Dr. Joseph Murphy, born in Ireland in 1898, moved to USA in the mid-1940's, where he became minister of the Los Angeles Divine Science Church in 1949. He built a large following and his sermons about new thought grew into one of the largest congregations in US. During his service as a minister of the church, he even obtained and PhD in psychology. Many of his sermons were compiled into books and as a publisher of many motivational works, his legacy has grown manifold since he died in 1981. One his most popular book Power of your Subconscious Mind has never gone out of print and has been translated into seventeen languages.