Spiritual books are powerful tools for growth and awareness, which is why reading has been a huge part of my spiritual journey, along with many others’.
But at the same time, I know how disappointing it can be to read a book that just doesn’t touch your heart like you hoped it would. With more and more books falling under the spirituality genre, it can be hard to filter out the good from the bad!
That’s why this list contains 60 of the best spiritual books so you can save yourself the searching. This selection contains a mixture of personal recommendations along with highly rated and recommended books from other spiritual readers!
What makes a good spiritual book?
There are many benefits of reading spiritual books. Some of my favourites are:
With these benefits in mind, let's take a look at some of the best books for spiritual growth!
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The Best Spiritual Books of All Time
There are a lot of books in this list, so use the table of contents to skip to any titles that you feel called to!
1. A Monk's Guide to Happiness: Meditation in the 21st Century - Gelong Thubten
As the title suggests, this book is written by a Buddhist monk and meditation trainer. He explains why we all need meditation and mindfulness in our modern society and gives steps to cultivate more happiness in our everyday lives. There are also micro meditations included throughout to put the lessons learned into practice!
2. A New Earth: Create a Better Life - Eckhart Tolle
Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness. How do you know this is the experience you need? Because this is the experience you are having at the moment.
3. A Return to Love - Marianne Williamson
A return to love takes some of the fundamental lessons from the complex A Course in Miracles and makes them easier for us to digest. Marianne Williamson believes that no matter what we are struggling with in our lives, love is always the answer. By practicing more love we can change our lives and make the world a better place for future generations.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?
4. Anger: Buddhist Wisdom for Cooling The Flames - Thich Nhat Hanh
Thich Nhat Hanh is a Vietnamese Buddhist Zen Master, peace activist, scholar and poet. He draws on the insight of Buddha that anger is one of the three sources of unhappiness (alongside obsessive desire and ignorance) and insight from modern science that it can also ruin our health. Throughout the book he gives us new ways to “take care” of our anger and transform it into peace and healing.
To take good care of ourselves, we must go back and take care of the wounded child inside of us. You have to practice going back to your wounded child every day. You have to embrace him or her tenderly, like a big brother or a big sister. You have to talk to him, talk to her. And you can write a letter to the little child in you, of two or three pages, to that you recognize his or her presence, and will do everything you can to heal his or her wounds.
5. Ask and It Is Given: Learning to Manifest Your Desires - Esther and Jerry Hicks
Ask and It is Given is a comprehensive guide to achieving anything you want through the law of attraction. It includes 22 activities that can help you get into alignment with your desires. If you’re looking to expand your knowledge on the law of attraction then this could be the book for you! However, if you’re relatively new to the concept this may be a little hard to digest.
It is not your job to make something happen—Universal Forces are in place for all of that. Your work is to simply determine what you want.
6. Be Here Now - Ram Dass
Ram Dass, formerly known as Professor Richard Alpert, is known for his pioneering research on Psilocybin and LSD in the 1960s. After experimenting with these powerful psychedelics he embarked on his spiritual journey to India where he was introduced to Eastern philosophy. Published in 1971, Be Here Now was one of the first books to introduce these ideas to Western society and is a must read for anybody on this path!
This love is actually part of you; it is always flowing through you. It’s like the subatomic texture of the universe, the dark matter that connects everything. When you tune in to that flow, you will feel it in your own heart—not your physical heart or your emotional heart, but your spiritual heart, the place you point to in your chest when you say, “I am."
7. Becoming Supernatural: How Common People Are Doing the Uncommon - Dr. Joe Dispenza
This book will transform your perspective of what it means to be supernatural. Dr. Joe Dispenza argues that we all have extraordinary capabilities within us and he offers up the knowledge and tools for us to tune into them. Becoming Supernatural allows us to discover who we really are aside from what we have been conditioned to believe!
The only way we can change our lives is to change our energy — to change the electromagnetic field we are constantly broadcasting. In other words, to change our state of being, we have to change how we think and how we feel.
8. Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear - Elizabeth Gilbert
Big Magic was pretty much the inspiration and motivation I needed to kick-start this blog! I’m sure I’m not the only one who puts off creative ideas due to feelings of not being good enough or successful. This book challenges those thoughts and encourages you to create, just because. Elizabeth Gilbert also talks about ideas and inspiration as spiritual phenomena - she proposes that if you don’t put an idea into action then it will leave you and find somebody else who will!
Recognizing that people’s reactions don’t belong to you is the only sane way to create. If people enjoy what you’ve created, terrific. If people ignore what you’ve created, too bad. If people misunderstand what you’ve created, don’t sweat it. And what if people absolutely hate what you’ve created? What if people attack you with savage vitriol, and insult your intelligence, and malign your motives, and drag your good name through the mud? Just smile sweetly and suggest – as politely as you possibly can – that they go make their own fucking art. Then stubbornly continue making yours.
9. Breathing Under Water: Spirituality and the Twelve Steps - Richard Rohr
Many of us are addicted to something or other, and shared pain can bring us together to overcome it. In Breathing Under Water, Richard Rohr speaks about the Twelve Step Program and its connections to Christian teachings. He says that by using this program, we can connect to God and compassion to overcome our addictions and suffering.
And to be fully honest, I think your heart needs to be broken, and broken open, at least once to have a heart at all or to have a heart for others.
10. The Celestine Prophecy - James Redfield
The Celestine Prophecy draws on ancient wisdom found in a Peruvian manuscript and reveals the secrets that can change the way we think about our lives. It provides the insight to make connections between our life events and predict what is going to happen in our own futures, so we can move forward with heightened energy and optimism!
We must assume every event has significance and contains a message that pertains to our questions...this especially applies to what we used to call bad things...the challenge is to find the silver lining in every event, no matter how negative.
11. Change your Thoughts, Change your Life: Living the Wisdom of the Tao - Dr Wayne W. Dyer
The Tao Te Ching is an ancient spiritual guidebook written in China over 2,500 years ago. Change your Thoughts, Change your Life offers translations and interpretations of each of the 81 verses of the Tao along with suggestions of how to put these insights into action. The book promises to change the way that you look at your life to the extent that you’ll “live in a new world aligned with nature”.
Are you willing to be sponged out, erased, cancelled, made nothing? Are you willing to be made nothing? dipped into oblivion? If not, you will never really change.
12. Conversations with God - Neale Donald Walsch
When the author, Neal Donald Walsch, was facing a low period in his life he turned to God to look for answers. As he finished writing a letter to God, he felt called to continue writing and in turn came out with remarkable answers to his own questions. With humour throughout, this book is directed at anybody who is yet to find the answers they’ve been searching for!
All human actions are motivated at their deepest level by two emotions--fear or love. In truth there are only two emotions--only two words in the language of the soul.... Fear wraps our bodies in clothing, love allows us to stand naked. Fear clings to and clutches all that we have, love gives all that we have away. Fear holds close, love holds dear. Fear grasps, love lets go. Fear rankles, love soothes. Fear attacks, love amends.
13. Dear Universe: 200 Mini-Meditations for Instant Manifestations - Sarah Prout
Dear Universe is an easy to follow guide to achieving anything you set your mind to using the law of attraction. The book contains 100 mini-meditations to help you tune into the power of your emotions and get into alignment with your intentions! It’s easy to follow guidance and exercises makes it accessible for beginners, as well as more experienced practitioners.
In the 1990s, Dr. Rick Strassman conducted a study in which he injected sixty participants with a powerful psychedelic known as DMT - a chemical that is also created by the human brain. This book tells the detailed stories of these participants’ experiences and their encounters with nonhuman presences. This is an interesting read for anybody interested in the use of psychedelics as a portal to mystical regions of the human body and soul!
I thought I had died, and that I might not ever come back. I don’t know what happened. All of a sudden, BAM, there I was. It was the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen.
