The materialistic reality puts you in a constant race in search of superficial happiness, wealth, power, and meaning.
Often, you never notice how you strip yourself of your true essence as you blindly follow your make-believe path— leaving you regretting and lost in the end.
It is in these moments that spirituality becomes your compass back to yourself. It can be challenging to start your spiritual journey, but you can start with a good read to motivate, inspire, and enrich your mind, body, and spirit.
We have carefully selected the best spiritual books to assist you in finding your true essence.
Spiritual Books for Beginners
Your pursuit of the spiritual path doesn’t have to be filled with thorns. There’s a gentler path toward spiritual fulfillment; you can find yours in one of these books for beginners.
1. The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
By: Eckhart Tolle
Listed among the most spiritually influential persons in the world, Eckhart Tolle is a spiritual teacher and author known for his bestselling books.
In The Power of Now, he emphasized ‘living in the present’ as a pathway to true happiness.
He explained how powerful the mind (the natural enemy of enlightenment) is in shaping your reality. He also informed readers of their role as the creator of pain and fulfillment in their lives.
The book is filled with several motivational thoughts and serves as a handbook for anyone who wishes to gain spiritual knowledge. It introduces the reader to some crucial concepts that build the foundation of soul awareness.
2. The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: A Pocketbook Guide to Fulfilling Your Dreams
By: Deepak Chopra
The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success is a compact book of simple ideas compiled by Indian-American author Deepak Chopra.
The book provides the map to success using a few spiritual rules. Chopra states seven laws you can apply practically to different areas of your life. Refuting the notions of planning and hard work in attaining success, he enumerates how spirituality can usher in fulfilling our dreams.
Deepak Chopra emphasized the importance of understanding our real nature to learn and live with a sense of well-being, good health, and harmony with natural laws.
According to him, you can easily achieve your aspirations and purpose if you deeply connect with yourself.
3. The Alchemist
By Paulo Coelho
Brazilian novelist Paulo Coelho shared his spiritual voyages through his book The Alchemist.
The book tells the story of Santiago, a shepherd boy from Andalusia who aspires to travel around the world in search of treasure. However, his adventure leads him to riches far beyond and more fulfilling than the worldly treasures he imagined.
The Alchemist teaches us to believe in the truth of visions, listen to our destiny, and never lose faith during our walk here on earth.
4. The Prophet
By Khalil Gibran
The Prophet is composed of 28 poetic essays by Khalil Gibran, a Lebanese-American writer and visual artist. One of the most admired classics of all times, it holds the philosophical and spiritual musings of the author.
Gibran wonders about the deep meanings of varied life aspects of love, marriage, work, pain, eating, and others. The book is an absolute delight to read and moves one’s soul to introspection.
By Herman Hesse
Hermann Hesse, a German-Swiss writer and Nobel Laureate winner, was the genius behind the compelling book Siddhartha.
Hesse describes the spiritual journey of a man who gave up his earthly riches to seek true self-fulfillment. While on his route, Siddhartha meets people of separate creeds and receives knowledge from each.
Innumerable readers and thinkers have favored the book for its unique perspective. Siddhartha attempts to combine the eastern and western philosophies to obtain spiritual awakening.
6. The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond the Self
By Michael A. Singer
A former software programmer, Michael Alan Singer is a bestselling author who also established a yoga and meditation center for people of all religions.
His book, The Untethered Soul, dwells on the freedom of the soul from pain and misery. The book explains an approach to managing recurring thoughts, feelings, and memories that limit spiritual growth.
It answers how people can expand their consciousness and let go of the past. Singer also reveals methods to channel one’s inner spirit in enhancing relationships with the outer world.
7. Invisible Acts of Power: Channeling Grace in Your Everyday Life
By Caroline Myss
NY Times bestselling author Caroline Myss has assisted thousands of people in adopting spirituality into their daily lives. In her book Invisible Acts of Power, she describes how we can evoke soulfulness through our actions.
The book refers to selfless, compassionate, and simple deeds that will ultimately result in spiritual empowerment.
