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Book Review - The Law of Attraction: The Basics of the Teachings of Abraham

By Edited Jul 24, 2015 1 0

How Does LOA Really Work?

How Does Law Of Attraction (LOA) really work and how do you most effectively apply it? These are the basic questions tackled in the best selling book, The Law Of Attraction: The Basics Of The Teachings Of Abraham, by Esther and Jerry Hicks.

I have gathered what I feel are the highlights of this book and framed them with a general overview of the material, so you can quickly and efficiently decide if this is a book you would like to purchase and read in its entirety.

Having read many other books on the subject of LOA and deliberate creation, I received this book as a Christmas present after about two years of independent study on the topic.

That being the case, I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of valuable insight and actionable solutions that this book provides in its concise 205 pages. I have read about ten books in this genre, and because of its directness and usefulness, this is one of the absolute best.

Book Cover of The Law of Attraction: The Basics of the Teachings of Abraham
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Book Cover

Source Of The Material

Unusual, But Valuable

There are many books on this universal law, manifesting abundance, and reliably accomplishing goals. This book by Jerry and Esther Hicks is one of the best I have read. The material is easy to follow and I felt comfortable with it as soon as I got beyond the introductions and into the bulk of the messages.

The overall teachings contained in this book were used as a great deal of the original source material and inspiration for the extremely popular movie, The Secret by Rhonda Byrne!

Basically the book teaches the basics of LOA, how it functions, and how you can best apply it in your everyday life.

This was the first book by the husband and wife team of Jerry and Esther Hicks, and was published in 2006 by Hay House, Inc. It features a foreword by Neale Donald Walsch (Author of the best selling book, Conversations With God), and a preface by co-author Jerry Hicks.

The remainder of the book is composed of segments written by Esther Hicks, which are translated by her as she channels the collective of non-physical entities known as Abraham. A good portion of the content also contains questions asked by Jerry Hicks, and the resulting answers from Abraham, as it were.

If the source of this material sounds unusual, consider that many other books have been written through channeled source material. The best-selling new age classic, Conversations With God by Neale Donald Walsch, and the celebrated but quirky, Seth Speaks by Jane Roberts are examples of channeled material in the modern age.

Even the novella Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach is said to have been written using visualization, and all throughout our human existence divine inspiration has been recognized as playing a part in artistic creation and inspiration.

In fact, the very word inspiration means infused with spirit.

Regardless of the source, the book is filled with truth, applicable value, and meaningful insights into the LOA and how it functions in the world. 

My Copy

My copy of The Law of Attraction: The Basics of the Teachings of Abraham
Credit: (c) LesGoodrich.com / all rights reserved

What a cool book. I am so glad someone got me this for Christmas!

Overall Impressions

This book is easy to read, informative, and written with a sense of humor and a deep knowledge of the subject matter. I found hundreds of passages and quotations within the book that I wrote down and marked with note flags for future reference.   

Anyone who has studied the LOA will find many valuable insights and tips within this title, mainly due to the extensive quantity of the topics covered within. The book begins with clear definitions and examples, and then becomes more complex and detailed as it progresses.

There are sections that deal with relationships, money and finance, bad attitudes of others, and allowing people to be themselves in order to cultivate and allow your own abundance. 

This volume does much more than explain what LOA is; it dives deep into the subject as it relates to a myriad of life experiences, and explains how to best leverage the LOA in each. 

Overall, it is an outstanding, in-depth, well written and organized manual for learning about and using the law of attraction in your everyday life. 

A most excellent book on the LOA

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An outstanding resource for students and fans of Deliberate Creation. Highly recommended.



My only criticism (and it is barely one at all) of the entire book is that sometimes the questions posed by Jerry Hicks seem almost too thorough. However the sheer amount and detail of his questions, and the subsequent answers provided by Abraham, likely make the book appealing to a wider variety of people.

If a question or answer does not resonate with your current situation, you could just easily skip it and continue reading in the next section. The majority of the questions are fascinating and worth reading through. I found myself reading ninety percent of the questions.

Since the book is presented in bocks of thought, rather than narrative, much of it can be read in any order. However, I would advise reading it through in order at least once, so that you can get the material in the stages intended.

Flagged notes in my copy.

My flagged notes in my copy of The Law of Attraction: The Basics of the Teachings of Abraham
Credit: (c) LesGoodrich.com / all rights reserved

These flags are marking passages I intend to return to again and again.

This book covers LOA application in a fun, easy to read fashion.

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To summarize, The Law Of Attraction: The Basics Of The Teachings Of Abraham by Jerry and Esther Hicks, is a well organized, complete treatment on the subject of the LOA and how to use it in real life. Although the source of the material is admittedly unusual, you can tell that, as you read it, it’s filled with kindness, goodwill, and the best of intentions for anyone seeking to learn more about this fascinating subject.

Skeptics will always exist, but a logical understanding of the way the law of attraction works will always paint the most cynical critic into a corner, as, through their insistence that the LOA does not work, they manifest an entire array of supporting evidence in their lives to prove it. In other words, if you focus your thoughts on the idea that the LOA is false hype, then the LOA will manifest proof of exactly that idea at every turn.

This book is well worth the read for any student of the law of attraction, new or seasoned pro. It is well written and provides a great deal of useful value for anyone wishing to apply the LOA toward their process of deliberate creation.

This book is filled with ways to manifest abundance in everyday life.

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