In Eastern Body, Western Mind, Anodea Judith combines the Eastern chakra system with Western psychology with implications for social issues such as addiction, codependence, family dynamics, sexuality and personal empowerment. The book offers powerful insights into the connections between trauma and the chakra system and how we can use this knowledge to get into balance.
Our culture, so proud of its mind-over-matter philosophy, cuts us off from our bodily experience and from the earth itself. In this severance, our sexuality is negated, our senses assaulted, our environment abused, and our power manipulated. Our ground is our form, and without it we lose our individuality.
16. Eat Pray Love: One Woman's Search for Everything - Elizabeth Gilbert
Eat Pray Love is the bestselling memoir that tells the story of Elizabeth Gilbert leaving her marriage and travelling the world in a search for more. Her story is honest and uncensored making it incredibly relatable and empowering to many in a Western society. The book was so influential that it has since been turned into a film adaptation and there has since been a book called Eat Pray Love Made Me Do It!
You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day. This is a power you can cultivate. If you want to control things in your life so bad, work on the mind. That’s the only thing you should be trying to control.
In this book, spiritual teacher Matt Kahn offers support for getting out of our ego space and into the place of the soul. With techniques such as surrender, energy clearing and mantras, Everything is Here to Help You gives us the tools we need to connect to our heart space and move away from a life of fear and judgment!
This means that even though patterns may repeat throughout our lives, we are always experiencing them from a more expanded level of consciousness than we had in the past. If we focus on experiences as superstitious forms of punishment, we innocently deny the consciousness within each moment that can see what has yet to be seen, while daring to respond as we have never responded before.
18. Journey of Souls: Case Studies of Life Between Lives - Michael Newton
Dr. Michael Newton, a hypnotherapist who coined his own technique to reach subjects’ hidden memories, tells the stories of 29 people who he placed in a state of “superconsciousness”. Through their accounts, we learn insights to frequent questions about what happens after we die. This is a thought provoking book for anybody interested in the afterlife and reincarnation!
When clients tell me how much they suffered from the actions of family members, my first question to their conscious mind is, "If you had not been exposed to this person as a child, what would you now lack in understanding?" It may take a while, but the answer is in our minds. There are spiritual reasons for our being raised as children around certain kinds of people, just as other people are designated to be near us as adults.
19. Journey to the Heart: Daily Meditations on the Path to Freeing Your Soul - Melody Beattie
Journey to the Heart is all about connecting to our heart space. Melody Beattie gives us a reflection each day to open up our hearts and connect to our true purpose and our creative force. This book is a perfect addition to your bedside to start your day with a positive intention and focus!
20. Letting Go: The Pathway of Surrender - David R. Hawkins
This book is all about letting go of obstacles and blockages that are hindering our spiritual growth. Through decades of experience as a psychiatrist, Dr Hawkins argues that surrender is one of the most beneficial practices to relieving human suffering and cultivating more happiness, love, joy, success, health and enlightenment. This book holds the answers for letting go of anything that is holding us back from such a life!
Repressed and suppressed feelings require counter-energy to keep them submerged. It takes energy to hold down our feelings. As these feelings are relinquished, the energy that had been holding down the negativity is now freed for constructive uses.
21. Light Is The New Black: A Guide to Answering Your Soul's Callings and Working Your Light - Rebecca Campbell
This book is a definite must read for anybody who want to claim back their power! Rebecca Campbell tells the story of her life and how adversity forced her to rediscover her light. She gives practical tools to get in touch with your soul’s calling and find the light that resides within each of us. This is a book that will leave you feeling empowered!
You have an inner light within you that is craving to be shared by those around you, by the world at large – but mostly by you. When you share your unique light, bit by bit, you light up the lives of those around you. And, one by one, you inspire them to light up too. It’s a chain reaction. And before long, the whole world lights up. Your light is contagious.
22. Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World - Mark Williams and Danny Penman
This book is a powerful guide for anybody hoping to experience the benefits from living more mindfully. Based on Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, this book can help you to break cycles of stress, anxiety and low mood and embrace a new way of living in the modern world. This is a good beginners tool for those who are not yet accustomed to spiritual texts and wish to start learning in a practical way!
