Is there a book that has changed your life or the way you think?

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  1. Sadie14 profile image95
    Sadie14posted 11 years ago

    Is there a book that has changed your life or the way you think?

    There are so many books that are fun the read, but have you read any that have made a big impact on you?

  2. Nell Rose profile image91
    Nell Roseposted 11 years ago

    This was a great question and really made me think. Funnily enough the book that really made me the person that I am today was a childrens book called Time Step, I have no idea who the author was, I was about 7 when I read it. But it captured my imagination to such a degree that as an adult I love Quantum Physics, Time Travel and so on. I had never heard of time travel before, and the girl in the book really made me feel that I wanted to be her. She was staying at an old house and kept seeing 'ghosts' but they weren't ghosts it was actually a time slip, since then my whole bookcase, interest, and tv are nearly always centred around physics, so thats the book that changed me. I often wonder if its still in print?

  3. IDONO profile image60
    IDONOposted 11 years ago

    I grew up with The Bible and was always influential in my life. As far as changing my life, it has to be the "Big Book" of Alcoholics Anonymous.  I have been sober for quite a long time now, and the 164 pages of that book set a blueprint to go by that has given me a complete picture of what has been missing in my life and how to live a happy, fulfilling life without negative consequences. I learned peace and freedom instead of turmoil and the bondage of my addiction.
         What is amazing is that so much of it is NOT about alcohol, but about a way of life that even a person that has never drank, can benefit from. It doesn't teach about life after death. It teaches how to live until death.

  4. sriramapriya profile image68
    sriramapriyaposted 11 years ago

    Thank you for good question Sadie, i changed my life by reading Secret of success which was written by Yandamuri veerendranath.

  5. Sunny River profile image60
    Sunny Riverposted 11 years ago

    "The Screwtape Letters" by C.S. Lewis is the book that will always stay with me. It changed my perspective on good vs. evil and demons vs. angels. It's from a perspective you wouldn't expect and I will never think the same way about them again.

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    Sri Tposted 11 years ago

    The Magic of Believing. That book explained how the power of belief can change any situation. The bible said the same thing, but this book explained why it works. He also suggested using affirmations with repetition to activate the subconscious power. The bible was against repetition in some scriptures and unfortunately that causes many people to quit before they receive their goal.

  7. MickS profile image60
    MickSposted 11 years ago

    I've read many books, but I've never been hit by one.

  8. lorddraven2000 profile image89
    lorddraven2000posted 11 years ago

    Very good question! For me one of the books I think that really changed how I viewed a lot of things was not a particular title but a series called pop culture and philosophy.

  9. SoCurious profile image60
    SoCuriousposted 11 years ago

    So many.  One I read every morning is 100 Ways to Motivate Yourself by Steve Chandler.  His 100 ideas are not motivational expressions but full blown stories that are written for intelligent people.  When I get to #100, I start reading it again.  It makes me jump up and down with motivation every single day.

  10. sunilkunnoth2012 profile image60
    sunilkunnoth2012posted 11 years ago

    Books of Dale Carnegie as well the one titled "You can Win" written by Shiv Khera, an Indian have really helped me to boost up my confidence.

  11. tebo profile image76
    teboposted 11 years ago

    My favourite books are written by Stuart Wilde and of these I really like The Sixth Sense and The 33 steps to the Infinite self.

  12. Billie Kelpin profile image84
    Billie Kelpinposted 11 years ago

    "The Book" by Alan Watts.  I read it in the 70s and my concept of God became wider and deeper. Earlier, when I was 12, I would read the essays in the magazine section of the Milw. Journal which were actually taken from the book, "The Art of Living" by Wilfred Peterson.   The essays now are not as appealing to me as much as before because they are a bit dated, but they left an indelible impression on me and directed my moral compass. There were wonderful quotes in each essay.  For example, in the essay, "The Art of Giving," Perterson writes:  'Emerson said it well, "Rings and jewels are not gifts, but apologies for gifts.  The only true gift is a gift of thyself to others.'"  I used to almost memorize each essay.  (You can get used copies of that book in paperback, but the pages will be yellowed with age:) I do believe those two books influenced my thinking dramatically.


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