Over the years I’ve read a lot of books. By a lot of authors. For a lot of reasons.
Here is a list of books that have helped guide me through the maze we call Life. It is by no means an exhaustive list; I will be adding to it as I recall books I’ve forgotten, and read more that I find helpful.
After the first two books, it is also in no particular order of importance.
In places I’ve added my synopsis of the book, and that is entirely my opinion. However, this is my page, and created to express my opinion.
You may not share that opinion, which is your right and privilege. After all, everyone has different taste and different style.
Nevertheless, you are here because you know me, or have heard of me, or you are my client or student, or wondering whether you should become my client or student.
If you are my client or student, this will give you some insight into me. Reading these books may give you some insight into you.
If you are wondering whether you should become my client or student, this list will give you some insight into me, and help you make a decision. Reading these books may give you some insight into you.
There’s a reason that there are only two books on this list with links. That’s because, if I could get you to buy only one book, it would be one of the top two listed here.
Living in Grace is the book that finally put things in order for me. I honestly don’t know if I would have finished the book, or seen what I did in it, without the years of reading and seeking I put in before I read it. I would like to think I would have, but I’m not so sure.
However, let me share something with you. Without this book, I would still be floundering, still doubting, still wondering.
I’m not saying I don’t occasionally do all those things, but the principles and guidelines expressed in this book helped me to see through all the confusion and questioning, and constant reference back to it helps to keep me on my own spiritual path, participating in my own Truth, finding the way that is meant for me to follow.
I almost didn’t finish the book when I started it in 2004. As I read the first chapters, I distinctly heard, “Oh no… not another religious book. Please, NOT another religious book.” But I persevered, if only because I had met the author and would feel guilty if I didn’t finish it. Thank God. Once I got to Chapter 5, I began to see the path, and I swallowed the rest in a gulp. And no, it is not a religious book.
Nowadays I carry it with me wherever I go. I read and reread the chapters, pages, random paragraphs, finding inspiration anew. I even lead a Study Group on it!
The Shift Study Group
The rest is up to you.
Beca published this book last year, and when I read it, my first thought was, “This is a prequel to Living in Grace! How wonderful!” If you read my thoughts on Living in Grace, above, you probably hesitated before arbitrarily clicking on the link to Living in Grace. I understand. Perfectly!
The 4Ess?, as I call The Four Essential Questions, is for some an easier read in terms of seeing the principles and guidelines behind The Shift®, especially if you are relatively new to inspirational writing. It is clear, it is simple, it is available to all who seek it (common), and it makes sense!
The Tao of Pooh, Benjamin Hoff
The Te of Pooh, Benjamin Hoff
The War of Art, Steven Pressfield
Do The Work, Steven Pressfield
The Ultimate Secret to Getting Absolutely Everything You Want, Mike Hernacki
Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill
The Greatest Salesman in the World, Og Mandino
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen R. Covey
The 8th Habit, Stephen R. Covey
The Power of Positive Thinking, Norman Vincent Peale
The Four Agreements, Don Miguel Ruiz
Zen And The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Robert M. Pirsig