Pure awareness transcends thinking. It allows you to step outside the chattering negative self-talk and your reactive impulses and emotions. It allows you to look at the world once again with open eyes. And when you do so, a sense of wonder and quiet contentment begins to reappear in your life.
23. Moonology: Working with the Magic of Lunar Cycles - Yasmin Boland
Moonology is all about using the power of the moon to manifest your dreams and desires. This book is a personal favourite of mine because it is so informative and detailed, yet so easy to work with. It explains everything you need to know about the moon cycles and how to work with their energy.
If you want to start a moonology practice I would also recommend this moon journal - it is so beautifully illustrated and organised, and allows you to track your manifesting progress.
At the time of the New Moon, ideas are coming from the ether and we must decide which of them we want to latch onto. We need to remember that anything is possible. This is definitely the time to think about what you do want, and not think about what you don’t want. Meditate on your dreams. That will allow you to tune in to your higher self, so you have all the guidance you need to move towards them.
24. No Mud, No Lotus: The Art of Transforming Suffering - Thich Nhat Hanh
According to Thich Nhat Hanh, acknowledging and transforming our suffering is essential for our happiness, not the avoidance strategies that many of us attempt. In this book, he offers practices to face suffering head on and transform it without being overwhelmed by it. This is a must read for anyone struggling to deal with negative life events!
Without suffering, there's no happiness. So we shouldn't discriminate against the mud. We have to learn how to embrace and cradle our own suffering and the suffering of the world, with a lot of tenderness.
25. Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life - Thich Nhat Hanh
Peace is Every Step shows us how to find joy in every moment - even the (seemingly) mundane. Thich Nhat Hanh gives us easily accessible exercises to increase our awareness and bring peace into our everyday lives. This book serves as a reminder to return to ourselves when we are getting caught up in the rush of modern life.
Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.
This was the first book I purchased when I began my spiritual journey, so it holds a special place in my heart. It is perfect for anybody who wants to begin a spiritual practice but doesn’t know where to start, or if you feel lost and in need of actionable steps. Kyle offers 111 spiritual practices that you can make use of daily - it’s not a book that requires a lot of reading, but instead little segments of daily wisdom to progress on your journey.
These amazing religions talk about a vibrational sound that created the universe, an energy they call ‘Om’ or ‘Aum’. Scientists, on the other hand, can’t put their finger on exactly what created the universe, or what it’s made of, and may even call it ‘nothingness’. Whatever you like to call it, it’s real, it’s there and we all know it. We can feel it because we’re part of it.
27. Rise Sister Rise: A Guide to Unleashing the Wise, Wild Woman Within - Rebecca Campbell
Rise Sister Rise is all about women finding their own power in a patriarchal society. The book calls for us to stop dulling down our feminine energy and instead connect to our Shakti and wisdom! By using the tools, questions and rituals in Rise Sister Rise we learn that it is safe to allow ourselves to rise, and we can heal ourselves and the world as a result. This is a truly empowering read!
Natural Witchcraft dates back further than all of the great religions. Natural Witchcraft is the worship of Mother God and her seasons. As seeing all of life as sacred. Of tapping into the power and wisdom that we have within each and every one of us.
28. Sacred Contracts: Awakening Your Divine Potential - Caroline Myss
Many of us feel lost and unsure of what our purpose is in this life and this can lead to a host of conditions including depression and anxiety. Caroline Myss argues that we each have a Sacred Contract, which explains why we are here, what we are supposed to learn and who we are meant to meet. In this book, Caroline explains how to identify your own spiritual archetypes and how to use them to decipher your own sacred contract and fulfill your divine potential!
To believe in an invisible order, a divine or implicate order, as quantum physics calls it, or the order beneath the disorder that chaos theory describes, is a healthier, more interesting choice than seeing no meaning in life whatsoever.
