Top 10 Best Books to Read in Religion & Spirituality - October 2021



Books in the religion genre focus on all the aspects of a specific religion. The books in this genre revolve around the organization of collective cultural and religious beliefs. The main objective of the religion genre is to explain the meaning of life and the origin of the whole universe from the eye of a creator-the God. They also include the origin and the history of specific religions. Books in the spirituality genre depict one’s transformation while recognizing a greater and divine power than oneself. This genre can be about one’s experience of a journey to developing a solid relationship with God/creator. Spirituality can be different from religion in terms of psychological knowledge and personal growth. Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Religion & Spirituality.

1. The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Religion & Spirituality - October 2021

In The Four Agreements , bestselling author don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, The Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love. •  A  New York Times bestseller for over a decade •  Translated into 46 languages worldwide   “This book by don Miguel Ruiz, simple yet so powerful, has made a tremendous difference in how I think and act in every encounter.” — Oprah Winfrey “Don Miguel Ruiz’s book is a roadmap to enlightenment and freedom.” — Deepak Chopra, Author, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success “An inspiring book with many great lessons.” — Wayne Dyer, Author, Real Magic “In the tradition of Castaneda, Ruiz distills essential Toltec wisdom, expressing with clarity and impeccability what it means for men and women to live as peaceful warriors in the modern world.” — Dan Millman, Author, Way of the Peaceful Warrior

  • Author: Don Miguel Ruiz
  • Publisher: Amber-Allen Publishing, Incorporated (July 10, 2018)
  • Genre: Self-Help, Personal Transformation
  • ISBN: 978-1878424310
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.21 x 9 inches

                 

2. The Woman with the Blue Star


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Religion & Spirituality - October 2021

"An emotional novel that you will never forget." (Lisa Scottoline, number-one New York Times  best-selling author of  Eternal ) From the author of The Lost Girls of Paris comes a riveting tale of courage and unlikely friendship during World War II - now a New York Times best seller! 1942 . Sadie Gault is 18 and living with her parents in the Kraków Ghetto during World War II. When the Nazis liquidate the ghetto, Sadie and her pregnant mother are forced to seek refuge in the perilous tunnels beneath the city. One day Sadie looks up through a grate and sees a girl about her own age buying flowers. Ella Stepanek is an affluent Polish girl living a life of relative ease with her stepmother, who has developed close alliances with the occupying Germans. While on an errand in the market, she catches a glimpse of something moving beneath a grate in the street. Upon closer inspection, she realizes it’s a girl hiding. Ella begins to aid Sadie and the two become close, but as the dangers of the war worsen, their lives are set on a collision course that will test them in the face of overwhelming odds. Inspired by incredible true stories, The Woman with the Blue Star is an unforgettable testament to the power of friendship and the extraordinary strength of the human will to survive. Highly recommended by Entertainment Weekly , Washington Post , CNN, BookTrib, Goodreads, Betches, AARP, Frolic, SheReads, and more!

  • Author: Pam Jenoff
  • Genre: Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction, Historical, World War II

                 

3. No Cure for Being Human: (And Other Truths I Need to Hear)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Religion & Spirituality - October 2021

The bestselling author of Everything Happens for a Reason (And Other Lies I’ve Loved) asks, how do you move forward with a life you didn’t choose? “Kate Bowler is the only one we can trust to tell us the truth.”—Glennon Doyle, author of the # 1 New York Times bestseller Untamed It’s hard to give up on the feeling that the life you really want is just out of reach. A beach body by summer. A trip to Disneyland around the corner. A promotion on the horizon. Everyone wants to believe that they are headed toward good, better, best. But what happens when the life you hoped for is put on hold indefinitely?  Kate Bowler believed that life was a series of unlimited choices, until she discovered, at age 35, that her body was wracked with cancer. In No Cure for Being Human , she searches for a way forward as she mines the wisdom (and absurdity) of today’s “best life now” advice industry, which insists on exhausting positivity and on trying to convince us that we can out-eat, out-learn, and out-perform our humanness. We are, she finds, as fragile as the day we were born.  With dry wit and unflinching honesty, Kate Bowler grapples with her diagnosis, her ambition, and her faith as she tries to come to terms with her limitations in a culture that says anything is possible. She finds that we need one another if we’re going to tell the truth: Life is beautiful and terrible, full of hope and despair and everything in between—and there’s no cure for being human.

