What All the World's A-Seeking
by Ralph Waldo Trine 
This thought-provoking book, which can be read in one sitting, is a perennial classic of this genre.
This book stands out in the huge body of New Thought literature for several reasons. First of all, he uses the phrase 'A Science of Mind' nearly two decades before the Ernest Holmes book of the same title. Second, and much more importantly, is the stress he places on service and compassion, not only to humanity, but to also animals, in fact, all sentient or conscious beings.
1896. Each is building his world from within: thought is the builder; for thoughts are forces, subtle, vital, irresistible, omnipotent, and according as used do they bring power or impotence peace or pain, success or failure. This book reveals techniques for propsperity and spiritual success.
About the Author:
An American author; born in Mt. Morris, Ill., Sept. 9, 1866; was graduated at Knox College, Galesburg, Ill., in 1891, and then pursued studies in history and social and political science at Johns Hopkins University. He became deeply interested in social problems; was made director of the American Humane Society and the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.