Though small, these gestures go a long way in impacting lives and making way for miracles. The author perceives this as using one’s power to attain spiritual enlightenment.
8. Breathing Under Water: Spirituality and the Twelve Steps
By Richard Rohr
Richard Rohr’s book, Breathing Under Water is regarded as one of the most important contributions to the history of spirituality.
The book propounds twelve steps based on the tenets of Christianity. These steps are mainly focused on recovery from addictive tendencies and similar behavior.
Rohr intends to encourage people to free themselves of dependency and ignite their inner selves to spirituality. In addition, he reflects upon some of his speeches with which he counseled people for two decades.
9. Journey to the Heart: Daily Meditations on the Path to Freeing Your Soul
By Melody Beattie
One of America’s favorite authors of self-help books, Melody Beattie, enlists a total of 365 daily meditations in her book Journey to the Heart.
Taking cues from her recovery journey, Beattie has inspired many people to reinvent themselves and ponder their existence’s mysteries.
The book is a practical guide to teaching spirituality and invoking divinity within oneself. It propels readers to follow their calling and find their true purpose in life.
10. Until Today!: Devotions for Spiritual Growth and Peace of Mind
By Iyanla Vanzant
Until Today! is a collection of 365 daily devotionals by Iyanla Vanzant, a life coach, lawyer, and TV personality.
The book is designed for people who feel lost in the struggles of life. Vanzant advises that people should set aside time to pursue truth and spiritual consciousness.
Until Today allows readers to create empowering daily changes that infuse personal strength to brave tough situations. It refers to the need for conscious choices to lead a fulfilling life.
11. Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion
By Sam Harris
Neuroscientist and podcast host Samuel Benjamin Harris’, Waking Up is an essential spiritual guide for people who do not follow any religion.
The book explores spirituality from a scientific and philosophical point of view. While it partially accounts for a seeker’s discoveries, it also talks about the incidents from the lives of prominent sages like Jesus, Rumi, Lao Tzu, and the Buddha.
Overall, Harris advocates a universal reality that is beyond science and secularism.
12. Your Soul’s Plan: Discovering the Real Meaning of the Life You Planned Before You Were Born
By Robert Schwartz
Your Soul’s Plan is a collection of stories by Robert Schwartz, a renowned therapist, speaker, and author.
The book demonstrates the purpose of life through the experiences of different people. It says every soul decides its own life, and so does each person face a specific set of problems and circumstances to reach the higher goal of their life.
Schwartz stresses the need for spiritual awakening to convert negative feelings to positive life lessons.
Spiritual Books for Women
Shoutout to our ladies! In this section, you’ll find the perfect spiritual books to empower and help you reach your greatest potential.
13. Succulent Wild Woman
Sark’s book encourages women to live their life unabashedly. Most women have been raised to suppress themselves and live according to society’s standards. Because of these beliefs in femininity, women lose their full expression, and some give up on their dreams.
Succulent Wild Woman pushes its readers to love themselves, discover their fullest potential, and enjoy life while being true to their nature.
14. Feminine Genius: The Provocative Path to Waking Up and Turning On the Wisdom of Being a Woman
By LiYana Silver
LiYana Silver explained that for thousands of years, society had told women to walk the same path all over and over. They must follow unrealistic standards to be attractive, respected, and taken seriously.
But this path of self-suppression only leads women to be unfulfilled, miserable, and in conflict with themselves.
Liyana Silvers encourages women to take the path of feminine genius, which will lead them to their greatest powers.
15. The Happiness Project: Or Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean My Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun
By Gretchen Rubin
Gretchen Rubin takes readers to her twelve months of self-rediscovery, reflection, and test-driving wisdom on how to be happy.
During her adventure, she discovered that challenge and novelty are great sources of happiness that push people to get out of their comfort zone and reach their potential.
She also explained that money could bring happiness when spent the right way, that our surroundings can affect our inner calm, and that the smallest changes can create the biggest differences in our lives.
16. The Secret
By Rhonda Byrne
Written by Australian TV writer and producer Rhonda Byrne, The Secret is one of the worldwide bestsellers that extols the fundamentals of the law of attraction.
