The Best Inspirational Books About Life And Love

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This article showcases our top picks for Inspirational Books About Life And Love. We reached out to industry leaders and experts who have contributed the suggestions within this article (they have been credited for their contributions below). We are keen to hear your feedback on all of our content and our comment section is a moderated space to express your thoughts and feelings related (or not) to this article This list is in no particular order.

All About Love by bell hooks

This product was recommended by Bryan Jones from Truckbase

This 1999 classic written by the late Bell Hooks is a masterpiece in the self-help and love genre. Hooks begins by outlining many of the societal misconceptions surrounding love, especially those concocted by the media and advertising industries. Hooks encourages readers to dive deeper into the true meaning of love as its stripped down to its most basic meaning. For an amazing and introspective ride through the meaning of love, look no further than Bell Hooks’ world-renowned classic, All About Love.

Expand the Power of Your Subconscious Mind by C. James Jensen

This product was recommended by Brennah Hermo from Beyond Words Publishing

Expand the Power of Your Subconscious Mind uniquely combines the original unabridged version of Dr. Murphy’s definitive book and expanded commentary and teachings from executive coach and consultant C. James “Jim” Jensen. Jim attributes much of his success in his career and life to Dr. Murphy’s teachings, particularly his principles of the subconscious—how to harness its wisdom and power to manifest your deepest desires. Drawing upon his decades of experience, Jim supplements Dr. Murphy’s book with modern-day lessons and a toolkit of practices, such as affirmation, visualization, meditation, and leadership skills. A perfect primer for conscious-minded organizations and the emerging entrepreneur, this book will help you harness the wisdom of your subconscious to manifest your deepest desires.

Maiden Voyage by Tania Aebi

This product was recommended by Captain Cody Plante from Knots & Thoughts

Tania was a troubled teen whose father gave her an ultimatum, go to college or sail around the world, ALONE! This book is incredibly inspirational, reading about the journey this young woman took and the story of her first love with a married man and fellow sailor. As well as her many trials and tribulations at sea, being away from her family for so long at such a young age. As a now 30 year old who has finally taken the leap to become a sea dweller, I find comfort in her words during the lonely and trying times sailing our great oceans.

Gravel Roads by Ryan Crain

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I would like to suggest this book because it is (in my biased opinion) an extremely inspirational read regarding life and love. I dive deep into a year-long journey I took around the world—forming footprints on every inhabited continent—the decisions leading up to it, what I learned about humanity (i.e. live and love) along the way, and how crushing re-entry into America was. I believe it would gift many people who may want to see the world but can’t, the opportunity to do so, while providing a heavy dose of compassion for what we can’t and likely will never fully understand (abject poverty, crippling inequality, addiction, mental health issues, and privilege).

Modern Romance by Aziz Ansari

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Modern Romance is funny and forthcoming. It features all the witty jabs you’d expect from Ansari—and perhaps some things you wouldn’t, like remarkable findings drawn from focus groups around the world and research aimed at understanding cultural differences in dating across the globe. With remarkable insights and trends that help make sense of the convoluted, chaotic world of dating these days, Ansari’s dating book is a well-balanced treat. For those who want both the lightheartedness of He’s Just Not That Into You with the fascinating findings of How to Avoid Falling in Love with a Jerk, this book’s for you.

Unapologetically Enough by Carrie Severson

This product was recommended by Carrie Severson from Unapologetic Voice House

Unapologetically Enough is my story through burnout and reshaping success. We are finding that women see themselves in the struggle of burnout and questioning their enoughness on a daily basis. They are universally connected with my story and we are thrilled to hear that women are breathing a sigh of relief and calling Unapologetically Enough an essential tool for mental health. They deeply appreciate the vulnerability of the storytelling, the self-care exercises included in the book, and how it offers real solutions that can positively impact their lives.

Deal With it Doll! by Christine O’Brien Horstman

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Deal with It, Doll! Coaching Yourself Through Crisis was born out of the advice Christine O’Brien Horstman shared with friends and clients during the pandemic. She is a life and career coach and a professional development instructor. Her specialty is emotional intelligence and communication skills. In this book she shares the lessons she learned about how to hang on to hope and keep fighting for herself during times of unwanted change and challenges.

Half Love by Ana Silvani

This product was recommended by Amanda Menezes from Thais Eliasen PR

A bilingual poetry book in English and Portuguese that is also a portal that divides two worlds: the U.S. and Brazil, leaving brain and heart halved: half English, half Portuguese, half love, half-life. But it’s also an opportunity to live life fully, in double. Expectations of what was thought of as bad-planned adventures are kept safe. Dreams, love stories gone wrong and pondering about life and death fill up words that try to flip the narrative creating a third language that tries to accommodate this new place.

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

This product was recommended by Stewart Kaplan from Ant-Keeper

This book is about a young boy named Santiago who leaves home in search of a treasure. On his journey he meets people who change his life and teach him about himself and the world around him. I think this is an inspirational story because it teaches us to follow our dreams, take risks, and be open to new experiences. The story also shows us that there are no coincidences in life; we are all connected on some level. The book’s message is one of hope and love, which I think is important advice for anyone going through difficult times or feeling lost in their own life.

The Art of Happiness by Dalai Lama

This product was recommended by Jennie Miller from Midss

The Art of Happiness is a book that teaches us how to find true happiness in life. Dalai Lama shows us that happiness comes from within and is not based on material possessions or external conditions. This book is a great read for anyone who wants to learn how to be happier in life. I’m sure you will find Dalai Lama’s wisdom inspiring and life-changing.