  • Author: Kate Bowler
  • Publisher: Random House (September 28, 2021)
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Diseases & Physical Ailments
  • ISBN: 978-0593230770
  • Dimensions: 5 x 0.55 x 7.52 inches

                 

4. Crazy Faith: It's Only Crazy Until It Happens


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Religion & Spirituality - October 2021

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Relationship Goals . . . Will you be remembered as a person who claimed to follow God but liked to play it safe? Or as a person who lived your life out on the limb and trusted God enough to live in crazy faith?   Noah looked crazy when he started building the ark . . . until it started raining. It was crazy for Moses to lead a nation of people into the desert away from Egypt . . . until the Red Sea parted. It was crazy to believe that a fourteen-year-old virgin would give birth to the Son of God . . . until Mary held Jesus in her arms.   There are many things that seem normal or average today that at one point in time seemed absolutely crazy. Smartphones, Wi-Fi, and even the electric light bulb were all groundbreaking, history-making inventions that started out as crazy ideas. Our see-it-to-believe-it generation tends to have a hard time exercising true faith—one that steps out, takes action, and sees mountain-moving results. Many of us would rather play it safe and stand on the sidelines, but it’s crazy faith that helps us see God move and reveals His promises.   In Crazy Faith, Pastor Michael Todd shows us how to step out in faith and dive into the purposeful life of trusting God for the impossible. Even if you have to start with baby faith or maybe faith, you can become empowered to let go of your lazy faith, trust God through your hazy faith, and learn to live a lifestyle of crazy faith. With powerful stories of modern-day faith warriors who take their cues from biblical heroes, Michael Todd equips you to   • believe for the impossible • choose hope over fear • be alert to the voice of God • cope with loss and doubt • develop a deeper level of trust in God • speak faith-filled declarations • inspire crazy faith in others   God’s not looking for somebody to give Him all the reasons why His plans can’t happen. He’s looking for somebody to believe they will happen. In fact, He has so much He wants to do through you. The question is, Are you crazy enough to believe it?

  • Author: Michael Todd
  • Publisher: WaterBrook (September 21, 2021)
  • Genre: Christian Books & Bibles, Christian Living
  • ISBN: 978-0593239193
  • Dimensions: 5.7 x 0.91 x 8.54 inches

                 

5. Chasing Fireflies: A Novel of Discovery


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Religion & Spirituality - October 2021

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Mountain Between Us comes a powerful story about fishing, baseball, home cooking, and other matters of life and death . . . “Never settle for less than the truth,” she told him. On a stifling summer day, an old Chevy Impala ignored the warning signals and was annihilated by the oncoming train. What no one realized until much later was that the driver had paused just before entering the tracks and kicked a small boy out of the car. A small boy with broken glasses who is clutching a notebook with all his might . . . but who never speaks. Chase Walker was one of the lucky ones. He was in foster care as a child, but he finally ended up with a family who loved him and cared for him. Now, as a journalist for the local paper, he’s moved on and put the past behind him. But when he’s assigned the story of this young boy, painful, haunting questions about his own childhood begin to rise to the surface. And as Chase Walker discovers, learning the truth about who you are can be as elusive—and as magical—as chasing fireflies on a summer night. “Martin understands the power of story and he uses it to alter the souls and lives of both his characters and his readers . . .” —Patti Callahan Henry, New York Times bestselling author Stand-alone novel Book length: 100,000 words Also by Charles Martin: The Water Keeper, Send Down the Rain, Long Way Gone, and When Crickets Cry Includes insights from the author and discussion questions for book clubs

  • Author: Charles Martin
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (February 10, 2008)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Religion & Spirituality

                 



