Are you hungry for the deeper things of life? Then chances are you won’t find the answers on Twitter or Facebook. What you need is a good read, because the best books for spirituality can’t be shrunk into tweets or taglines.
Books. Many people have lost the taste for paper these digital days. In the shadow of glowing blue screens, turning pages seems a distant memory. But if spiritual growth is what you’re after, nothing can replace the wisdom found between two covers.
THE BENEFITS OF READING
Whether you prefer fiction or non-fiction, reading engages your mind and imagination. Losing yourself in pages of print also sharpens mental acuity.
And though many modern novels are mere fluff, you can still find tomes of truth. You just might need to dig a little deeper. And truth, dear reader, is always relevant.
If you want to navigate life’s treacherous terrain, there’s no better place to start than with a good book. The best books for spirituality are usually those with history. You know — “If it’s true, it’s not new. If it’s new, it’s not true.”
Are you a truth seeker? Then this carefully curated book list might be just what you’re looking for.
WORDS OF TRUTH
In the past decade I’ve read a handful of exceptional books. Somehow, all of them touched on spirituality, in one way or another. It seems I’ve developed an appetite for the larger questions of life, human experience and Divinity.
So here’s a brief list of literary essentials. In the classroom of life, these are required reading. Exceptional men and women, throughout the centuries, have written truth that begs to be heard. They’ve shared their experiences, hardships, failures and victories — all in ink on paper. The wisdom found here is priceless.
BEST BOOKS FOR SPIRITUALITY AND PERSONAL GROWTH
Instead of thumbing though the latest trashy novel, why not pick something of substance?
Wisdom from these books is just a click away. Pick a title that intrigues you. The corresponding link provides a brief synopsis. If this ticks your boxes, purchase is available through Amazon. Alternately, if the summary suffices, simply enjoy these spiritual riches free of charge:
1. ONE THOUSAND GIFTS, by Ann Voskamp.
2. ANONYMOUS: JESUS’ HIDDEN YEARS … AND YOURS, by Alicia Britt Chole.
3. THESE STRANGE ASHES, by Elisabeth Elliot.
4. THE PRACTICE OF THE PRESENCE OF GOD, by Brother Lawrence.
5. HUMILITY, by Andrew Murray.
6. EXPERIENCING GOD, by Henry Blackaby.
7. THE SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINES HANDBOOK, by Adele Ahlberg Calhoun.
8. ABIDE IN CHRIST, by Andrew Murray.
9. BECOMING A WOMAN WHOSE GOD IS ENOUGH, by Cynthia Heald.
Enjoy these reviews. Whichever book you pick, you’ll be blessed and challenged.
Happy reading! — Ali 🙂