29. Siddhartha - Hermann Hesse
Originally published in 1922, Siddhartha tells the story of a young Brahmin’s search for reality after meeting Buddha. We follow his journey and the lessons he learns to gain his wisdom on his path. This moral parable has been an incredibly influential and moving tale for millions of people and therefore must be included in this list!
Wisdom cannot be imparted. Wisdom that a wise man attempts to impart always sounds like foolishness to someone else ... Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it.
30. Signs: The Secret Language of the Universe - Laura Lynne Jackson
According to Laura Lynne Jackson, we all have the ability to tune into “the secret language of the universe”. By asking for and recognising the signs and synchronicities that we receive from other realms, we can find meaning in our life events and find light in moments of darkness. These moments can help guide us to where we need to be!
31. Stillness Speaks: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment - Eckhart Tolle
Stillness Speaks emphasises the art of “inner stillness”, a place where we are wholly present in the moment and our ego, thoughts and attachments melt away. Eckhart Tolle guides us to embracing silence and stillness so that we can escape the limits of our thinking mind and transcend pain and suffering!
There is something that matters more than any of those things and that is finding the essence of who you are beyond that short-lived entity, that short-lived personalized sense of self. You find peace not by rearranging the circumstances of your life, but by realizing who you are at the deepest level.
32. The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream - Paulo Coelho
The Alchemist is a fable about a young shepherd who leaves to follow his dreams of treasure in the Egyptian pyramids. Along the way he meets several spiritual messengers and an Alchemist, who transforms his outlook on life. This is an inspirational tale that holds the power to inspire and change lives!
And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.
33. The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living - The Dalai Lama
Aimed at a Western audience, the Dalai Lama offers his wisdom and advice on how to achieve long lasting happiness. Along with psychiatrist Dr Howard C. Cutler, he applies principles of Tibetan Buddhism to today’s society to show how to find balance and freedom from the mind. The pair make interesting points throughout, which are supported by both Eastern tradition and Western psychology.
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.
34. The Astonishing Power of Emotions: Your Inner Guide to the Law of Attraction - Esther and Jerry Hicks
In this book, Esther and Jerry Hicks show us how to understand, balance and utilise the whirlwind of emotions that we can experience in our daily lives. They help us to make peace with wherever we currently are, even if this is not how we envisioned our lives to play out. The astonishing power of emotions is the perfect tool for the highly sensitive!
You always know more clearly what you do want when you are faced with what you do not want. But whether you are consciously aware of it or not, all day, every day, you are giving birth to new desires that are being born from the details of the life you are living out on the Leading Edge of thought.
Another book for the bedside, The Book of Awakening is a spiritual guidebook, which contains reflections for every day of the year to get in touch with the soul. This book is full of wisdom and inspiration, making it the perfect pick me up each morning! The book has gained support from the likes of Oprah Winfrey, who says it is the “perfect gift for yourself and your friends.”
The further I wake into this life, the more I realize that God is everywhere and the extraordinary is waiting quietly beneath the skin of all that is ordinary. Light is in both the broken bottle and the diamond, and music is in both the flowing violin and the water dripping from the drainage pipe. Yes, God is under the porch as well as on top of the mountain, and joy is in both the front row and the bleachers, if we are willing to be where we are.
The Book of Secrets reveals 112 meditations from Tantra to bring joy to our daily lives. This book helps to demystify and destigmatize Tantra and challenge readers to break free from what they have been conditioned to believe. It is a great choice for anybody wanting to learn more about Tantra or simply cultivate more joy in the everyday!
Only a blind man can easily define what light is. When you do not know, you are bold. Ignorance is always bold; knowledge hesitates. And the more you know, the more you feel that the ground underneath is dissolving. The more you know, the more you feel how ignorant you are.
37. The Divine Matrix: Bridging Time, Space, Miracles and Belief - Gregg Braden
The Divine Matrix puts forward the evidence for a web of energy that connects everything in our lives and the world. According to Gregg Braden, a former aerospace computer systems designer, we each have the power to connect to the “Divine Matrix” to create joy and heal suffering! This book illustrates these ideas with both science and real-life stories.