The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

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The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle has the potential to change one’s life for the better. It is full of wisdom and insights that can help to live in the present moment, which is the key to happiness and fulfillment. The book has helped many to become more aware of my thoughts and emotions and to better understand how they affect my life. This book is perfect for anyone who wants to improve their quality of life.

Strength for Each Day by Joyce Meyer

This product was recommended by Lindsey Hyland from Urban Organic Yield

The Strength for Each Day: 365 Devotions to Make Every Day a Great Day book is the best on Amazon because it is full of inspiring and motivational quotes for anyone who wants a better day. The devotions are short and easy to read but full of wisdom and encouragement. This book is a great choice for anyone who wants to start their day with a positive attitude and Lots of hope.

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

This product was recommended by Allia Luzong from A Little Bit Human

The Song of Achilles is a moving romance book about the unshakeable love of two young men who begin as friends and grow into lovers. It’s a pretty typical love story in terms of the plot beats such as people getting in the way of their love. But what makes it inspiring is the way the lovers accept, reprimand, and adjust to each other’s weaknesses. Patroclus understands the pressures that drove Achilles to the man he later became, but also doesn’t excuse his cruelty and violence towards others. When it comes down to it though, he’s willing to stick to his own morals – even if Achilles disagrees. That kind of balance is a valuable lesson for people in love to learn.

Lighter by Yung Pueblo

This product was recommended by April Maccario from Ask April

The best part about this book is that it includes reflection questions after each chapter to gauge how far you’ve come. The author provides several real-life examples that have a profound impact on readers. This book stands out for its emphasis on self-love and healing since it enables the reader to view their life from new perspectives after reading.

Everything I Know About Love by Dolly Alderton

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This book serves as a reminder to everyone that they are enough as well as a guide to dates, love, and friendship. The author’s experiences are quite authentic, which enhances the realism of the story. It also emphasizes some of the difficulties of early adulthood.

On Love By Stendhal

This product was recommended by Sonia Navarro from Navarro Paving

On Love is one of the best books if you’re looking to learn a few lessons about love and life. The book is a depiction of Stendhal’s innermost feelings at a time when his own love was rejected. He uses a confessional tone to speak from his heart and mind. The book implies that the pain of unrequited love is necessary to crystallize your object of love. This pain helps you transcend from reality to idea, which is essential for growth – your own and that of your definition of love.

The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom

This product was recommended by Elisa Bender from RevenueGeeks

I am suggesting this book because it’s the true definition of both love and inspiration. Not only does it talk about romantic love, but it shows us that love can be of other kinds too. For example, the love of time The story revolves around the man who invented time and his quest to find two humans — one who wants more time and another who wants to stop it. It’s a truly inspiring story that teaches you that ends are for yesterdays, not tomorrows. So, give it a read to learn about the essence of time and the extent to which people can go for love.

The Love Magnet Rules By Chad Stone

This product was recommended by Jeff Johnson from Simple Homebuyers

Being in love is a fantastic and amazing experience. It is stated that love creates the world. The Love Magnet Rules by Chad Stone provides women with step-by-step instructions for finding their ideal loving partner. The advice is basic and easy to put into practice. The book covers everything from getting into the love mentality to talking to the other sex. It also states what to do when you believe you’ve found the one. Following the rules in this inspirational book will make you a love magnet and attract your ideal partner.

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

This product was recommended by Jessica Kats from Soxy

Khaled Hosseini is known to grip readers from the get-go. He writes beautifully about a friendship that grows into something much more beautiful between Laila and Tariq. But A Thousand Splendid Suns doesn’t only portray romantic love. It shows how women bonding over the trauma they faced as kids can foster something bigger than life. It teaches us about the sacrifices one can make for loved ones. It’s a good read to learn about how life isn’t always constant. There will be ups and downs, but the will to survive and return to your loved ones is stronger than we think.

Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus by John Gray

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The book can be summarized with a famous quote: Martians “go to their caves” while Venusians “go to the well.” John Gray beautifully elucidates the core difference between men and women, in order for readers to understand each other in a better light. Such knowledge makes way for happier relationships.

Love That Lasts by Jefferson Bethke

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Love That Lasts teaches us the importance of believing in a higher power and loving God above everything else in life. This blend of Biblical teachings and personal storytelling offers readers a realistic vision of love, marriage, and dating. It changes the perspective of young people about marriage, that it is the last resort for people who get duped.

Emma and I by Sheila Hocken

This product was recommended by Jack Williams from Handyman Reviewed

The focus of Emma and I, a heartfelt autobiography, is the purest of all relationships: the love between a guide dog and her human. The heartwarming and motivational tale of Sheila and her dog, Emma, demonstrates that miracles can occasionally occur.

Give and Take by Adam M. Grant

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Adam Grant, a professor at Wharton, observed that numerous studies revealed a different conclusion: helping others actually sharply improves your career trajectory. This little book of case studies on charitable work will simply blow your mind and alter the way you perceive how you act at work.

Make Your Bed by Admiral William H. McRaven

This product was recommended by Min Tom from Happy Hong Konger

The motivating book’s ten principles aren’t just Navy Seal jargon; they’re real-life lessons learned by the Admiral from keeping his head above water while fending off bullies, failure, and the urge to give up when things get difficult. It will show you how even small changes in behavior can have a profound impact on your life. McCraven’s humorous yet modest book is for meaning-seekers and how-to lovers alike.

The More You Do The Better You Feel by David Parker

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The More You Do The Better You Feel encourages people who are overwhelmed and worn out to resolutely face their fears in a kind and sensitive way. In exchange, readers will receive tools for mobilization in work and life that are informed about mental health.

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