Influential Spiritual books everyone should read!
Here is a list of influential for
spiritual seekers all over the world. These will inspire you to further
towards your spiritual journey. Sometimes the words speak directly to your
heart and you feel like receiving guidance from the written pages. It is well
said that “A book must be an ice-axe to break the seas frozen inside our soul.”
~ Franz Kafka
It is written by Melbourne
television producer Rhonda Byrne, The Secret tells about the laws of
attraction. It claims that thoughts can change ones world directly. Ask for
what you want, have believe in what you want, and being open to receive it.
The book is part
adventure story and New Age spiritual novel. The book details one man’s journey
through Peru as he uncovers nine spiritual insights. The insights within the
book captivate the reader into shifting their own perspective.
3. The Alchemist
The Alchemist tells the simple tale of a young
shepherd in his journey to the pyramids of Egypt to find his treasure, after a
The book written by Paulo Coelho is based on
the theme about finding one’s own destiny. It throws light
on having your own purpose in life. It helps in self-understanding and
4. The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living
This book talks about the importance of attaining happiness
in everyday living. Happiness is determined by the one’s mental state only,
whatsoever the circumstances are. Happiness is not bound by the spiritual or
the religious rules.
5. A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose
A New Earth: Awakening to
Your Life’s Purpose is a self-help book written by Eckhart Tolle.
The book talks about reducing the
ego to gain abundance in life as ego is the source of all inner and outer
conflict. It gained in much popularity
after Oprah selected it for her book club and since then, this book has
influenced millions. It encourages the readers to live in the
present moment and create happiness for themselves without emphasizing the
6. The Road Less Traveled
This book is based on author’s ideas
from his background both as a psychiatrist and as a born-again Christian. It is a self-help book written by M. Scott Peck. This book
was written to help the readers make the right decision when they are stuck at
a crossroads. It details the attributes that Peck feels make a fulfilled human being.
The book has three sections- discipline (as a means for spiritual evolution),
love (as a force for spiritual growth) and grace.
7. Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Richard Bach’s novella reveals the story of Jonathan, a
seagull whose passion for flying makes him different from other gulls. He wishes to brush up his flying skills but ends in being
distanced from his group. At first
devastating, the experience culminates in him moving to a “higher plane” where
he meets other gulls like him, and his subsequent return to his flock. This
book teaches how to realize one’s true potential.
8. Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything
After a bitter divorce, author Elizabeth Gilbert took a year
off to travel. It details the spiritual journey from the tremendous amount of
pain to a balanced, loving human being.
9. The Four Agreements- Don Miguel Ruiz
This book by Don Miguel Ruiz is yet
another gift to the world from Oprah: Ruiz’s four agreements are based on
ancient Toltec wisdom and provide a relatively simple (but effective) formula
for living well. The four agreements are
always be impeccable with your word, don’t take anything personally, don’t make
assumptions, and always do your best. Ruiz later decided to add a fifth
agreement: Be skeptical but learn to listen.
The God of
Small Things, by Arundhati Roy
teaches how sometimes small things in life can affect a person’s life but we
should not forget that there is always a ray of hope sent by the almighty
himself. This book is mainly based on the betrayal and questions into the mind
of the reader ‘Can we trust anyone? Or can we trust ourselves?’