Manifestation begins with the willingness to make room in our beliefs for something that supposedly doesn’t exist. We create that “something” through the force of consciousness and awareness.
38. The Field - Lynne McTaggart
Like The Divine Matrix, The Field discusses a web of energy that connects everything in the universe. This book argues that this web is how experiences such as psychic readings, remote viewing, energy healing and homeopathy can be achieved. The author, Lynne McTaggart follows the life and work of scientists who support this theory.
39. The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom - Don Miguel Ruiz
The Four Agreements provides a code for living that can transform our lives for the better! This wisdom is shared by Miguel Ruiz, a shamanic teacher, who learnt the agreements from his Toltec ancestors. This is a book that is bound to make you question how you’re currently living and start making positive changes!
Also, go inside and listen to your body, because your body will never lie to you. Your mind will play tricks, but the way you feel in your heart, in your guts, is the truth.
The Mind Illuminated is a thorough yet accessible guide to meditation. It combines Buddhist wisdom and the latest psychological research making it ideal for a Western audience. This book contains step by step guidance for different stages of meditation and is suitable for meditators of all levels!
Of course, it’s much harder to stay mindful when it matters most, in difficult situations. That’s why we need to intentionally practice mindfulness in everyday life, especially when it’s easy, like when you’re driving a car or eating a meal. Then, you’ll build up the skill and the “mental muscle” to stay mindful in the face of greater challenges.
41. The Miracle of Mindfulness: The Classic Guide - Thich Nhat Hanh
In The Miracle of Mindfulness, Thich Nhat Hanh explains how we can learn mindfulness skills in order to slow down our lives and appreciate every moment. He teaches us how we can turn simple everyday acts into opportunities to practice meditation. This book provides lots of opportunities for self reflection and solidifies the importance of meditation!
People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don't even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child—our own two eyes. All is a miracle.
42. The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari - Robin Sharma
The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari is a fable about a lawyer who is forced to confront his life following a heart attack. During a trek to India he is met by gurus who teach him powerful lessons about his life. Through reading this book and the lessons provided, you too can learn how to let go of a life of consumerism and embrace destiny instead!
Push yourself to do more and to experience more. Harness your energy to start expanding your dreams. Yes, expand your dreams. Don't accept a life of mediocrity when you hold such infinite potential within the fortress of your mind. Dare to tap into your greatness.
43. The Power Is Within You - Louise Hay
The Power is Within You is all about connecting to what makes each of us special. Louise Hay wants us to build up our resilience, or as she calls it, emotional and mental immune systems. She argues that criticism is inevitable but we must learn to see the positives within ourselves. This is an easy to read book that is sure to change the relationship you have with yourself!
If we make a conscious decision not to be victims of the past and go about creating new lives for ourselves, we are supported by this Power within, and new, happier experiences begin to unfold.
44. The Power of Crystal Healing: Change Your Energy and Live a High Vibe Life - Emma Lucy Knowles
If you want to learn more about the metaphysical properties of crystals and how to use them then this is the book for you! This crystal “bible” features over 100 crystals with details of their physical, spiritual and emotional healing powers. The book also contains guides to cleansing and caring for crystals, crystal meditation techniques and an introduction to the chakra system!
45. The Power of Intention: Learning to Co-Create Your World Your Way - Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
In The Power of Intention, Wayne Dyer teaches us how to move past our minds and egos and train ourselves to tune into the energy of intention. He argues that in doing so we make ourselves available to the energy of success. This book provides the answers to trusting in the universe and aligning with the energy of your desires!
When you’re connected to the power of intention, everywhere you go, and everyone you meet, is affected by you and the energy you radiate. As you become the power of intention, you’ll see your dreams being fulfilled almost magically, and you’ll see yourself creating huge ripples in the energy fields of others by your presence and nothing more.
46. The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment - Eckhart Tolle
The Power of Now is all about slowing down and learning to live in the present moment. This book offered me so much insight into the negative effects of what Eckhart Tolle calls “psychological time”. If you often find yourself dwelling on the past or waiting for better things to come then this could be the book you need!
