The newstands are lined with magazines and
the bookstores are filled with books about these subjects. Schools and colleges include special classes in their schedules, motivational groups conduct “how to” seminars and clinics, and pro moters offer investment schemes and business opportunities that propose to catapult you to the top. Even certain religious groups have developed “blessing plans” which they claim will produce nearly-instant prosperity for those who use them.
I’ve read a lot of these books and magazines, and I’ve talked with lots of people about the most popular success and prosperity programs. Some of the programs I found interesting and worthwhile, but others were either foolish or outright rip-offs. Some of the religious ap proaches are based on Scripture, while others are based on mistaken interpretations.