Born on May 31, 1898, in Bowersville, Ohio, Norman Vincent Peale went on to serve as a Methodist clergyman who would later join the Dutch Reformed Church. He gathered a large following with his preaching style, sharing radio and TV sermons and editing the popular periodical Guideposts, which went on to spawn an entire philanthropic organization. His book The Power of Positive Thinking became a huge best-seller. He died on December 24, 1993, in Pawling, New York.
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