All negativity is caused by an accumulation of psychological time and denial of the present. Unease, anxiety, tension, stress, worry – all forms of fear – are caused by too much future, and not enough presence. Guilt, regret, resentment, grievances, sadness, bitterness, and all forms of non-forgiveness are caused by too much past, and not enough pres
47. The Road Less Travelled - Scott Peck
The Road Less Travelled is a powerful and inspirational book written by psychiatrist Scott Peck. This book talks about love in a way that you might not have previously considered, with case studies from his clients throughout. It is a great read for increasing self awareness and understanding and might just change the way you live and love!
Life is difficult. This is a great truth, one of the greatest truths. It is a great truth because once we truly see this truth, we transcend it. Once we truly know that life is difficult-once we truly understand and accept it-then life is no longer difficult. Because once it is accepted, the fact that life is difficult no longer matters.
48. The Seat of the Soul - Gary Zukav
According to Gary Zukav, we are evolving from a species that understands power as manipulation and control (external power) to one that understands power as the alignment of the personality with the soul (authentic power). The Seat of the Soul shows us how to connect more with our authentic power and fill our lives with meaning and purpose!
Every experience that you have and will have upon the Earth encourages the alignment of your personality with your soul. Every circumstance and situation gives you the opportunity to choose this path, to allow your soul to shine through you, to bring into the physical world through you its unending and unfathomable reverence for and love of Life.
49. The Secret - Rhonda Byrne
Originally a hit documentary, this book is a must-have if you want to explore the Law of Attraction. It offers quotes from a range of professionals and influentials throughout that will change your mindset completely. It’s an easy read which is perfect for anybody exploring new concepts. But don’t be put off you already know your stuff; I found that parts of this book really made me stop and think about circumstances in my own life from a different perspective!
When you want to attract something into your life, make sure your actions don’t contradict your desires.. Think about what you have asked for, and make sure that your actions are mirroring what you expect to receive, and that they’re not contradicting what you’ve asked for. Act as if you are receiving it. Do exactly what you would do if you were receiving it today, and take actions in your life to reflect that powerful expectation. Make room to receive your desires, and as you do, you are sending out that powerful signal of expectation.
50. The Power - Rhonda Byrne
Life isn’t happening to you; life is responding to you. Life is your call! Every area of your life is your call. You are the creator of your life. You are the writer of your life story. You are the director of your life movie. You decide what your life will be – by what you give out.
51. The Magic - Rhonda Byrne
The Magic is the third book in the Secret Series. This book explores the mysteries found in a sacred text to take us on a month long journey using the Law of Attraction. Each day, for 28 days, there are step by step practices backed up by secret teachings, revelations and scientific law to expand our gratitude and open our eyes to a new way of living!
You are human, you will make mistakes, and it’s one of the most beautiful things about being human, but you must learn from your mistakes, otherwise your life will have a lot of unnecessary pain.
52. Hero - Rhonda Byrne
The final book in the Secret Series, Hero contains the wisdom and insight of twelve of the most successful people in the world today. By following their extraordinary journeys, Hero shows us that each of us were born with the tools we need to create our dream life. This uplifting book proves to us that it’s never too late to follow our dreams and become a hero!
The most powerful time to reprogram the subconscious mind is when you’re falling asleep at night. When you’re in that very sleepy state of being half asleep and half awake, plant the thought that you can do anything and you can achieve anything you set your mind to. Your aim is to make that “believing in yourself” thought your last thought
In The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success, Deepak Chopra offers an alternative perspective on success, which can change your life! The seven principles, or laws, that he provides are simple to apply but very powerful. This book provides the answers to anyone wishing to create more success and abundance in their life!
The Ego, however, is not who you really are. The ego is your self-image; it is your social mask; it is the role you are playing. Your social mask thrives on approval. It wants control, and it is sustained by power, because it lives in fear.
