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which book inspired you the most?

  1. maah profile image62
    maahposted 8 years ago

    which book gave you inspiration in your life?why?

    1. Mrs.Nita profile image61
      Mrs.Nitaposted 8 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 image77
      Rod Marsdenposted 8 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 image77
      Rod Marsdenposted 8 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 image43
      Cleancloverposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      "The secret" by rhonda byrne

    5. adamstandingtree profile image54
      adamstandingtreeposted 8 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 image65
        marcel285posted 8 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 8 years agoin reply to this

      Fulfilling Your God Giving Destiny by Cassy Treat

  2. habee profile image94
    habeeposted 8 years ago

    Does this include the Bible?

  3. prettydarkhorse profile image66
    prettydarkhorseposted 8 years ago

    the power of positive thinking by PEALE

  4. Madison22 profile image61
    Madison22posted 8 years ago

    The Ultimate Gift- by jon stovall

  5. Sauvignon profile image56
    Sauvignonposted 8 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 image70
    cheaptrickposted 8 years ago

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

  7. jacobkuttyta profile image81
    jacobkuttytaposted 8 years ago


  8. Lisa HW profile image79
    Lisa HWposted 8 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 image59
    dfunzyposted 8 years ago

    Civil Disobedience, an essay by Henry David Thoreau

  10. mrcoopr2010 profile image62
    mrcoopr2010posted 8 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 8 years ago

    Perhaps Atlas Shrugged.

  12. camlo profile image89
    camloposted 8 years ago

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

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    philip carey 61posted 8 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.

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    ANAND Gposted 8 years ago


  15. kj8 profile image60
    kj8posted 8 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.

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    Hikikomoriposted 8 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 image73
    Vibhavariposted 8 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 image89
      camloposted 8 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 image85
    DaniellaWoodposted 8 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 image82
    Hmrjmr1posted 8 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.

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    JDLewis67posted 7 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?

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    Toby Hansenposted 7 years ago

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

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

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    sandra rinckposted 7 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