6. Switch on Your Brain: The Key to Peak Happiness, Thinking, and Health


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Religion & Spirituality - October 2021

According to researchers, the vast majority - a whopping 75-98 percent - of the illnesses that plague us today are a direct result of our thought life. What we think about truly affects us both physically and emotionally. In fact, fear alone triggers more than 1,400 known physical and chemical responses in our bodies, activating more than 30 different hormones! Today our culture is undergoing an epidemic of toxic thoughts that, left unchecked, create ideal conditions for illnesses. Supported by current scientific and medical research, Dr. Caroline Leaf gives listeners a prescription for better health and wholeness through correct thinking patterns, declaring that we are not victims of our biology. She shares with listeners the "switch" in our brains that enables us to live happier, healthier, more enjoyable lives where we achieve our goals, maintain our weight, and even become more intelligent. She shows us how to choose life, get our minds under control, and reap the benefits of a detoxed thought life. Full production copyright: Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Unless otherwise indicated, Scripture quotations are taken from the New King James Version. 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Scripture quotations labeled AMP are taken from the Amplified Bible, 1954, 1958, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1987 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission. Scripture quotations labeled ESV are taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version (ESV), 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. ESV Text Edition: 2007. Scripture quotations labeled GW are from GOD’S WORD. 1995 God’s Word to the Nations. Used by permission of Baker Publishing Group. Scripture quotations labeled Message are taken from The Message by Eugene H. Peterson, 1993, 1994, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2002. Used by permission of NavPress Publishing Group. All rights reserved. Scripture quotations labeled NIV are taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version. NIV. 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.TM Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved worldwide. www.zondervan.com. Scripture quotations labeled NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, 1996, 2004, 2007 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved. Scripture quotations labeled KJV are taken from the King James Version of the Bible.

  • Author: Dr. Caroline Leaf
  • Genre: Audible Books & Originals, Health & Wellness, Psychology & Mental Health, Mental Health

                 

7. The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Religion & Spirituality - October 2021

Over 12 million copies sold! A New York Times bestseller for 10 years running. Falling in love is easy. Staying in love—that’s the challenge. How can you keep your relationship fresh and growing amid the demands, conflicts, and just plain boredom of everyday life? In the #1 New York Times international bestseller The 5 Love Languages , you’ll discover the secret that has transformed millions of relationships worldwide. Whether your relationship is flourishing or failing, Dr. Gary Chapman’s proven approach to showing and receiving love will help you experience deeper and richer levels of intimacy with your partner—starting today. The 5 Love Languages is as practical as it is insightful. Updated to reflect the complexities of relationships today, this new edition reveals intrinsic truths and applies relevant, actionable wisdom in ways that work. Includes the Couple's Personal Profile assessment so you can discover your love language and that of your loved one.

  • Author: Gary Chapman
  • Publisher: Northfield Publishing; Reprint edition (January 1, 2015)
  • Genre: Self-Help, Relationships
  • ISBN: 978-0802412706
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.39 x 8.5 inches

                 

8. Raising Good Humans: A Mindful Guide to Breaking the Cycle of Reactive Parenting and Raising Kind, Confident Kids


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Religion & Spirituality - October 2021

