The 25 Most Empowering Books To Read

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This article showcases our top picks for the best ‘Most Empowering Books To Read’. We reached out to industry leaders and experts who have contributed the suggestions within this article (they have been credited for their contributions below). 

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The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

This product was recommended by Ivana Kurilic from Artful Haven

This book has changed my perspective on things and everyday life in the most positive way. It’s a powerful book with actionable ways you can change your mindset and improve your relationships, attitude, and the way you accept things in life. The book has become my personal bible and I turn to it often because it’s something you can read over and over again and always find gems you can implement and make your life better and easier. It’s not a self-help book, it’s more than that. Don Ruiz writes in a simple and honest way that can reach everyone, no matter where you’re from or what background you have.

Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed

This product was recommended by Peter Regan from Moving Authority

A truly beautiful book filled with practical, non-traditional advice and heart-warming stories. This is the best selling book of the author Cheryl Strayed. The author knows the power of story, and in most of her messages, she includes a story about herself or someone she knows.Tiny Beautiful Things is a collection of essays compiled from Strayed’s Dear Sugar advice column, which she wrote anonymously, on The Rumpus, an online literary magazine. This book is a source of hope and reason in a challenging and chaotic world.

In Search of Mary by Bee Rowlatt

This product was recommended by Lisa Arlington from Giftsnerd LLC

This book is ideal for anyone with an interest in feminism. Bee Rowlatt, in this book, declares herself obsessed with the famous 18th-century British writer, Mary Wollstonecraft. In the 18th century, Wollstonecraft traveled alone through a changing Europe with her baby daughter. This gripping book recounts Rowlatt’s travels as she follows in Mary’s footsteps with her own toddler through Scandinavia and France learning more about her heroine and herself.

Gypsy Energy Secrets by Milana Perepyolkina

This product was recommended by Milana Perepyolkina from Gypsy Energy Secrets

International Bestselling Author, healer, and spiritual guide, Milana became a writer in order to share the ancient wisdom and magic of her Romani ancestry that she uses every day to make a difference in the lives of others. Having suffered throughout her life from countless physical and emotional ailments, Milana found that reconnecting with the energetic world allowed her to completely heal, transcend her troubles, and live a happy and more fulfilled life. In sharing that wisdom, Milana saw the powerful impact that the simplest techniques could make in transforming the lives of others. She wrote Gypsy Energy Secrets and Dark Chocolate for the Soul with the hope that her valuable knowledge could be spread to all those whom she could not personally reach. Milana continues to embrace a lifestyle of consciousness, spirituality, and happiness, and seizes any opportunity to share her wisdom with others through personal consultations. She presents a comprehensive approach to heightened well-being, focusing on the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual elements. It is the mindful attention to each element that turns any day, no matter how bad, into a good day. The book has 79 5-star ratings. Here is what readers say: One of the best books of any genre that I’ve read in a LONG time, This book has given me hope on how to deal with the stresses of life, Without the knowledge found in this book, I wouldn’t have been able to break free from the strong chains of depression and anxiety that had plagued me for years, I would highly recommend this book. I enjoyed every page and learned so much from it. Probably the best self help book I’ve ever read.

The War of Art By Steven Pressfield

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The Art of War

In this book, you will understand how creativity is important in our lives but also how creativity is a way to work on our personal development. Steven Pressfield evokes how it’s hard to put ourselves in action when we strive to create something new but also how resistance shows up whenever we are about to get to a new level of our life. Creativity & art are his prisms but you will find that everything in our lives is about our creative powers. I suggesting this book as it contains three different sections and something that tries to be inspiring, but is cut with an undercurrent of crazy and unsupportable conjecture. So, to know more about this book must read it.

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff . . . and It’s All Small Stuff by Richard Carlson

This product was recommended by Mark Stephenson from How To Shoe

It may be an old publication, but the information in that book is still quite relevant today. The book enables us to see the bigger picture and not dwell on the insignificant factors that don’t matter. It takes readers on a journey that allows them to see problems as an opportunity to learn and grow. This helps make you stronger and ready for the next challenge.

