A book can be a friend, a teacher, and a fountain of inspiration. Whatever it is you’re seeking, here are some of my favorite inspirational books to help you live the way you want to live. From one bookworm to another, enjoy.
10 Inspirational Books That Will Enrich Your Life
1. You Can Heal Your Life, by Louise Hay
This book started it all for me. It opened my eyes to a new way of seeing things, and it made me wonder how I could heal myself. This is a book you can put down and pick up again and again, wherever your life has taken you.
2. The Four Agreements, by Don Miguel Ruiz
This book makes you stop and think about how you’re living your life and treating others. It’s an awesome lesson in humility and a reminder that you’re a precious piece of one, big, awesome puzzle.
3. A Return to Love, by Marianne Williamson
Marianne’s book is the perfect preview to A Course in Miracles and was one of the first that started me on a spiritual path.I recommend this if you're ready to live different, deeper, better.
“The only thing lacking in any situation is our own awareness of love.” – Marianne Williamson
4. A Course In Miracles
This complete self-study spiritual thought system teaches forgiveness as the road to inner peace and your return to love. The language might be a bit mind boggling (and it does speak of God, though in a somewhat nontraditional way), and that’s why I began with Marianne Williamson’s A Return to Love first.
I think this text is meant to be absorbed slowly. It’s a basis for living life.
5. The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho
This extraordinary bestseller serves as a powerful reminder to follow your heart and live a life that feels good to you, no matter what's standing in your way. It’s a timeless tale of self-discovery that combines magic, mysticism, wisdom, wonder, and adventure.
6. The Motivation Manifesto, by Brendon Burchard
I’ll just quote what Paulo Coelho (the author of The Alchemist) had to say about this:
“The Motivation Manifesto is a poetic and powerful call to reclaim our lives and find our own personal freedom. It’s a triumphant work that transcends the title, lifting the reader from mere motivation into a soaringly purposeful and meaningful life. I love this book.”
“There is more pulse and beauty and meaning to be had.” – Brendon Burchard
7. Life’s Golden Ticket, by Brendon Burchard
As the title hints, this is a story about second chances. Written by the same brilliant author who wrote The Motivation Manifesto, this triumphant tale of personal growth will encourage you to embrace a new vision for your life, one where love rules.
8. Eat, Pray, Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert
If you’re going through something major in life, this book offers a raw take on transition. It'll encourage you to leave behind the life you aren’t in love with (metaphorically or literally) and take a new adventure.
9. Big Magic, by Elizabeth Gilbert
After becoming acquainted with Liz Gilbert’s witty writing style in Eat, Pray, Love, I dove right into her book Big Magic. I was surprised to find this book wasn't only for the creative-at-heart, but for everyone. The point is that we’re all creative, because that’s simply the way we were born.
“Create whatever causes a revolution in your heart.” – Elizabeth Gilbert
10. The Universe Has Your Back, by Gabrielle Bernstein
Gabby is a spiritual teacher I've been following for a while now. In the book, Gabby teaches how to transform fear into faith, and release the resistance to happiness, security, and clear direction. It’s beautiful.
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What's your favorite book to read, no matter how many times you've read it before?
Tell me in the comments. I read every single one, and I'd love to know!