I’m always on the hunt for spiritual books to feed my soul and I love to share them with my family, friends, and clients. Not only do these books nourish me but they help me continue to expand on my journey of self-discovery. I’m always exploring the topic of spirituality and while I have my own concepts of what it means to be spiritual, there’s still so much to learn.
Read on to discover my top five spiritual books that I have on my bookshelf or Kindle.
My shaman teacher, Lionel Berman, has spoken often of this book, and I downloaded it onto my kindle during the pandemic. Wow! I wish I had discovered it sooner but then this book couldn’t have come at a better time as I was struggling with a tragedy at that time that challenged so much of my own concept of spirituality.
I was faced again with similar challenges last year and I re-read this book to maintain my understanding of what I believe is spirituality.
Seth is an “energy personality essence” who no longer exists in our physical realm. Jane Roberts “channels” his phenomenal knowledge and learnings into this all-encompassing book that frankly blows my mind! The first chapter is titled, “I Do Not Have a Physical Body, Yet I Am Writing This Book” and I am so glad he is. I’ve learned so much more about spirituality through his shared wisdom.
He talks about reincarnation, the potential of the soul, our dreams, and our consciousness. He talks about the “death” experience in such a way that I can find some solace in a situation I’m dealing with right now (that’s synchronicity for you!)
Seth goes deep into topics such as a multidimensional God, the nature of good and bad, and the symbolism of religion. At times, I had to re-read his chapters to fully grasp his concepts and so many times I found myself saying, ‘Aha, that makes perfect sense.”
The author, Jane Roberts, and her husband, Robert Butts, worked many nights and hours to capture all of Seth’s profound wisdom and deeply spiritual messages. What a mammoth task and yet I don’t believe Seth could have chosen two better people to do the job!
If you have some deep questions about spirituality, religion, reincarnation, and death, then this is the book for you. Be prepared to have your thoughts tweaked and your consciousness raised as you transcend to a higher level of understanding around such topics.
2. The Nature of Personal Reality: Specific Practical Techniques for Solving Everyday Problems and Enriching The Life You Know – Jane Roberts
Yes, this is another one of Seth’s phenomenal books. When I finished reading “Seth Speaks: The Eternal Validity of the Soul”, I wanted to stay connected with Seth. So, I downloaded this book which offers more practical techniques for how we can live a more meaningful life.
Seth believes that our external world is a reflection of our internal thoughts. I’m a firm believer of this concept and yet the way Seth explains it emphasizes the power of the mind even more so. This book is all about exploring our “greater inner dimensions from which our usual live emerge…” (Jane Roberts) so that we may live a more effective and fulfilling life.
Topics such as our reality and personal beliefs, the structure of our beliefs, and how it impacts the constant creation of your body and physical existence are discussed. Seth touches on health, and how our thoughts manifest into diseases and illnesses. He talks about the landscape of our dreams, and how to use it as a healing tool.
Seth teaches practical techniques that you can use to re-structure your current belief system, a concept I embrace whole-heartedly in my life coaching practice.
Once again, Seth’s “spiritual” approach to life is what captures my attention and expands my own abilities to grow my mindpower and use it to my advantage. Once again, I’m shown the deep connection between my own spirituality and the physical world I live in.
What makes this book so incredible is that the concepts Seth teaches in the 1970s’ are concepts we’re all basing our psychological, counseling, and life coaching principles on today. Seth’s teachings resonate with the shamanic principles I aspire to live my daily life by. But, what I love most about this book are the practical tools shared to empower me to live the life I truly believe in.
This book about angel numbers and what they mean really should be on every spiritual person’s bookshelf (or kindle). I’m always encouraging my clients to be on the lookout for messages from their spirit guides or guardian angels and one of the best ways is to look out for repetitive numbers. This book is beautifully and simply written as a guide to everything you need to know about angel numbers and their meanings.
Sarahdawn Tunis starts off by talking about why angels use numbers to convey their messages. She tells you which numbers to look out for and in which sequence. Each angel number has a specific meaning and the author shows you how to interpret a range of numbers so that you get a meaningful message.
