About the Book :
You have faith that the sun will rise tomorrow. You have faith that the seed you deposited in the ground will grow. The electrician has faith that elec¬tricity will respond to his proper use of it. A scientist has an idea for an ediphone; he proceeds to bring it to pass by having faith in the execution of the invisible idea. Opportunity always knocks at your door. The desire for health, harmony, peace, wealth, and prosperity is knocking at your door now.
Oftentimes as you attempt something new, doubt comes into your mind. This represents the impingement in your mind of the race belief in failure, lack, and limitation. You must cremate, burn up, and destroy that nega¬tive thought immediately. You must not suffer a witch to live; meaning you must supplant the negative feeling with the positive thoughts of success, peace, and prosper¬ity immediately, and give your love and feeling to these concepts. As you sustain this mood of confidence, you will become victorious. Doubt and fear hold men in bondage of sickness and failure. These false concepts cause you to vacillate, waver, equivocate, and hesitate to go ahead. The way to overcome is to increase your faith and awareness of your deep, spiritual potencies. Be like Peter; he succeeded, because he went forward; he had faith and confidence, knowing he would succeed . . .
About the Author :
Joseph Murphy was a Divine Science minister and author. Murphy was born in Ireland, the son of a private boy’s school headmaster and raised a Roman Catholic. He studied for the priesthood and joined the Jesuits. In his twenties, an experience with healing prayer led him to leave the Jesuits and move to the United States, where he became a pharmacist in New York (having a degree in chemistry by that time). Here he attended the Church of the Healing Christ (part of the Church of Divine Science), where Emmet Fox had become minister in 1931. In the mid 1940s, he moved to Los Angeles, where he met Religious Science founder Ernest Holmes, and was ordained into Religious Science by Holmes in 1946, thereafter teaching at the Institute of Religious Science. A meeting with Divine Science Association president Erwin Gregg led to him being re ordained into Divine Science, and he became the minister of the Los Angeles Divine Science Church in 1949, which he built into one of the largest New Thought congregations in the country. In the next decade, Murphy married, earned a PhD in psychology from the University of Southern California and started writing. After his first wife died in 1976, he remarried to a fellow Divine Science minister who was his longstanding secretary. He died in 1981.