As the name suggests, this book is all about slowing down and being more mindful with our lives. Haemin Sunim targets the key issues and anxieties that many of us have in modern life and offers advice for slowing down and cultivating more joy. In doing so we begin to notice all of the beauty in the world that we might otherwise have missed!
Some say they don’t really know what they are looking for in life. This might be because, instead of getting in touch with how they feel, they have led their lives according to other people’s expectations. Live your life not to satisfy others, but to fulfill what your heart desires.
55. The Universe Has Your Back: How to Feel Safe and Trust Your Life No Matter What - Gabrielle Bernstein
Gabrielle Bernstein is a life-coach and motivational speaker. Throughout The Universe Has your Back, she encourages you to have faith in the universe and let go of fear. She offers spiritual practices and rituals along the way that will help you to tune into the powers of the universe! There is even an oracle card deck to go with this book, which I just think is the cutest thing!
When you make this type of commitment to the Universe, it’s important to be aware of any sneaky, fear-based story that can hook you back in. This is the story that pain has purpose. We live in a world that supports drama, terror, separation, and hardship. We’ve been guided to believe that without pain we have not accomplished or achieved. I’m here to bust that myth now. Pain does not equal purpose. Your purpose is to be joyful. Your purpose is to live with ease. Your purpose is to surrender to the love of the Universe so you can live a happy life. Accept the purpose of love, and your life will radically change this instant.
56. The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself - Michael A. Singer
The Untethered Soul helps us to get in touch with who we really are. By using meditation and mindfulness, Michael Singer shows how to tap into our consciousness and release ourselves from our minds. The book is divided into five parts and is written in a light hearted tone, which makes the heaps of information easy to digest!
People tend to burden themselves with so many choices. But, in the end, you can throw it all away and just make one basic, underlying decision: Do you want to be happy, or do you not want to be happy? It’s really that simple. Once you make that choice, your path through life becomes totally clear.
57. Waking Up: Searching for Spirituality Without Religion - Sam Harris
Waking Up is for all of the people who don’t define themselves as a singular religion but believe in something bigger! Neuroscientist Sam Harris explores spirituality using scientific evidence to deliver us a guide to meditation and other spiritual practices. This book is full of wisdom and insight, and is a great read for anybody who is searching for spirituality without religion!
Spirituality must be distinguished from religion—because people of every faith, and of none, have had the same sorts of spiritual experiences.
58. You Are The Universe: Discovering Your Cosmic Self and Why It Matters - Deepak Chopra and Menas Kafatos
You are the Universe aims to provide us with the answers about the origins of the universe, time, space, matter and the meaning of consciousness. This book brings together science and spirituality to help us redefine what we see as reality and consider other perspectives. This book is an interesting read for those who have many unanswered questions about our origins!
Humans are in the ironic position of knowing for certain that we have a mind, while at the same time finding that our mind can’t explain itself.
59. You Can Heal Your Life - Louise Hay
Louise Hay is an empowering and inspiring leader in the field of self-help and healing. In You Can Heal Your Life, she shares her insights into the relationship between the mind and body, specifically how our thoughts can contribute to physical disease. On this basis she argues that we can heal anything in the body using the power of our minds!
Remember, you have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.
This thought provoking book explores the idea that before we are born into the physical world, we are souls who plan our lives and challenges for the purpose of spiritual growth. With stories from four gifted mediums throughout, Your Soul’s Plan can help us to transform the way we look at suffering and find meaning in our lives!
Judgments are thoughts, and thoughts are living, moving energy. Because energy attracts like energy, judgment attracts judgmental people. The world is a mirror in which we glimpse ourselves. If there are judgmental people around us, it may be that life is asking us to examine our own willingness or tendency to judge.
I hope that this list of the best spiritual books of all time has given you some ideas for your bookshelf!
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Esther Cundall is a psychology graduate and certified yoga teacher. She is the founder of the blog Hopeful Lotus, which guides readers to grow to their fullest potential using spiritual and personal growth practices. By sharing her own journey, she helps others find their own hope and heal from within.