I purchased this book when it came out a few years ago and it remains my favorite self-help book. Dr.Thomas's expertise in both religion and psychology gives him a broad understanding of the human heart and mind, yet he writes with clarity and directness. I especially like the brief exercises at the end of chapters. They never fail to work for me. An uncomplicated approach to the complex topic of personal power.
In being a personal friend of the author, I'll attempt to keep my review as objective from bias as possible. The 7 Steps to Personal Power is a good analysis of the corelation between certain dimentions of psychology and the 7 energy centers (Chakras) of Vedic philosophy. Those who are familiar with Jung will note his writings about the psychological corelations with the Kundalini; although Thomas' work is unavoidably similar to this, it is presented in a constructive context, more geared toward the individual's active use of these great observations. I would highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in persuing a new (to the hegemony of western society) and suprisingly effective way to self-help.