A pioneering feature film of the same name precedes the book. It elucidates the techniques to connect and align with the universe and its power.
Through examples of various people, Byrne illustrates how one can apply the principles of The Great Secret in every aspect of life. It enables people to tap into their hidden potential and achieve abundance in whatever respect they want.
17. Rise Sister Rise: A Guide to Unleashing the Wise, Wild Woman Within
By Rebecca Campbell
Rise Sister Rise is Rebecca Campbell’s call to women to rise and embrace the power of their femininity.
According to her, most women spend much of their lives trying to survive in our patriarchal society. Along the way, the power of their feminine intuition dulls down.
Rise Sister Rise aims to help women heal their fears, insecurities, and inherited patterns that prevent them from trusting their wisdom (intuition) and Shakti (power). It’s about cogenerating a whole new archetype of a woman who does not shrinks herself to uplift others.
Spiritual Books About Nature
Nature will be one of your guides during your spiritual journey. You can learn plenty of wisdom from its healing abilities and mystery.
In this list, you will explore how different authors emphasized the importance of nature in achieving ultimate spiritual fulfillment.
18. Nature Worship in India
By M. L. Varadpande
This interesting book by M. L. Varadpande on India’s arts and culture explains the Indian tradition of nature worship.
The book expounds on the ancient roots of nature worship and how it is still practiced in the present. He brings to the surface the unknown elements of Nature worship in India, such as the power of trees, mountains, rivers, the ocean, and the world itself.
19. Leaves of Grass
By Walt Whitman
Walt Whitman, also known as America’s Shakespeare, was influenced by Ralph Waldo Emerson and was drawn toward romanticism.
During his day, Leaves of Grass’s style and content were called scandalous and severely criticized.
Poet John Greenleaf Whittier once wrote, “It is no discredit to Walt Whitman that he wrote Leaves of Grass only that he did not burn it after that.”
On the other hand, critic William Michael Rossetti considered it a classic. Walt Whitman steers from religiosity towards praising nature and our roles on the planet.
The author best described our role through the words; This is what you shall do. Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to everyone that asks.
20. Soulcraft: Crossing into the Mysteries of Nature and Psyche
By Bill Plotkin
Bill Plotkin wrote Soulcraft for the people who aim to find their true selves, especially those who are reaching adulthood and those at the crossroads of life.
The book aims to restore ancient rituals fundamental to personal growth and spiritual fulfillment. It also teaches readers how to find their unique gifts and use them to create the life they want and contribute to society.
21. Coming Back to Life: The Updated Guide to the Work That Reconnects
By Joana Macy and Molly Young Brown
Authors Joana Macy and Molly Young Brown address the tragedy and injustice experienced by those who fight against the rough realities of life. Wars, genocide, famine, and more. These life challenges can turn our compassion into apathy.
Coming Back to Life aims to help readers turn apathy into meaningful actions by recognizing and accepting the despair hidden in our deep consciousness.
22. The Nature Process: How to easily and effortlessly step into your natural power and be the change you want to make in the world
By Tabitha Jayne
Through her book, Tabitha Jayne reveals the truth that can significantly change our life. As one with nature, we directly connect to nature (the most-powerful energy source for humanity) to heal, contemplate, and ground ourselves.
We are encouraged to let go of our limiting beliefs regarding the power of nature. The law of existence unites us, and to manifest our natural powers, we must live in harmony with nature.
23. Dwellings: A Spiritual History of the Living World
By Linda Hogan
Linda Hogan expresses her great reverence and concern for the dwelling we all share, nature.
Her ancestral roots in the Chickasaw community bring an Indian perspective to understand how people should relate to nature. She offers her devotion to life, infusing elements of nature in this tribute carrying meditations on the natural world.
When starting your spiritual journey through books, it’s important to remember that you have the complete liberation to choose the literature that will resonate with your soul.
Spirituality has no one-way path, so you can choose anything that enriches your soul and your being. It can be a cookbook, a fiction, or a women’s magazine. Anything that makes your heart rejoice is already spiritual.
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