding of Julie Nixon and David Eisenhower.
The Reverend Norman Vincent Peale officiated in the non-denominational rite at the Marble Collegiate Church in New York City.

Ohio Wesleyan University

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He earned degrees at Ohio Wesleyan University (where he became a brother of the Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta) and Boston University School of Theology.
Rev. Norman Vincent Peale (1920) was the author of The Power of Positive Thinking and the winner of a Presidential Medal of Freedom for his theological contributions.

David Eisenhower

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In 1968 he officiated at the wedding of Julie Nixon and David Eisenhower.
The Reverend Norman Vincent Peale officiated in the non-denominational rite at the Marble Collegiate Church in New York City.

Grey Gardens

1975 movie documentarydocumentary ''Grey Gardensdocumentary of the same name

Billy Graham

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Peale was invited to attend a strategy conference of about thirty evangelicals in Montreux, Switzerland, by its host, the well-known evangelist Billy Graham, in mid-August 1960.
According to the PBS Frontline program, God in America (2010), Episode 5, in September 1960, Graham organized a meeting of hundreds of Protestant ministers in Washington, D.C. for this purpose; the meeting was led by Norman Vincent Peale.

40Plus

During the depression Peale teamed with James Cash Penney, founder of J.C. Penney & Co.; Arthur Godfrey, the radio and TV personality; and Thomas J. Watson, President and Founder of IBM, to form the first board of 40Plus, an organization that helps unemployed managers and executives.
The New York organization's first Advisory Board included well-known business and societal leaders of the period, including Thomas J. Watson, president and founder of IBM; James Cash Penney, founder of J.C. Penney & Co.; Arthur Godfrey, the radio and TV personality; and Norman Vincent Peale, a minister, inspirational speaker, and author of "The Power of Positive Thinking."

Grey Gardens (musical)

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Positive mental attitude

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Norman Vincent Peale (May 31, 1898 – December 24, 1993) was an American minister and author known for his work in popularizing the concept of positive thinking, especially through his best-selling book The Power of Positive Thinking.

Richard Nixon

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Peale was a personal friend of President Richard Nixon.

Bellefontaine High School

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He graduated from Bellefontaine High School, Bellefontaine, Ohio.

Phi Gamma Delta

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He earned degrees at Ohio Wesleyan University (where he became a brother of the Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta) and Boston University School of Theology.

Methodism

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Raised as a Methodist and ordained as a Methodist minister in 1922, Peale changed his religious affiliation to the Reformed Church in America in 1932 and began a 52-year tenure as pastor of Marble Collegiate Church in New York City.