Originally published anonymously in 1914, “The Impersonal Life” is Joseph Benner’s classic work of Christian spiritualism which was influenced by the New Thought movement, a religious movement of the later part of the 19th century and early part of the 20th century. Central to the New Thought movement is the idea that God resides in all things and that through the power of positive thinking one can attract the success and contentment that one desires. It is Benner’s intent to bring to the reader’s attention “the true spirit that resides in every human being”, that the individual is essentially inseparable from God’s divinity. Benner argues that only by leading an impersonal life, a life which recognizes that God is represented in each and every one of us, one can truly experience the glory of God. The impersonal life is a life aware of the idea that one’s identity is inseparable from the light of God and that through this acknowledgment one can experience the peace that emanates from all that is God’s creation.