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  • Faith: Christianity
  • Profession: Pastor
  • Lived: May 31, 1898 - December 24, 1993
  • Nationality: American
  • Known for: Popularized the concept of positive thinking, author of "The Power of Positive Thinking"
  • Fun Fact: Prior to writing "The Power of Positive Thinking," Peale hosted a radio show called "The Art of Living." The show ran for 54 years.
  • Fun Fact: Peale served as the pastor of Marble Collegiate Church from 1932 until his death at the age of 95.
  • Fun Fact: 
Norman Vincent Peale was best known for his work with ideas about positive thinking. He was one of the early proponents of the idea and catapulted it into the public consciousness with his best-selling book "The Power of Positive Thinking." The book was a source of controversy when it was first released and continues to be controversial today. That has not stopped it from being popular in public opinion both when it was released and today. Peale also wrote a number of other book including "The Art of Living" and "The Tough-Minded Optimist."

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