77 - The Secret
While the book gained popularity in 2000s when Oprah featured it on her television show, The Secret draws upon the ancient law of attraction, which says that what you think and believe is drawn to you. Author Rhonda Byrne updated the philosophy with modern teachings on how to attain wealth, love and happiness, and the resulting book and its message spread like wildfire. Through The Secret, millions of people came to understand the power they had to create their own lives and change the course of their destinies with their thoughts (see how it changed Beliefnet readers' lives here).
~ Jennifer Jones