In many ways The Way of Peace reflects James Allen's New Thought Movement affiliations better than any of his other works. Referencing Christianity, Buddhism and Hinduism. The Way of Peace is a treatise on the importance of. Allen explains how whatever we meditate upon we become. Published on its own in 1907 The Way of Peace was first part of Allen's first book From Poverty to Power (also called The Realization of Prosperity and Peace). It is "A Book for all those who are in search of better conditions, wider freedom, and increased usefulness."James Allen was a British philosophical writer known for his inspirational books and poetry and as a pioneer of self-help movement. Allen's practical philosophy for successful living has awakened millions to the discovery that "they themselves are makers of themselves." Allen insists that it is within the power of each person to form his own character and create his own happiness.