Top 10 Best Books to Read in Inspiration & Spirituality - August 2021



Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Inspiration & Spirituality. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. How to Be Fine: What We Learned by Living by the Rules of 50 Self-Help Books


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Inspiration & Spirituality - August 2021

A humorous and insightful look into what advice works, what doesn't, and what it means to transform yourself, by the co-hosts of the popular By the Book podcast. In each episode of their podcast By the Book , Jolenta Greenberg and Kristen Meinzer take a deep dive into a different self-help book, following its specific instructions, rules, and advice to the letter. From diet and productivity to decorating to social interactions, they try it all, record themselves along the way, then share what they’ve learned with their devoted and growing audience of fans who tune in. Before they began their podcast, Jolenta wanted to believe the promises of self-help books, while Kristen was very much the skeptic. They embraced their differences of opinion, hoping they’d be good for laughs and downloads. But in the years since launching the By the Book , they’ve come to realize their show is about much more than humor. In fact, reading and following each book’s advice has actually changed and improved their lives. Thanks to the show, Kristen penned the Amish romance novel she’d always joked about writing, traveled back to her past lives, and she broached some difficult conversations with her husband about their marriage. Jolenta finally memorized her husband’s phone number, began tracking her finances, and fell in love with cutting clutter.  In How to Be Fine , Jolenta and Kristen synthesize the lessons and insights they’ve learned and share their experiences with everyone. How to Be Fine is a thoughtful look at the books and practices that have worked, real talk on those that didn’t, and a list of philosophies they want to see explored in-depth. The topics they cover include: Getting off your device Engaging in positive self-talk Downsizing Admitting you're a liar Meditation Going outside Getting in touch with your emotions Seeing a therapist Part memoir, part prescriptive handbook, this honest, funny, and heartfelt guide is like a warm soul-baring conversation with your closest and smartest friends. Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

  • Author: Jolenta Greenberg
  • Genre: Computers & Technology, Internet & Social Media, Podcasts & Webcasts

                 

2. Jesus Calling: Enjoying Peace in His Presence (with Scripture References)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Inspiration & Spirituality - August 2021

Experience a deeper relationship with Jesus as you savor the presence of the One who understands you perfectly and loves you forever. With Scripture and personal reflections, New York Times bestselling author Sarah Young brings Jesus' message of peace—for today and every day. Jesus Calling is your yearlong guide to living a more peaceful life. More than 30 million copies sold! By spending time in the presence of the Savior with the much-loved devotions in Jesus Calling , you will: Feel comforted by words of hope and encouragement Be reassured of Jesus' unending love for you Receive gentle guidance based on Scripture Strengthen your faith with Scripture verses Connect with Jesus further with reflection and meditation based on God’s Word With 365 devotions, this padded hardcover edition is a favorite for its small size and is a perfect fit on a nightstand or in a travel bag. Jesus Calling resonates with men and women. Written as if Jesus Himself is speaking directly to you, Jesus Calling invites you to experience peace in the presence of the Savior who is always with you.

  • Author: Sarah Young
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson; Special and Rev edition (October 10, 2004)
  • Genre: Religion & Spirituality, Worship & Devotion
  • Dimensions: 6.1 x 4 x 1.1 inches

                 

3. The Artist's Way: 25th Anniversary Edition


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Inspiration & Spirituality - August 2021

“Julia Cameron invented the way people renovate the creative soul.” – The New York Times "With its gentle affirmations, inspirational quotes, fill-in-the-blank lists and tasks — write yourself a thank-you letter, describe yourself at 80, for example —  The Artist’s Way  proposes an egalitarian view of creativity: Everyone’s got it."— The New York Times     " Morning Pages have become a household name, a shorthand for unlocking your creative potential" — Vogue  Over four million copies sold! Since its first publication,  The Artist's Way  phenomena has inspired the genius of Elizabeth Gilbert and millions of readers to embark on a creative journey and find a deeper connection to process and purpose. Julia Cameron's novel approach guides readers in uncovering problems areas and pressure points that may be restricting their creative flow and offers techniques to free up any areas where they might be stuck, opening up opportunities for self-growth and self-discovery.   The program begins with Cameron’s most vital tools for creative recovery – The Morning Pages, a daily writing ritual of three pages of stream-of-conscious, and The Artist Date, a dedicated block of time to nurture your inner artist. From there, she shares hundreds of exercises, activities, and prompts to help readers thoroughly explore each chapter. She also offers guidance on starting a “Creative Cluster” of fellow artists who will support you in your creative endeavors. A revolutionary program for personal renewal,  The Artist's Way  will help get you back on track, rediscover your passions, and take the steps you need to change your life.

