The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment is a book by Eckhart Tolle. He says the book "represents the essence of my work, as far as it can be conveyed in words" and that it "can be seen as a restatement for our time of that one timeless spiritual teaching, the essence of all religions". Published in the late 1990s with an initial printing of 3,000 copies the book's sales' growth accelerated in 2000 after Oprah Winfrey recommended it in her magazine, It has appeared on the New York Times Best Seller list and been translated into 33 languages.As of 2009, three million copies had been sold in North America. About the AuthorEckhart Tolle (born 1948) is a German-born Canadian resident, best known as the author of the The Power of Now and A New Earth, which were written in English. In 2011, he was listed by the Watkins Review as the most spiritually influential person in the world. In 2008, a New York Times writer called Tolle "the most popular spiritual author in the.He says he was depressed for much of his life until he underwent, at age 29, an "inner transformation", then spent several years wandering and unemployed "in a state of deep bliss" before becoming a spiritual teacher. Later, he moved to North America where he began writing his first book, The Power of Now, which was published in 1997,and reached the New York Times Best Seller lists in 2000.Tolle settled in Vancouver, Canada, where he has now lived for over 10 years.
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