This article showcases our top picks for the best ‘Empowering Quote Books’. 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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StyleWord by Sharon Haver
This product was recommended by Sharon Haver from FocusOnStyle
I’m suggesting this book because it only takes 1/10th of a second for someone to judge your character, even in a photograph or on a Zoom call. In today’s visual world, people’s perception of you is shaped by how you look. Even more so after the whole world has gone virtual in 2020. Plus, when you look better you feel better. And we can all use that kind of inspiration these days.
Whatever You Are, Be a Good One by Lisa Congdon
This product was recommended by Sammy Dolan from Kitchen Habit
This is one of my favorite quote books and I find it so empowering. The quotes are well-curated, and the illustrations are bright and colorful. I always feel better about myself after reading this for 5 minutes.
The Book of Unusual Knowledge by Publications International Ltd.
This product was recommended by Dan Lysogorsky from IPL Port
This book carries interesting and diverse knowledge from endless stories and various subjects that make it hard to put down. It’s literally packed with fun facts and random information which makes for great conversation and a cure for random curiosity. This book presents itself very well and is a must have for those looking to expand their knowledge of random facts and quotes.
When Strong Women Speak, Strong Women Listen by Adriana Fuentes Diaz
This product was recommended by Steven Howard from Caliente Leadership
When Strong Women Speak, Strong Women Listen exalts the values that give meaning to life and is a reference for future generations, especially women who are taking increasingly important roles in our societies. Today, more than ever, the powerful voices of women from across the ages need to be heard and Fuentes Díaz has created a wonderful platform for the expression and exposure of their words of wisdom and advice. In fact, these inspirational words of encouragement and guidance can motivate and arouse all us, not just women.
30 Days With King David by Larry Buxton
This product was recommended by Susan Stitt from Front Edge Publishing
In turbulent times, King David united a nation—and his hard-earned wisdom can bring us together today. This new 30 Days With book offers a month of readings plus ideas for small-group discussion. David ranks among the world’s greatest heroes for defeating Goliath and best-selling authors for writing Psalms. He is honored by Jews, Christians and Muslims. In this book, pastor, educator and leadership coach Larry Buxton shows us how David embodies 14 crucial values shared by effective leaders to this day. Just as the first volume in this series invites readers to spend 30 Days With Abraham Lincoln, one of the greatest unifying figures in American history, Buxton’s book is a call for all of us to remember values that unite us. Buxton dedicates “this book to everyone who believes that the character of any leader is of critical importance to our nation, our institutions, our congregations and our homes; and to all those who seek to let God shape their character as more virtuous human beings, that their influence may spread to heal our world.” Answering that call in the opening pages are two nationally known political leaders—one a Democrat and one a Republican, who came together in these pages to urge all of us to read these 30 short stories drawn from David’s often tragically learned lessons about life. In his Foreword, U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine writes: “From the blockbuster arc of David’s life, Larry Buxton assembles 30 short chapters on key leadership traits—patience, vision, humility, integrity, openness, tenderness, forgiveness, courage, gratitude, self-control, surrender, perseverance, calmness, justice. Buxton helps us see how David either exhibited these values or catastrophically failed to achieve them. The chapters are probing and conversational—with references from the worlds of literature, sports, politics and entertainment to illustrate how to apply these lessons to our everyday challenges.” In his Preface, Andrew H. Card, who served in Washington D.C. during two Bush administrations, writes: “No matter what your faith or tradition of worship—and, no matter your role in business, management, philanthropy, sports, politics, government or family—you will find the adventures in these 30 daily readings extremely relevant and highly motivating. We need to meet David again through Larry Buxton’s wise retelling of these stories—so that we all can lift up the best values in leadership in our institutions, our nation and our world.”
Never Give Up by Summersdale
This product was recommended by Andrew Roderick from Credit Repair Companies
Never Give Up by Summersdale is a really useful book if you are feeling a little less motivated than you once were. I received this book from a friend about three years ago now and since that time I have often picked up this book when I feel a little low. The book itself is easy to read and also easy to put down. I would say that some of the quotes have been my mantra over the years. It really does give you food for thought and it also helps you realize that things aren’t that bad generally and you do have the ability and strength to get through hard times. I recommend this book to anyone of any age as it is full of wise quotes that can help any individual at any time.
The Girls’ Book of Wisdom by Catherine Dee
This product was recommended by Cecilia Yeung from Little Discoverer
This is a great inspiration book for girls ages 12 and up. It gives them inspirational and empowering quotes from 500 famous women. Randomly flip to one and help get your day off to a great start.
Christopher Robin by Brittany Rubiano
This product was recommended by Nicole Garcia from Most Craft
Often overlooked are those stories created for young ears. Full of fantasy, uplifting wisdom, and impossible situations, adults forget the simplicities of their childhood when they trade it in for the more serious nature of their growth and careers. But what should never be left behind is the messages that once carried them forward as they grew, and inspired them to become who they now are. Hidden in those simple stories are the words adults generally need to hear. Shaped and honed by adulthood, they take on new meaning and bring to life deeper concepts that can be applied at any age. Christopher Robin: The Little Book of Pooh-isms revisits the lore of a child’s imagination and can readily remind anyone that sometimes the best advice we can give ourselves is what we once depended on as a child: Hope, Kindness, and Simple Solutions to what sometimes feels like impossible problems.
Embracing Life After Loss by Allen Klein
This product was recommended by Allen Klein from Keynote Speaker Allen Klein
The pandemic has brought up a lot of grief for many people, whether because of a current loss or a past one. Most grief books tell readers how bad they might feel while grieving. This book is different. With simple and inspiring writing, it holds the readers hand, empowers them, and gently guides them from loss to laughter. All of it comes out of the author’s personal experience after his wife died at a young age.