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What is the most inspiring book you've ever read?

Post by Amagine » 02 Sep 2017, 13:53

The book can definitely be said to be an inspirational book because of the author's resilience and determination to conquer certain things in her life.

What is the book that inspired you the most? What was it about the book that resonated with you so much?
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Post by Spirit Wandering » 02 Sep 2017, 19:00

It is difficult to pick just one book as many have inspired me. However, Deepak Chopra's books had a profound effect on me at the beginning of my spiritual journey 20+ years ago. While I enjoyed many of his books, the one that was most inspiring to me was the first one I read. It was Return of the Rishi, which describes his journey from western medicine back to the holistic methods he learned in his native India. It was one of my first introductions into the power of the mind/body connection in healing.
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Post by kandscreeley » 02 Sep 2017, 19:31

There are quite a few for me. I think it depends on where you are in your life. Overall, if I had to pick one, I'd say Corrie Ten Boom's The Hiding Place.
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Post by Ljessup » 02 Sep 2017, 19:35

The most inspiring book I have ever read was "Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely" by Lysa TerKeurst. It was the most beautifully written book I have ever picked up. I read it and re-read it back to back and went much slower the second time. I found myself filling a notebook with the quotes, and ended up just going ahead and buying a copy of the book to have for when I wanted to go back to it. I had checked it out at the library at first because someone had recommended it to me. I am not much into christian inspired books, but this was the most amazing book I have ever put my hands on. I would recommend it to everyone! :D

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Post by Michelle92 » 02 Sep 2017, 20:06

Well I could think of: The fault in our stars, The perks of being a wallflower.

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Post by Moniquejm » 02 Sep 2017, 22:34

As of now, the book that I have in my mind is "What is and isn't working for Alcoholic and Addict". I have reviewed this book and rated it 4 stars. This book is very inspiring most especially those who are experiencing addiction, they must read this book because it might help them a lot on how they recover from addiction.

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Post by Ferdinand_otieno » 02 Sep 2017, 22:57

I would have to say "the perks of being a wallflower."

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Post by CaitlynLynch » 03 Sep 2017, 03:13

I read Richard Bachman's Jonathan Livingstone Seagull when I was about 12 and I've never forgotten it. Such powerful messages.

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Post by Amagine » 03 Sep 2017, 05:00

The most inspiring book I've ever read was called, "Believe You Can," by John Mason . It was full of positive statements and advice. It really is a good book.
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Post by jeminah28 » 04 Sep 2017, 06:21

The Holy Bible is the book of all books. It is the most inspiring books I've ever read. All your questions in life will be answered once you read it from cover to cover.
"Reading never stops even if there is an ending."
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Post by Amagine » 04 Sep 2017, 07:02

Jem Tomarong wrote:The Holy Bible is the book of all books. It is the most inspiring books I've ever read. All your questions in life will be answered once you read it from cover to cover.
I agree. The Bible is the most inspirational book of all time.
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Post by Mdoucet1086 » 04 Sep 2017, 17:06

I wouldn't say it was the most inspirational book I've read but Fangirl By Rainbow Rowel definitely made me realize how much I missed writing and want to get back to it.

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Post by Yaone » 04 Sep 2017, 21:23

Think, And Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill.

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Post by Amagine » 04 Sep 2017, 21:23

Mdoucet1086 wrote:I wouldn't say it was the most inspirational book I've read but Fangirl By Rainbow Rowel definitely made me realize how much I missed writing and want to get back to it.
I read Fangirl and thoroughly enjoyed it! It was a great book!
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Post by Alicnim » 04 Sep 2017, 21:41

I loved Rhonda Byrne's The Secret. The advice took me through a hard time in my life, very inspiring.

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