  • Author: Julia Cameron
  • Publisher: TarcherPerigee; 25th Anniversary ed. edition (October 25, 2016)
  • Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Psychology & Counseling
  • ISBN: 978-0143129257
  • Dimensions: 7.42 x 0.65 x 9 inches

                 

4. The Women of the Bible Speak: The Wisdom of 16 Women and Their Lessons for Today


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Inspiration & Spirituality - August 2021

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!  The women of the Bible lived timeless stories—by examining them, we can understand what it means to be a woman of faith. People unfamiliar with Scripture often assume that women play a small, secondary role in the Bible. But in fact, they were central figures in numerous Biblical tales. It was Queen Esther’s bravery at a vital point in history which saved her entire people. The Bible contains warriors like Jael, judges like Deborah, and prophets like Miriam. The first person to witness Jesus’ resurrection was Mary Magdalene, who promptly became the first Christian evangelist, eager to share the news which would change the world forever. In The Women of the Bible Speak , Fox News Channel's Shannon Bream opens up the lives of sixteen of these Biblical women, arranging them into pairs and contrasting their journeys. In pairing their stories, Shannon helps us reflect not only on the meaning of each individual’s life, but on how they relate to each other and to us. From the shepherdesses of ancient Israel who helped raise the future leaders of the people of God, to the courageous early Christians, the narrative of the Bible offers us many vivid and fascinating female characters. In their lives we can see common struggles to resist bitterness, despair, and pride, and to instead find their true selves in faith, hope, and love. In studying these heroes of the faith, we can find wisdom and warnings for how to better navigate our own faith journeys. The Women of the Bible Speak outlines the lessons we can take from the valor of Esther, the hope of Hannah, the audacity of Rahab, and the faith of Mary. In broadening each woman’s individual story, Shannon offers us a deeper understanding of each, and wisdom and insights that can transform our own lives today.

  • Author: Shannon Bream
  • Publisher: Broadside Books (March 30, 2021)
  • Genre: Christian Books & Bibles, Christian Living
  • ISBN: 978-0063046597
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.89 x 8.25 inches

                 

5. Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson, 20th Anniversary Edition


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Inspiration & Spirituality - August 2021

A special 20th anniversary edition of the beloved international bestseller that changed millions of lives Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it. For Mitch Albom, that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly twenty years ago. Maybe, like Mitch, you lost track of this mentor as you made your way, and the insights faded, and the world seemed colder. Wouldn't you like to see that person again, ask the bigger questions that still haunt you, receive wisdom for your busy life today the way you once did when you were younger? Mitch Albom had that second chance. He rediscovered Morrie in the last months of the older man's life. Knowing he was dying, Morrie visited with Mitch in his study every Tuesday, just as they used to back in college. Their rekindled relationship turned into one final “class”: lessons in how to live. Tuesdays with Morrie is a magical chronicle of their time together, through which Mitch shares Morrie's lasting gift with the world.

  • Author: Mitch Albom
  • Publisher: Crown; Anniversary, Reprint edition (October 8, 2002)
  • Genre: Self-Help, Death & Grief
  • ISBN: 978-0767905923
  • Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.59 x 7.3 inches

                 



6. Anxious for Nothing: Finding Calm in a Chaotic World


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Inspiration & Spirituality - August 2021

Does the uncertainty and chaos of life keep you up at night? Is irrational anxiety your constant companion? Let God help you win the war on worry and receive the lasting peace of Christ. We all encounter anxiety, but we don’t have to let worry and fear control our lives. Anxious for Nothing, from New York Times bestselling author, Max Lucado, provides a roadmap for battling with and healing from anxiety. Anxious for Nothing invites readers to delve into Philippians 4:6-7—the most highlighted passage of any book on the planet according to Amazon— “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” In this book, Max will help you: Celebrate God’s goodness Ask God for help Leave your concerns with God Meditate on good things Stop letting anxiety rule the day. Join Max on the journey to true freedom and experience more joy, clarity, physical renewal, and contentment by the power of the Holy Spirit.

