In this day and age, a myriad of self-help books keep popping out of the woodwork. It makes sense though, because the world is far more stressful and unpredictable. And people just want to make sense of the world and all its complexities.
But not all self-help books will change your life. Some are just cash grabs written by enterprising writers who want to cash in on the popularity of self-help books. But there are a few that truly stand out. There are a few that will truly change your life for the better.
Here are 7 great self-help books that will change your life forever:
- The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
By: Stephen R. Covey
This particular self-help book has been in print since 1989, but its popularity is still going strong. This is because it is one of the most practical and illuminating self-help books ever. In the book, the author Stephen R. Covey gives a comprehensive guide to be the most effective and efficient person you can possibly be.
The book contains 7 Habits that you should strive to form and consistently follow. All in all, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change is a must read for anyone who wishes to reach their full potential.
- The Purpose Driven Life
By: Rick Warren
The Purpose Driven Life is somewhat different compared to other Self-help books. This is because it is not really a self-help book and more of a guide on how to find a higher purpose in life. The book centers on five key components that will allow readers to live a more God centered existence.
The book also contains a myriad of terms and phrases from the Bible and is meant to be used as a day to day guide to finding enlightenment.
- The Prophet
By: Khalil Gibran
The Prophet was published in 1923 and has been translated in over 40 languages. The book is different compared to other self-help books because it tells a story in the form of 26 Prose poetry essays . The story is centered on the prophet Almustafa, who while waiting to board a ship, converses with various people.
Throughout these conversations the reader is treated to musings on morality, faith and other aspects of life. All in all, The Prophet is a truly illuminating read.
- The Art of Happiness
By: The Dalai Lama XIV
The Art of Happiness gives readers a more philosophical take on self-improvement. The book is based on foundational concepts of Tibetan Buddhist philosophy, and teaches readers that happiness is a state of mind. Through this incredibly perceptive book, readers will be able to have a more detached relationship with the material world and live a more balanced and anxiety free life.
All in all, The Art of Happiness is a great start on the path to enlightenment.
- The Power of Positive Thinking
By: Norman Vincent Peale
The Power of Positive Thinking is a precursor to self-help books on positive thinking. Through this book, the author Norman Vincent Peale, expounds on the power of positive thought and teaches readers how to control their anxiety and needless worrying. The book is mostly comprised of various exercises on how to convert negative energy to positive energy that will help propel readers to great success.
All in all, The Power of Positive Thinking is a must read.
- Care of the Soul: A Guide for cultivating depth and sacredness in everyday life
By: Thomas Moore
Author Thomas Moore’s Care of the Soul is a masterful combination of myths and psychological thought. It is a unique book in a way, because it uses both psychological and spiritual concepts to explain the human psyche in the most profound and expansive ways possible. The book has sold over 200,000 books and counting, and has helped a multitude of people live a more soulful and introspective existence.
- A Return to Love
By: Marianne Williamson
The book A Return to Love was recommended by Oprah Winfrey herself, and with good reason. It is a poignant book on spirituality and compels readers to love life in all its facets. Through this wonderful book, a myriad of readers were able to uncover a truly spiritual path and fulfill their true potential.
Overall A Return to Love is a worthy and immersive read.