Inspirational Books: A Short List

Inspirational Books: A Short List

Words have the power to change lives, evoke emotions, and cause inspiration. Many books offer various insights that thousands of readers find inspiring. This list of ten inspiration books is not conclusive, though it will give you a great reading list to go by if you are in need of some inspiration.

(1) The Tao of Pooh

Who says that cuddly bears can’t be philosophical? Author Benjamin Hoff brings eastern Taoism to the western world through the Tao of Pooh. Hoff explains how Pooh follows the Taoist traditions, and the book itself will cause you to stop and reflect regularly.

(2) To Kill a Mockingbird

This is a classic book written by Harper Lee. To Kill a Mockingbird chronicles the lives of the Finch family. The story deals with race, class, and law, yet the entire story is told through the eyes of Scout Finch – an eight-year-old girl. To read this story is to see the world through a different set of eyes.

(3) The Little Prince

This book (originally written in French) by Antoine de Saint-Exupery is a time-honored children’s book that touches upon philosophical themes. Even though the book was intended for children, adults of all ages will gain a lot from reading The Little Prince.

(4) The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Have you ever wondered why some people succeed in life and others don’t? Author Stephen R. Covey delves into the world of personal development in his book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Reading this book will give you an entirely new perspective on life.

(5) The Celestine Prophecy

A classic in its own right, author James Redfield explores spiritual truth and the quest for infinite knowledge. The main character confronts all kinds of obstacles while seeking an ancient text. This book expertly combines adventure and thought into one neatly packed novel.

(6) The Alchemist

If you like to read adventure books, you will enjoy what author Paulo Coehlo has to offer. Follow the journey of a shepherd boy who searches for an ancient Egyptian treasure. Confronted by spiritual leaders and all kinds of troubles, the main character of this book learns a less or two along the way.

(7) Three Bags Full: A Sheep Detective Story.

Author Leonie Swann presents readers with a murder story told from the perspective of a flock of sheep. Follow these colorful sheep as they try to figure out who killed their shepherd. You’ll be left feel whimsical and thoughtful after flipping through Swann’s pages.

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