Here If You Need Me: A True Story by Kate Braestrup. A dramatic, funny, deeply moving, and simply unforgettable--an uplifting account of finding God through helping others, and of the small miracles that happen every day when a heart is grateful and love is restored.

Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl. We cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward with renewed purpose. Frankl's theory-known as logotherapy, from the Greek word logos ("meaning")-holds that our primary drive in life is not pleasure, as Freud maintained, but the discovery and pursuit of what we personally find meaningful.

How to never run out of good things to read! There are thousands of books on self-help, habit change, and personal development. This post shows over 175 of the best self-help books.

THE BOOK OF SECRETS --- by Deepak Chopra --- Every life is a book of secrets, ready to be opened. The secret of perfect love is found there, along with the secrets of healing, compassion, faith, and the most elusive one of all: who we really are. The Book of Secrets is rich with insights; it is a priceless treasure that can transport us beyond change to transformation, and from there to a sacred place where we can savor the nectar of enlightenment.

A "must read" book with thought provoking insights: A Return to Love by Marianne Williamson

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Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain. Argues we dramatically undervalue introverts; shows how much we lose in doing so; charts the rise of the Extrovert Ideal and explores how deeply it has come to permeate our culture; introduces us to successful introverts. Passionately argued, superbly researched, and filled with indelible stories of real people.

John 14:8 God is all you need. He will take care of you and fix your broken heart and love you forever and will never ever want to change you unlike many, many other people.

I have not read this yet, but it came to me recommended and I look forward to it

Sacramental Poetics at the Dawn of Secularism: When God Left the World (Cultural Memory in the Present) by Regina Schwartz,

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A History of God: The 4,000-Year Quest of Judaism, Christianity and Islam by Karen Armstrong. Traces the history of how men and women have perceived and experienced God, from the time of Abraham to the present.

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas D. Kristof. From two of our most fiercely moral voices, a passionate call to arms against our era’s most pervasive human rights violation: the oppression of women and girls in the developing world. Deeply felt, pragmatic, and inspirational, Half the Sky is essential reading for every global citizen.

Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation by Parker J. Palmer. With wisdom, compassion, and gentle humor, invites us to listen to the inner teacher and follow its leadings toward a sense of meaning and purpose. Telling stories from his own life and the lives of others who have made a difference, he shares insights gained from darkness and depression as well as fulfillment and joy, illuminating a pathway toward vocation for all who seek the true calling of their lives.

Fearless Girls, Wise Women & Beloved Sisters: Heroines in Folktales from Around the World -- a fantastic collection of multicultural heroines

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The Book of Awakening: Having the Life You Want by Being Present to the Life You Have by Mark Nepo,

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle. Shows readers how to recognize themselves as the creators of their own pain, and how to have a pain-free existence by living fully in the present. Accessing the deepest self, the true self, can be learned, he says, by freeing ourselves from the conflicting, unreasonable demands of the mind and living present, fully, and intensely, in the Now.

Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder

The Death of Santini: The Story of a Father and His Son by Pat Conroy,