Loving Bravely by Alexandra H. Solomon

This product was recommended by Jennifer Willy from Etia

The author introduces the idea of relational self-awareness, encouraging you to explore your personal history to gain an understanding of your own relational patterns, as well as your strengths and weaknesses in relationships.

Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

This product was recommended by Jennifer Willy from Etia

Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur take readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look.

Ferocious Warrior by Cora Jakes Coleman

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Ferocious Warrior: Dismantle Your Enemy and Rise by Cora Jakes Coleman shows you how to win. Sharing keys that helped her through personal battles with depression, insecurity, infertility, and loss, Cora offers strategies to help identify the tactics and agenda of the enemy, and the obstacles to your breakthrough.

The Lazy Way To Success by Fred Gratzon

This product was recommended by Scot J Chrisman from THE MEDIA HOUSE

You might get confused about the title, but this book is worthy of reading, especially for workaholics. It contains tips and advice on how not to work hard but work smart. It also makes readers realize that it would be easier to succeed if you love what you are doing. It contains colorful graphics that make reading it more entertaining.

Screw It, Let’s Do It by Richard Branson

This product was recommended by Sonya Schwartz from Her Norm

This book will help you stop limiting yourself and start stepping up. This book will inspire you to take on the challenge of starting change, accepting change, and embracing change.

Awaken the Giant Within by Anthony Robbins

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This book will show you that you have the power to achieve your aspirations because you have the power to control how you think, how you feel, and what you do.

One Thousand Wells by Jena Lee Nardella

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After finishing college, the author armed with her diploma, a thousand dollars, and the dream to build one thousand wells in Africa, she started her journey. Along the way she faced the harsh reality and almost gave up. This book will inspire you to continue achieving your dreams even though you may encounter many hardships and amazing things will come if you go fight for what you believe in and dream for.

Last Night I Dreamed Of Peace by Đặng Thùy Trâm

This product was recommended by Chris Norris from SleepStandards

The diary is written by a 27-year-old Vietcong surgeon discovered by U.S. Forces in Vietnam and published posthumously It gives readers insight into the lives of those fighting in wars. It’s a true story of unimaginable bravery of a woman who risked and gave her life to healing the wounded by the war. A great story of hope amid despair.

The E Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber

This product was recommended by Patti Beres from Be Green Pro

The E Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber changed my life. There are hundreds of books that give tips on self-help and self-improvement, but this simple read transforms the reader’s understanding of entrepreneurship. The lessons are designed in story format that encourages readers to insert themselves into the scenarios and look for real life solutions. The E Myth Revisited addresses the passion felt when first starting a business and suggests a reconstructed roadmap as a path to working more efficiently instead of over-working. It brought the joy back into being a business owner and prepared me to lead by applying new wisdom for additional growth, development, and opportunities to scale.

When Dogs Fly by Olga Horvat

This product was recommended by Olga Horvat from Royal Dogs Gallery

It’s truly empowering! This book is perfect for someone who feels stressed. It can help you take your mind away from the difficult times and access your inner joy, by coloring. This practical meditation guide is designed to quiet your mind with 30 exquisite illustrations and inspirational quotes. When Dogs Fly can help you relieve your tension during this stay-at-home time, and remind you of how awesome life is!

The Art of Happiness by Dalai Lama

This product was recommended by Gina Harper from Urban Gardening

We are all in pursuit of happiness. The art of happiness is a handbook that enables you to practice the art of self-reflection. The more you reflect, the easier it becomes to understand and discover your inner self. You also get to discover the true meaning of happiness. Once you know what happiness means to you, your purpose becomes clear.

The Universe is Talking to You by Tammy Mastroberte

This product was recommended by Tammy Mastroberte from TammyMastroberte

This book empowers readers to connect with and obtain guidance from the Universe, angels, guides and loved ones on the other side – no previous psychic experience required. The Universe and our loved ones who have passed on are always communicating with us, and we don’t need a psychic or medium to get their messages – and we don’t have to be one either. This book offers simple and practical tools to help open up to the messages being sent so we can live with more joy, boost our faith in the future and know we are not alone.