A useful guide is included with all the numbers ranging from 1 to 9, 0, and double numbers such as 11, 22, and 33. Sarahdawn Tunis talks about how to increase your awareness and intuition so that you don’t miss out on any of the messages your angels are trying to send to you.
I love interpreting angel numbers especially when I’ve been asking for help and guidance around a problem troubling me. Looking out for signs is something I do on a daily basis as part of living a spiritual life.
Angel numbers remind me of my deep spiritual connection with all that IS around me. And I encourage you to start using numbers as a way of finding hope and empowerment once more.
Anita Moorjani’s book, “Dying to Be Me: My Journey From Cancer to Near Death, to True Healing”, talks about the author’s near-death experience and how she finds her way to healing by tapping into the powers within.
I take these words from her book as a way of describing what you can expect when you read this beautiful, frightening, and truly soulful book:
“I believe that the greatest truths of the universe don’t lie outside, in the study of the stars and the planets. They lie deep with us, in the magnificence of our heart, mind, and soul. Until we understand what is within we can’t understand what is without” – Anita Moorjani
My personal concept of spirituality is about the inner journey. It’s about understanding that what is “within is without.” The author touches deeply on miracles, exploring life with a whole new set of eyes, and finding her path. She talks about the metaphysics of falling sick and finally being healed.
Some of her deepest messages lie in the realms of our infinite selves and the universal energy. She also emphasizes the importance of allowing yourself to be YOU and living your life the way you want to.
If you’re looking for a soul-searching book, then this is a must-read. It’s all about unconditional love, gratitude, and learning the lessons of living with a potentially life-threatening disease. Anita Moorjani talks about how we’re all connected through pure love to everyone, God, and on a deeper level, to the God that is us.
It was through this personal revelation that light and love heal all, that the author was able to come out of her coma and finally heal to tell the story. You don’t have to be dying or living with a serious disease to read this book. Read it anyway and be empowered by Anita Moorjani’s powerful message of light and love.
No matter how many book reviews I write, when I’m recommending spiritual books I’ll always mention Viktor E. Frankl’s book, “Man’s Search for Meaning.” Only the other day, my mother mentioned she had finished reading this book and felt so enlightened and inspired. This was not the first time she had read his book! I also read this book, over and over again, and the lessons learned never change. Nor does the sense of hope.
This book has the power to change one’s life. I’m living proof of this and I know of many other people who have been touched deeply by the words of Viktor Frankl. The book talks about the survival of German and East European Jews during WW2, living under atrocious circumstances in concentration camps. But, the author’s main message is about finding the “why” for living through any difficult situation.
Those who survived the terrible conditions of these camps did so because they still had hope. They still believed they had something to live for. When your life has meaning, you can survive just about anything thrown at you. That meaning could be your wife, your child, or doing significant work.
A strong message that came out of this book was the author’s overarching belief that we all have the freedom to choose how to respond to any situation. Yes, you can’t always control what happens to you. But, you can choose how to control your feelings and what action to take.
Viktor Frankl encourages the reader to find meaning in life – life is ALWAYS meaningful. He talks about finding your purpose in life – that is how you make it meaningful. While this book is recognized for its psychological teachings, I find it to be one of the most profoundly, deeply spiritual books available to mankind.
Books are and have always been one of the best tools for building your knowledge around any topic. Spirituality is such a broad concept and can mean so many things to different people. My pursuit of understanding spirituality continues to grow and I often think of my grandfather who was deeply religious and yet spent the last ten years of his life exploring a range of spiritual matters including Buddhism (much to his family's surprise!)
Thinking of him sitting on his farm stoep many an afternoon reading Kahlil Gibran and Springs of Indian Wisdom as well as the Bible inspires me to expand my spirituality on all levels. I still consider myself a novice when it comes to discussing spirituality but it’s a topic that gives me peace, harmony, and a deep sense of connection with All that IS.
This post was originally published on June 4th, 2021, and updated on May 20th, 2022.
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