What non-fiction book have you read that has changed your life?
Personally, I have had a few, but the one that sticks out for me is "Wild at Heart" by John Eldredge. It talks about fatherhood and having a warrior heart.
I've read so many non-fiction books that have blown me away. I guess I would have to say all the non-fiction books about the universe and space as a child changed my life, they lead to questioning the world, critical thinking, and a search for knowledge that has never died. Most recently, though, I would have to say my Textbook for my Psychology class has changed my life. I realized that is what I want to do and am in the process of changing my major. I have always LOVED studying the human brain and always wondered why people behave the way they do and believe the things they do. So I guess this has changed my life, since it has changed what I am going to pursue for a major, what I will pursue as a career, and what I will do with my life!
Wow, the human brain must be fascinating to study. I bet it's an intense read. Good luck with your studies..
Thank you! It is very fascinating. The human brain is an amazingly complex and beautiful thing
YOUR BEST LIFE NOW, by Joel Osteen
Pastor Joel's words reminded me of our innate value in God's eyes.
We human beings have long been duped into labeling and categorizing peers and, sadly, ourselves, as falling into different classes. Whether we admit it or not, we're all guilty of it. So to know that we have God's royal blood coursing through our veins and that we have His abundant favor enables me to know that I am valued in any setting and with any group or individual.
Thanks for asking this interesting question.
The Child Called "it" by Dave Pelzer. When it first came out I was still living at home with my parents being abused daily. I read it at school and was amazed by his courage. When I went into foster care I finally got my own copy. Then I got the second installment The Lost Boy. At that time in my life I needed to hear other stories like mine and know that people made it through okay. These books helped a lot!
Well I don't know of any one book but there are non-fiction books that have influenced me in one way or another. My grandmother, Diana Agabeg Apcar wrote several mostly of a political nature, Winston Churchill's books were extraordinarily well-written and absorbing.
When my grandmother's eyes began to fail, I would go to her bedroom after school to read to her, mostly passages from the Holy Bible.
All of the above stayed with me throughout life.
I have read quite a couple but one that sticks out is facing mount Kenya by Jomo Kenyatta.
The Bell Jar. Although, some might consider it fiction, it is based on Sylvia Plath's life experience with depression.
I guess a similar book that influenced me would be Iron John: A Book About Men by Robert Bly.
Otherwise I'd say Eckhart Tolle, A New Earth, the most profound spiritual insight I've read, written by someone who's actually there.
Hi, for me it is The Secret and The Power from Rhonda Byrne. I believe in the power of positive thinking and the law of attraction.
The power in using the law of attraction depends largely on how you think. Your mind creates your future.
''Our limitations and success will be based most often, on our own expectations for ourselves. What the mind dwells upon, the body acts upon.''
Without doubt two books had a definitive effect on my life. The first was "My Family And Other Animals" by Gerald Durrell. The second (though this is fictional...) was "Jonathan Livingston Seagull.
I could now tell you why they had such a profound influence on me - but I wrote a long Hub a while back that tells the story more deeply than I could do in a few words. Hope you'll check it out: (The Powerful Magic Of Storytelling)
http://moesky.hubpages.com/hub/Inspirat … orytelling
"Women Who Run with the Wolves" by Clarissa Pinkola Estes
"Les Miserables," by Victor Hugo
These two I have heard of, but never read. Man, I'm gonna be spending the next year in hibernation with a stack of recommended books... Thanks.
I just realized that the question was about non-fiction. "Les Miserables" is a fictional story, but set in a non-fictional society. I suppose that "Women Who Run with the Wolves is non-fiction (about relationships based on archetypes).
The Tongue Book and Angels Book by Charles Capps. They both have given me some inside on how our words can really bring us curses...and the Angel book it has shown me how true it is that God has placed Angels to work in our lives....HUGGIES, LINDA
I've read The Tongue - A Creative Force by Capps and it was really good.
Glad to hear you have read and like it..I would recommend for you to read more of his books, he is such a good writer and if Angels should interest you I highly recommend it too. Thanks for letting me know you liked it and thought it was a good one
A Walk Across America by Peter Jenkins. I first read it in 8th grade. It has stuck with me. It opened my mind to have a spirit of adventure to travel and to explore who I am.
Recently, I read "The 4-Hour Workweek" by Timothy Ferriss. Game changing! It really made me re-consider my career, and I highly recommend it.
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