Goodbye, Yesterday! by Dr. Cindy N. Trimm

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Published by Charisma House, Goodbye, Yesterday! not only gives readers the tools to reshape their future, but it also shows them how to reframe the narrative of their past. While they can’t change the past, Dr. Trimm shows readers how to recreate the vision they hold of their past experiences. She identifies the key ingredients as shifting your perspective, particularly how you see your past, and changing the story you tell. She also shares the powerful steps required to reset your mind and renegotiate your future. Dr. Trimm breaks down the meaning and roles of transition in our lives, including loss, grief and crisis, and how they can be used as a catalyst rather than hinderance, in life. Goodbye, Yesterday! motivates readers to see opportunity in every circumstance and embrace transitions as they often lead to expansion. Goodbye, Yesterday! discusses the significance of time and shows the reader how to make an impact with only a fraction of a second. This book enables readers to reestablish their dominion in a world of chaos, redefine their destiny, and realize their full potential. Goodbye, Yesterday! is the guidebook for the new decade, empowering readers and giving them the tools & power to close the door on yesterday, maximize their present and future, and change the trajectory of their lives.

You Are Your Strong by Danielle Dufayet

This product was recommended by Danielle Dufayet from N/A

You Are Your Strong reminds us all that we are stronger than our emotions. We have the inner strength and power to NOT be controlled by our challenging emotions. Knowing that we are in control of how we feel and react is the most empowering way to feel and we can not truly be happy if we are emotional tumbleweeds. You Are Your Strong won the 2020 Teacher’s Choice Awards.

Fantastic You by Danielle Dufayet

This product was recommended by Danielle Dufayet from N/A

A self-empowering picture book abut how to love ourselves and treat ourselves as if we were our own best friend. Fantastic You shows the reader what self-love looks like. It includes self-compassion and forgiveness, and positive self-talk. The most self-empowering thing we can do for ourselves is never abandoning ourselves and forming a strong, loving and positive relation with ourselves.

Blatantly Honest by Makaila Nichols

This product was recommended by Stefanee Alcantar from Lobeline Communications

Blatantly Honest: Normal Teen, Abnormal Life, would be a great fit for your audience, especially with October being National Anti-Bullying Month. By age 14, Nichols had been sexually assaulted, battled multiple eating disorders, was bullied by both her teachers and fellow students, and felt that she only had two options: take her own life or create change for herself and others. Today, at age 22, Nichols is a best-selling author for her book, Blatantly Honest: Normal Teen, Abnormal Life and founder of the nonprofit organization, The Blatantly Honest Foundation.

Writing and Madness in a Time of Terror by Afarin Majidi

This product was recommended by Sandra Cohen from N/A

Writing and Madness in a Time of Terror is epic in scope and especially empowering for women who are battling domestic violence. The writer does an elegant ballet between personal and political violence so the tone is never sentimental. Majidi’s story is not only engrossing and highly entertaining, it’s full of gems, even when she’s losing her mind. She is proof that sometimes, you have to be the heroine of your own story.

Walk Your Way to Better by Joyce Shulman

This product was recommended by Christina Towle from BuzzBright PR

This is a book about walking your way to better. Each section provides a thought-starter, a piece of information, a story, or research that I think is important. But I don’t want you to just read it. I want you to read a section and then lace up your sneakers and head out the door because while walking, your brain will process information in a unique way.

Wishwork by Alexa Fischer

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What is your greatest wish? Do you want a new job? An influx of new clients? Zero credit card debt? A strong, healthy body? A passionate, exciting marriage? More free-time to relax in your backyard with a glass of Rosé? You don’t need a miracle to make your wish a reality. With Wishwork, you will visualize your #1 wish, write it down, focus on it, and take action for 21 days in a row to make your wish come true.

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