which book inspired you the most?

Jump to Last Post 1-23 of 23 discussions (31 posts)
  1. maah profile image59
    maahposted 14 years ago

    which book gave you inspiration in your life?why?

    1. Mrs.Nita profile image61
      Mrs.Nitaposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      There is a book that has inspired me so much so, that I've decided to purchase copies of it and give them out for Christmas gifts this year.  It's a book called "The Shack".  This book has helped me to see God in a whole new light, and after reading it;I love God all the more.

    2. Rod Marsden profile image67
      Rod Marsdenposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      When I was a kid I was inspired by the writings of Stan Lee. Back then I suppose it was a toss up between issues of Daredevil and Spider-man.

      In my late teens to mid-twenties I loved the writing of Diane Carey and still do. She could put Star Trek down on paper like nobody's business and if she were to put out a new Star trek novel...

      In my mid to late twenties it was H. P. Lovecraft and Robert E. Howard.

      In my thirties it was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie.

      In my forties definitely Ray Bradbury and Franz Kafka (though the only thing these guys ever had in common was probably me as a reader). 

      In my present decade it would have to be Terry Pratchett, Harry Turtledove, Barbara Custer, Lyn McConchie, and Jim Butcher, the author of the Dresden Files. 

    3. Rod Marsden profile image67
      Rod Marsdenposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      The book that inspired me the most overall was probably The Truth by Terry Pratchett. It pokes fun at the publishing trade but in a very loving sort of way.

    4. Cleanclover profile image44
      Cleancloverposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      "The secret" by rhonda byrne

    5. adamstandingtree profile image61
      adamstandingtreeposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      This is a specific book question? Cause I don't remember which one it was specifically, but it was by Ray Bradbury... Twice 22? The Martian Chronicles? The Toynbee Convector? S is for Space?

      Whichever, alla his stories are primo pieces of literature, with rich characters, fascinating plots, and endings that make you shiver all over when they draw to a close. Great stuff, really, and it ain't all science fiction like most figure, either. The dude is just an excellent writer, man, and leaves my brain to churning in my headbone with all kindsa groovy ideas...

      1. marcel285 profile image64
        marcel285posted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Donald Trump books are great for motivation and inspiration. Donald Trump only sleeps 4hours a night to be as successful as he is. So that made me realize that if i'm not successful, i'm not trying hard enough or putting enough time and energy into something, and theres no exscuse for it. If you want something that bad, do what it takes to get it.

    6. prosmentor profile image61
      prosmentorposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Fulfilling Your God Giving Destiny by Cassy Treat

  2. habee profile image92
    habeeposted 14 years ago

    Does this include the Bible?

  3. prettydarkhorse profile image56
    prettydarkhorseposted 14 years ago

    the power of positive thinking by PEALE

  4. Madison22 profile image61
    Madison22posted 14 years ago

    The Ultimate Gift- by jon stovall

  5. Sauvignon profile image61
    Sauvignonposted 14 years ago

    Piers Anthony.  Always reminds me that things dont have to be as serious as people make them.  It's good to keep a lighter heart and mind set.

  6. cheaptrick profile image73
    cheaptrickposted 14 years ago

    for the articles
    I don't even look at the photos...

  7. jacobkuttyta profile image46
    jacobkuttytaposted 14 years ago


  8. Lisa HW profile image61
    Lisa HWposted 14 years ago

    I was in fourth grade when I got, "The Miracle Worker", from the scholastic book club.  It had the braille alphabet in the back of the book, which meant, to me, that was a little something extra.  I was very impressed and inspired by Anne Sullivan, because the book emphasized her strong nature and the fact that she wasn't willing to just let Helen Keller be "written off" as "unteachable".  It just made me think, "Now THAT'S how to deal with challenges - no matter how big anyone else thinks they may be."   Maybe to a young kid the horror of imagining living life the way Helen had (before learning to communicate) made Anne Sullivan's role in her life have even more impact on me.  There's never been another book that so inspired me.

  9. dfunzy profile image60
    dfunzyposted 13 years ago

    Civil Disobedience, an essay by Henry David Thoreau

  10. mrcoopr2010 profile image60
    mrcoopr2010posted 13 years ago

    Brother Ray by Ray Charles and David Ritz, Divided Soul: The Life of Marvin Gaye, 48 Laws of Power, The Bible, The Four Agreements, Do You!, Become a Better You

  11. bojanglesk8 profile image60
    bojanglesk8posted 13 years ago

    Perhaps Atlas Shrugged.

  12. camlo profile image85
    camloposted 13 years ago

    Mine is Harald and Maude. If I could write like Colin Higgins, I'd be more than satisfied.

  13. profile image0
    philip carey 61posted 13 years ago

    The useful things I find in books are like drops of water on a plant, I take something from each of them that I think might help me grow. It's hard to choose just one for that reason. A few come to mind immediately, though. Anna Karenina, because Tolstoy showed me how the romantic ideal might not be the ideal at all--that perhaps the simple life, exemplified by the character Levin, might be the whole point of life. The same point was made by Somerset Maugham in "Of Human Bondage". And then, Dostoevsky. In "The Brothers Karamazov", because he explores the idea of free will and the conflict between faith and doubt.

  14. profile image51
    ANAND Gposted 13 years ago


  15. kj8 profile image61
    kj8posted 13 years ago

    A New Earth - Ekhart Tolle - definitely worth a read.
    I also loved A Fine Balance by Rohington Mistry
    oh I could go on and on if I really start thinking of inspirational books.

  16. profile image0
    Hikikomoriposted 13 years ago

    Books have never inspired me.

    The book I'm fond of most though is likely Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick.

  17. Vibhavari profile image68
    Vibhavariposted 13 years ago

    You can heal your life by Louise Hay really inspired me. And so did Healing mantras by Thomas Ashley Farrand.

    1. camlo profile image85
      camloposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, I've read that one by Louise L. Hay. You're right, she is an inspiration.

  18. DaniellaWood profile image73
    DaniellaWoodposted 13 years ago

    "Marley & Me" showed me how it is possible to write about something that you love in life and make it entertaining at the same time. It inspired me to write about a holiday I spent with my family last year that was really special to me. If the author of Marley & Me can take something simple and make it into a novel, why can't I! smile

  19. Hmrjmr1 profile image69
    Hmrjmr1posted 13 years ago

    PT 109 by JFK and later Henry V by Shakespeare
    Both are stories of servant leadership and motivation by example. They were clear markers for my life path.

  20. profile image0
    JDLewis67posted 13 years ago

    This would be a hard question for me to answer, especially because I have only recently began reading. If I was to pick one author/book over all of them it would be Franz Kafka's Metamorphosis or The Stoker maybe even The Penal Colony, actually since they are all under 100 pages I'll say all of them. However other books that inspired me are Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, The Night of the Iguana, wait do plays count?

  21. profile image0
    Toby Hansenposted 13 years ago

    I have three. In no particular order, they are:

    To Kill a Mockingbird
    Chicken Soup for the Writer's Soul

  22. profile image0
    sandra rinckposted 13 years ago

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/141969 … JWHWJ1730M

    Great Expectations.  America and the Baby Boom Generation.  It is very insightful.  I totally recommend it to everyone. big_smile

  23. profile image57
    Chantelle Poulinposted 4 years ago

    I would say the book that inspired most as well as had the biggest effect from reading it would have to be hands down " THE SHACK


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://corp.maven.io/privacy-policy

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)