  • Author: Max Lucado
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (October 8, 2019)
  • Genre: Christian Books & Bibles, Christian Living
  • ISBN: 978-0718074210
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.38 inches

                 

7. The Day I Was Crucified: As Told by Jesus Christ


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Inspiration & Spirituality - August 2021

The most powerful depiction of the death of Christ ever written. See that infamous day not through the eyes, nor the voice of other men, but rather through the eyes and voice of the Lord Jesus Christ himself. He tells you of that day. There has never been a more stunning, more heart-touching piece of Christian literature to be found in the English language as is The Day I Was Crucified. Because it is His account of His own death, you will discover little known aspects of Christ's death. You are also ushered into a presentation of the Lord's death as seen from the viewpoint of principalities and powers as they gather on Golgatha. You will meet the embodiment of the law, of sin, and the world systemeven the personification of Death as he arrives on the scene to claim his victim. The Day I Was Crucified stands out as literary excellence apart from virtually any books known in the modern era.

  • Author: Gene Edwards
  • Publisher: Destiny Image (July 28, 2011)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Children's eBooks

                 

8. The Power of Positive Thinking


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Inspiration & Spirituality - August 2021

An international bestseller with over five million copies in print, The Power of Positive Thinking has helped men and women around the world to achieve fulfillment in their lives through Dr. Norman Vincent Peale’s powerful message of faith and inspiration. In this phenomenal bestseller, “written with the sole objective of helping the reader achieve a happy, satisfying, and worthwhile life,” Dr. Peale demonstrates the power of faith in action. With the practical techniques outlined in this book, you can energize your life—and give yourself the initiative needed to carry out your ambitions and hopes. You’ll learn how to: · Believe in yourself and in everything you do · Build new power and determination · Develop the power to reach your goals · Break the worry habit and achieve a relaxed life · Improve your personal and professional relationships · Assume control over your circumstances · Be kind to yourself

  • Author: Dr. Norman Vincent Peale
  • Publisher: Touchstone; Reprint edition (March 12, 2003)
  • Genre: Christian Books & Bibles, Christian Living
  • ISBN: 978-0743234801
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.44 inches

                 

9. The Hiding Place


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Inspiration & Spirituality - August 2021

Corrie ten Boom was a woman admired the world over for her courage, her forgiveness, and her memorable faith. In World War II, she and her family risked their lives to help Jews escape the Nazis, and their reward was a trip to Hitler's concentration camps. But she survived and was released-as a result of a clerical error-and now shares the story of how faith triumphs over evil. For thirty-five years Corrie's dramatic life story, full of timeless virtues, has prepared readers to face their own futures with faith, relying on God's love to overcome, heal, and restore. Now releasing in a thirty-fifth anniversary edition for a new generation of readers, The Hiding Place tells the riveting story of how a middle-aged Dutch watchmaker became a heroine of the Resistance, a survivor of Hitler's death camps, and one of the most remarkable evangelists of the twentieth century.

  • Author: Corrie Ten Boom
  • Publisher: Chosen Books; 35th Anniversary edition (January 1, 2006)
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical
  • ISBN: 978-0800794057
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.62 x 8.5 inches

                 

10. The Battlefield of the Mind: Winning the Battle in Your...


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Inspiration & Spirituality - August 2021

In celebration of selling three million copies, FaithWords is publishing a special edition of The Battlefield of The Mind . Worry, doubt, confusion, depression, anger, and feelings of condemnation: All these are attacks on the mind. If listeners suffer from negative thoughts, they can take heart! Joyce Meyer has helped millions win these all-important battles. In her most popular best seller ever, the beloved author and minister shows listeners how to change their lives by changing their minds. She teaches how to deal with thousands of thoughts that people think every day and how to focus the mind the way God thinks. And she shares the trials, tragedies, and ultimate victories from her own marriage, family, and ministry that led her to wondrous, life-transforming truth - and reveals her thoughts and feelings every step of the way.

  • Author: Joyce Meyer
  • Genre: Audible Books & Originals, Religion & Spirituality, Christianity, Christian Living, Spiritual Growth