10 books like Devotion

By Dani Shapiro,

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The Alchemist

By Paulo Coelho,

Book cover of The Alchemist

This book has the largest impact on my life personally as it just confirmed for me all the things that I believe. One of my favorite authors Paulo Coelho writes in such an engaging way encouraging you more with every turn of the page. The story talks about the importance of the universe and the role it plays in our life which has been a long-standing belief of mine. The message in this book is as powerful as it is digestible, a must-read. Also, I find it incredibly easy to read which is why I always recommend this book first, it makes getting in the habit of reading easy.

The Alchemist

By Paulo Coelho,

Why should I read it?

15 authors picked The Alchemist as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

A global phenomenon, The Alchemist has been read and loved by over 62 million readers, topping bestseller lists in 74 countries worldwide. Now this magical fable is beautifully repackaged in an edition that lovers of Paulo Coelho will want to treasure forever.

Every few decades a book is published that changes the lives of its readers forever. This is such a book - a beautiful parable about learning to listen to your heart, read the omens strewn along life's path and, above all, follow your dreams.

Santiago, a young shepherd living in the hills of Andalucia, feels that there is…


Oneness

By Rasha,

Book cover of Oneness

As you open this book, prepare to go on a sacred, experiential journey unlike anything you’ve ever imagined. It’s truly that powerful and life changing. Rasha began a profound conversation with the universal presence, “Oneness” – the Divinity we all share. These teachings empower the reader to take a quantum leap into their own inner depths to harmonize with the powerful energy around us so that our wildest dreams can be realized. If you’re someone who often wonders what life is all about and what our purpose here is, take this journey with Rasha. 

Oneness

By Rasha,

Why should I read it?

3 authors picked Oneness as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

Every now and then a book comes along that is so powerful that words cannot describe the experience people start having when they read it. These rare, life-changing books always seem to show up at the perfect moment in time, exactly when we all need it the most. Oneness is such a book--one that will change your life.

In February 1998, Rasha began a profound dialogue with the universal Presence, "Oneness"--the Divinity we all share. Word for word, she transcribed the principles for a new understanding of the mystery we call "life." These teachings empower us to take a quantum…


The Untethered Soul

By Michael A. Singer,

Book cover of The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself

This book opened up something deep within me. I would recommend all of The Untethered Soul book series, as each one of them allows you to understand who you are, how your monkey mind is constantly on duty, and how to become aware that you don’t always have to believe in that monkey mind!  

The Untethered Soul

By Michael A. Singer,

Why should I read it?

9 authors picked The Untethered Soul as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

Who are you? When you start to explore this question, you find out how elusive it really is. Are you a physical body? A collection of experiences and memories? A partner to relationships? Each time you consider aspects of yourself, you realize that there is much more to you than any of these can define. In this book, spiritual teacher Michael Singer explores the question of who we are and arrives at the conclusion that our identity is to be found in our consciousness, the fact of our ability to observe ourselves and the world around us. By tapping into…


Pathways to Bliss

By Joseph Campbell,

Book cover of Pathways to Bliss: Mythology and Personal Transformation

The comparative mythologist, Joseph Campbell is probably best known for A Hero with a Thousand Faces, but it’s another book—Pathways to Bliss—that I turn to like a travel guide to my own spiritual journey. In prompting readers to explore archetypes to help them create their personal mythology, Campbell believes that life should be a journey to finding our bliss. This is a book about personal growth for people who want to self-discovery in a larger—mythical—context.

Pathways to Bliss

By Joseph Campbell,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked Pathways to Bliss as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

Joseph Campbell famously defined myth as “other people's religion.” But he also said that one of the basic functions of myth is to help each individual through the journey of life, providing a sort of travel guide or map to reach fulfillment — or, as he called it, bliss. For Campbell, many of the world's most powerful myths support the individual's heroic path toward bliss.

In Pathways to Bliss, Campbell examines this personal, psychological side of myth. Like his classic best-selling books Myths to Live By and The Power of Myth, Pathways to Bliss draws from Campbell's popular lectures and…


Don't Give Up

By Kyle Idleman,

Book cover of Don't Give Up: Faith That Gives You the Confidence to Keep Believing and the Courage to Keep Going

It’s far too tempting when we go through rough patches in our lives to want to give up. When we long for something and pray for years and still wait, quitting sounds like the best option. I nearly quit writing after twenty years of trying to break into publishing because I didn’t think I could take any more rejection. 

In this book, Idleman points out that some people come to Jesus expecting Him to make life easier. But life is hard. Idleman says, “One way we know we’re running the race marked out for us is the presence of regular, unexpected challenges.” 

Joseph could relate to that all his life. I can too.

Don't Give Up

By Kyle Idleman,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked Don't Give Up as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

The parent with the wayward child. The couple whose marriage is in jeopardy. The man who is out of work. The woman stuck in crushing debt. The patient with a bad diagnosis. The student who can't get a fair shake. People hanging by a thread, losing faith and short on strength. What do they all need to hear?

Don't give up.

Our lives are minefields of challenges that take their toll on our courage, our conviction, and even our faith. But God whispers to the weary, Don't give up. Drawing from inspiring biblical stories and first-person testimonies of perseverance, bestselling…


Draw the Circle

By Mark Batterson,

Book cover of Draw the Circle: The 40 Day Prayer Challenge

Mark Batterson writes, “If you press into God’s presence like never before, you will experience God like never before.” This small book has led me back to a richer prayer life again and again. I’ve prayed through it many times and have given away countless copies to others. Each day Batterson invites a new way to look at prayer and a practical way to start a morning devotion time all grounded in scripture. As a writer I love the focus on creativity and honoring ideas. He writes, “I don’t type on a keyboard, I pray on one.” 