“A wise and fresh approach to mindful parenting.” (Tara Brach, author of Radical Acceptance ) A kinder, more compassionate world starts with kind and compassionate kids. In Raising Good Humans , you’ll find powerful and practical strategies to break free from “reactive parenting” habits and raise kind, cooperative, and confident kids. Whether you’re running late for school, trying to get your child to eat their vegetables, or dealing with an epic meltdown in the checkout line at a grocery store - being a parent is hard work! And, as parents, many of us react in times of stress without thinking - often by yelling. But what if, instead of always reacting on autopilot, you could respond thoughtfully in those moments, keep your cool, and get from A to B on time and in one piece? With this book, you’ll find powerful mindfulness skills for calming your own stress response when difficult emotions arise. You’ll also discover strategies for cultivating respectful communication, effective conflict resolution, and reflective listening. In the process, you’ll learn to examine your own unhelpful patterns and ingrained reactions that reflect the generational habits shaped by your parents, so you can break the cycle and respond to your children in more skillful ways. When children experience a parent reacting with kindness and patience, they learn to act with kindness as well - thereby altering generational patterns for a kinder, more compassionate future. With this essential guide, you’ll see how changing your own “autopilot reactions” can create a lasting positive impact, not just for your kids, but for generations to come. An essential, must-listen for all parents - now more than ever. “To raise the children we hope to raise, we have to learn to become the person we hoped to be…. This wonderful book will help you handle the ride.” (KJ Dell’Antonia, author of How to Be a Happier Parent ) “Hunter Clarke-Fields shares her wisdom and personal experience to help parents create peaceful families.” (Joanna Faber and Julie King, coauthors of How to Talk So Little Kids Will Listen )

  • Author: Hunter Clarke-Fields MSAE
  • Genre: Self-Help, Relationships, Conflict Management

                 

9. Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life with the Heart of a Buddha


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Religion & Spirituality - October 2021

"Believing that something is wrong with us is a deep and tenacious suffering," says Tara Brach at the start of this illuminating book. This suffering emerges in crippling self-judgments and conflicts in our relationships, in addictions and perfectionism, in loneliness and overwork - all the forces that keep our lives constricted and unfulfilled. Radical Acceptance offers a path to freedom, including the day-to-day practical guidance developed over Dr. Brach's 20 years of work with therapy clients and Buddhist students. Writing with great warmth and clarity, Tara Brach brings her teachings alive through personal stories and case histories, fresh interpretations of Buddhist tales, and guided meditations. Step by step, she leads us to trust our innate goodness, showing how we can develop the balance of clear-sightedness and compassion that is the essence of Radical Acceptance. Radical Acceptance does not mean self-indulgence or passivity. Instead it empowers genuine change: healing fear and shame and helping to build loving, authentic relationships. When we stop being at war with ourselves, we are free to live fully every precious moment of our lives.

  • Author: Tara Brach
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Psychology & Counseling, Psychotherapy, TA & NLP

                 

10. Live No Lies: Recognize and Resist the Three Enemies That Sabotage Your Peace


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Religion & Spirituality - October 2021

The bestselling author of  The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry  equips readers to recognize and resist the lies that seek to rob them of peace and freedom.     We are at war. Not with a foreign government or domestic terrorists or a creepy new artificial intelligence hell-bent on taking over the world. No, it’s a war we feel deep inside our own chests: we are at war with lies.   The problem isn’t so much that we  tell  lies but that we  live  them. We let them into our bodies, and they sabotage our peace. All around us in the culture and deep within our own body memories are lies: deceptive ideas that wreak havoc on our emotional health and spiritual well-being, and deceptive ideas about who God is, who we are, and what the good life truly is.   The choice is not whether to fight or not fight, but whether we win or surrender. Ancient apprentices of Jesus developed a paradigm for this war; they spoke of the three enemies of the soul: the devil, the flesh, and the world.  Live No Lies  taps into this ancient wisdom from saints of the Way and translates the three enemies for the modern era, with all its secularism and sophistication. As a generation, we chuckle at  the devil  as a premodern myth, we are confused by Scripture’s teaching on  the flesh  in an age where sensual indulgence is a virtue not a vice, and we have little to no category for the New Testament concept of  the world .   In this provocative and practical book, bestselling author John Mark Comer combines cultural analysis with spiritual formation. He identifies the role lies play in our spiritual  de formation and lays out a strategic plan to overcome them.   Do you feel the tug-of-war in your own heart, the inner conflict between truth and lies? The spirit and the flesh? The Way of Jesus and the world? It’s time to start winning. It’s time to live no lies...

  • Author: John Mark Comer
  • Publisher: WaterBrook (September 28, 2021)
  • Genre: Christian Books & Bibles, Catholicism
  • ISBN: 978-0525653127
  • Dimensions: 5.19 x 0.84 x 8 inches