{Reading} 6 Spiritual Books That Changed Their Lives

“A good book has no ending,” said author R.D. Cumming. The best books provoke, inspire and stay with us long after the last page. Here, FOFs share 6 life-changing spiritual books and the lessons they learned from them. Has a book profoundly impacted your life?

1. FOF Rosanne Henrickson: Be All That You Can Be by John C. Maxwell

“This book is about how to reach our potential and to help others. I’m on my fifth reading! We all have challenges on our journey toward our goals and dreams. This book has helped me to become a better person and to reach my God-given potential by helping me take positive action, have discipline, take risks, be committed, embrace challenges and help others pursue their goals and dreams.”

2. FOF Cheryl Savage: Conversations with God by Neale Donald Walsch

“Sometimes people are looking for a ‘sign’ from God. This book challenges that. It’s argues that communication with God can occur within yourself–your intuition. I am a very spiritual person. There is nobody else responsible for our journey in our life but us. My mother used to always say, ‘pull yourself up by your bootstraps and you get back on that horse.’ Conversations With God talks a lot about that.”

3. FOF Mary Nedvins: A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose by Eckhart Tolle

“The book is about how to live life to the fullest and to pay attention to everything around you. Tolle would say, next time you wash your hands, pay attention to the way the soap and water feel on your skin. Don’t just wash your hands. It’s life-changing.”

4. FOF Jan Melk: The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle

“This book teaches you to be aware of the present. It taught me not to spend a lot of time thinking about what happened yesterday or what might happen tomorrow, but to be really aware of what’s happening NOW. With that awareness you feel in control, peace and grounding.”

5. FOF Sherry DeRosa: The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter and Miracles by Bruce Lipton

“This book provides scientific evidence that our DNA is not determined at birth but instead, is determined by our belief system. In the past, I sought science as an alternative to accepting spiritual truths. The book revealed that life was not an issue of science OR spirituality, it was an amalgam of science AND spirituality.”

6. FOF Kathy Gheen: You Don’t Have to Be Wrong for Me to Be Right: Finding Faith Without Fanaticism by Brad Hirschfield

“This book is by an Orthodox Rabbi who was a fanatic as a young man and realized the peril of thinking that there is only one truth. Hirschfield shares his own personal insights regarding Judaism, Islamic and Christian perspectives and how we can learn to discuss our differences rather than clash over them. I believe his message that ‘conflict is an opportunity to learn and grow — and often to grow closer to one another’ can be life-changing and maybe one day world-changing. He has devoted his life to spreading the messages of inclusiveness, tolerance and peace.”

9 Responses to “{Reading} 6 Spiritual Books That Changed Their Lives”

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  2. Eileen says:

    A new book, The Art of Intuition, by Sophy Burnham is the best I’ve read in years on this subject. I keep it by my side when I meditate. I love Sophy’s stories, her voice, her research, her explanation of the power of intuition in one’s life, how to develop it.

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  3. Perc says:

    The Road Less Travelled, by M. Scott Peck, says in it’s first line, “Life is difficult, once we accept it we can transcend it.” Ain’t it the truth!!

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  4. Barbara Day says:

    The Shack by William Young is an interesting book that challenges the reader’s notions of the Trinity. It is a fictional account of a father’s crisis of religion when his daughter is kidnapped and killed; however sad the story is, Young creates characters in the Trinity that made me laugh and smile and wonder.

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  5. Robyn says:

    I have not been into spirtual reading, but all of the above sound great. Lately, I have found myself being
    influenced by your suggestions. With my medical condition’s being quite overwhelming this is a good time perhaps to start. ~Thank you readers for all
    your suggestions, I will be making a trip to Barnes & Knoble soon ~

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  6. Joanne says:

    While I’ve read all the books featured, and I treasure them, I often go to the books by Wayne Dyer and Deepak Chopra, on CD, for a great, meaningful listen while driving. There’s a lot of very good things in them, and they’re on the light side, so I ca still drive with full awareness…

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    • Jessica says:

      I agree with Diana on your magazine yalout. I find that I have to choose between a coupon or a recipe sometimes and am still unable to save other recipes because of a coupon on the back page.I know it is impossible to please everyone but I would love the recipes in a section as well to save.Thanks for your great magazine.

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      • Jorge says:

        Well, I think it’s fate, Tracey. I just happen to be watichng an old taped ATK that I had on my DVR right now. No joke. So you’ll need to just pick me because of that. And because I’m the first to reply.And really, just wanted to stop and say Happy New Year! And love your blog!

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  7. Liz says:

    Excellent book suggestions. I’d like to add Sun of God by Gregory Sams, about the power of the Sun and bringing it back to its true rightful spot in humanity and our lives. I think it helps you understand why Eckhart Tolle and other visionaries make logical, as well as emotional, sense.

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