Draw the Circle

By Mark Batterson,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked Draw the Circle as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

Your 40-day guide to experiencing more passionate, persistent, intimate communication with God.

Do you pray as often and as bravely as you want to? Are you looking to strengthen your relationship with God and experience a deeper, more intentional prayer life? Mark Batterson, New York Times bestselling author of The Circle Maker, is here to teach you all about a new, life-changing way to pray.

After the release of The Circle Maker, thousands of readers quickly became many tens of thousands, and soon enough, true stories of miraculous and inspiring answers to prayer began to pour in. Draw the Circle…


Earth Prayers

By Elizabeth Roberts, Elias Amidon,

Book cover of Earth Prayers: 365 Prayers, Poems, and Invocations from Around the World

When I’m looking for an Earth-centered devotional for a multi-faith or interfaith gathering, this is where I turn. There are eleven parts with headings such as “A Sacred Place,” “Healing the Whole,” and “Cycles of Life,” that contain readings from nearly every religion, including Indigenous spiritualities. You can also use this as a personal devotional by reading one entry each day for a whole year’s worth of centering on Creation.

Earth Prayers

By Elizabeth Roberts, Elias Amidon,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked Earth Prayers as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

In forest clearings, beneath star-filled skies, in cathedrals, and before the hearth...women and men have always given voice to the impulse to celebrate the world that surrounds and sustains them. Now, as we face a diminished present and an uncertain future, the need to honour the interconnection between people and the planet is heightened. Here is a collection of poems, prayers and writing from bestselling authors, leaders in spiritual thought and traditional offerings from people around the world.


Prayers and Promises for Worried Parents

By Robert J. Morgan,

Book cover of Prayers and Promises for Worried Parents: Hope for Your Prodigal. Help for You

This is an encouraging book for parents whose adult children have not only left home but left behind their relationships with family and faith. Those who watch them leave either angrily or in a slow fade, the result is the same. They are devastated. And there is nothing they can do about it.

In this book, Robert Morgan offers sample prayers and encouraging stories for anyone who is longing for a loved one’s return. He quotes Ruth Bell Graham when she said, “God loves to be reminded of His promises. He never rebukes us for asking too much.”

I don’t know if Jacob prayed for his prodigal’s (Judah’s) return, but I know that this book would encourage any parent who does.

Prayers and Promises for Worried Parents

By Robert J. Morgan,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked Prayers and Promises for Worried Parents as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

Are you waiting for God to work his plan in your child's life? This inspirational collection of powerful stories and prayers offers comforting advice to concerned moms and dads.

HOPE FOR YOUR PRODIGAL . HELP FOR YOU

Worrying about our loved ones is the worst kind of worry in the world, espe cially when it's our children for whom we're concerned. From the moment they're born, our youngsters have an unrivaled place in our hearts, and we feel an unending burden for their welfare. We do our best to provide for them and to protect them. But sometimes, like the…


With Christ in the School of Prayer

By Andrew Murray,

Book cover of With Christ in the School of Prayer

If you’re looking for a well-loved prayer “classic,” you won’t find many books with more staying power than Andrew Murray’s With Christ in the School of Prayer. Murray doesn’t see prayer as one facet of the Christian life; rather, he says that it is the “root and strength” of all that we do. “Jesus never taught his disciples how to preach,” Murray writes, “only how to pray.” And the secret to a powerful prayer life is abiding in Christ—growing into his likeness—so that our lives (including our thoughts and desires) look more like his. As we enroll in Jesus’ “school of prayer", we will learn to pray in harmony with God, be equipped to impact our world, and discover the true purpose of prayer.

With Christ in the School of Prayer

By Andrew Murray,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked With Christ in the School of Prayer as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

Originally titled: 'With Christ In the School of Prayer: Thoughts on Our Training for the Ministry of Intercession,' to Include: Lord, Teach Us to Pray - In Spirit & Truth - Pray To Thy Father, Which Is In Secret - After This Manner Pray - Ask, & It Shall be Given You - How Much More? - How Much More the Holy Spirit - Because of His Importunity - Pray the Lord of the Harvest - What Wilt Thou? - Believe That Ye Have Received - Have Faith in God - Prayer & Fasting - When Ye Stand Praying, Forgive…


What Every Child Should Know about Prayer

By Nancy Guthrie,

Book cover of What Every Child Should Know about Prayer

Prayer isn’t just for grown-ups, and Nancy Guthrie invites children to experience the joy and peace that come with talking to God in her book, What Every Child Should Know about Prayer. With child-friendly language and inviting illustrations, each page in this book helps kids (and adults!) know how and why we should pray, whether we’re asking God to do something, telling him how we feel, or giving thanks for all the ways God shows us his love. As a fan of Bible-based prayers, I love the fact that every one of the lessons Guthrie teaches is rooted in Scripture, and I appreciate the simple—but oh-so-powerful—prayers she provides. I can’t wait to share this treasure with my grandchildren!

What Every Child Should Know about Prayer

By Nancy Guthrie,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked What Every Child Should Know about Prayer as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.


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