Books are so crucial to our growth as humans. Reading books allows us to gain knowledge and information from outside perspectives that are harder to get in other places.

Also, if the books we are reading contain stories, we gain empathy. We can put ourselves in a character’s shoes and see what it’s like to be him or her. If the book is well written, we can experience life experiences that we’ve never experienced before. We can see what it’s like to be rich, poor, healthy, sick, fearful, or hopeful. Books open our eyes to more.

With that being said, as a life coach, I love books that contain lessons to help people lead happier, healthier, and more carefree lives.

Here are the top five life coaching books I’ve read that have changed my life, and I know they’ll change yours as well:

Marianne Williamson- A Return To Love: Reflections On The Principles of a Course in Miracles
This book showed me in many different ways how I was living in fear, and it taught me how to remove that fear and live from a place of love. We all need to live from a place of love so we can change the world we’re living in. If you want to learn how to live in your full potential and how to be a light in a dark room, pick this book up.

Gabrielle Bernstein- The Universe Has Your Back: Transform Fear to Faith
This book is an excellent guide on how to go about living your life in the best way possible. It gives great everyday examples of how to surrender to the universe and be led through life instead of trying to be a control freak. This book will put you at ease, make it easier for your dreams to come true, and will teach you to live a more stress-free lifestyle. It’s one of my favorites.

Eckhart Tolle- The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
This book changed my life the first time I read it. This book will teach you to be fully aware of the moment when you’re in it. It will bring a vibrancy to your life that you have never before experienced. If you feel like you’re just living day to day and nothing seems exciting, read this to spice your life up, and watch as you start to see the meaning in everything in life — even the small details.

Herman Hesse- Siddhartha
This is a story about a man trying to reach enlightenment in the time of the Buddha. This is a fantastic book with a lot of useful lessons to reflect on. If you’re on a spiritual journey, this book will be a catalyst for you in the right direction.

Paulo Coelho- The Alchemist
My favorite fiction book of all time. This is the story of a guy who is following his calling. We all have a calling, and it’s scary to attempt to follow it. This book will give you the courage and the know-how to seek out what’s always been inside of you and manifest it in your life.

Bobby Foster- Catch Your Breath: A Guide to Manifesting Your Ideal Life by Transforming Yourself
What can I say? I had to put this guy on the list ?

What are your favorite life changing books? If you’re interested in my life coaching or spoken word performances, give me a call today.