18 Top Spiritual Books To Read When You’re Mentally Exhausted

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The other day I was watching Marie Claire’s Shelf Portrait– the show where celebrities and famous bookworms talk about books and give the tour of their massive libraries with the latest episode featuring singer and songwriter Alanis Morisette. She describes how reading spiritual books changed her life. That’s  kind of how it occurred to me that I haven’t really read that many spiritual awakening books or books that help change our mindset on life in general.

So I picked up “The four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz”, a few days later to give it a go. The book focuses on the four agreements that we as human beings should follow. Although it doesn’t dive deep into topics such as meditations of spiritual awakening, I indeed felt it was a beautiful book to get started if you’re on a journey to reading spiritual books. 

If you are someone who wants to involve books that help you practise spirituality and mindfulness to fulfil the soul, this post is for you.

This post contains the best books about practising spiritually, some examples of spiritual well being and books that teach you ways to express spirituality in our daily life!

Benefits of reading spiritual books

Reading ‘spiritual awakening’ books help you to love yourself more, to be able to cope with any situation. To be resilient and positive in any circumstances and boost overall mental and physical health. 

Best way to get the most out of spiritual Books

As these spiritual books are often written by the experts in the field, they are packed with expansive and encyclopaedic knowledge. So it would be a good idea to make a note of these spiritual teachings and refer to them as many times as possible.  I also recommend browsing a few spirituality and consciousness websites that help you understand a lot more about mindfulness and spiritual energy.

Best spiritual websites: 

Along with books there are many websites that will help you practise spirituality, and inspire you to lead a spiritual and mindful life. Here are a few of them!

From the website-Our mission at Learn Religions is to help you explore the practices of your own faith, understand your neighbor’s beliefs, and familiarize yourself with the world’s major religions — regardless of your own spiritual background.

Stoicism & Philosophy to personal growth and productivity, this website offers you so much to enhance your life.  

DailyOM was founded in 2004 by Madisyn Taylor and Scott Blum, in order to bring the world together by offering messages of consciousness and awareness to people of all walks of life.

Zen Buddhist priest and author, James Ishmael Ford addresses different aspects of religion, spirituality and life!

From the website– founded by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, is devoted to resources for spiritual journeys. The site’s name reflects a basic understanding: spirituality and practice are the two places where all the world’s religions and spiritual paths come together. While respecting the differences among traditions, we celebrate what they share in common.

Best Spiritual Books to Read

Metahuman-Unleashing your infinite potential by Deepak Chopra

The book goes exploring the realms beyond your wildest imaginations. The author describes certain ways for unlocking our consciousness and becoming “Meta Human”. Chopra teaches us some of the techniques to transform our potential to the highest level possible. 

Kindfulness by Ajahn brahm

British Buddhist- Ajahn Brahm describes how kindness is the new form of meditation can be paired along with mindfulness.  Brahm’s clear, concise way of writing style adds a unique charm to this little book on meditation. This easy to follow little book is perfect to read before bed. 

A new earth: Awakening to your life’s purpose by Eckhart Tolle

An insightful book that gives an extensive way to bring a transition in the human consciousness. It helps us to realize how we can create happiness from within rather than depending on material things. By emphasizing on the importance of living in the present, the author imparts ways to evaluate ourselves for a better change.

The book of joy: Lasting happiness in a changing world – Dalai lama X1V,Desmond tutu, Douglas Carlton Abrams

The two Nobel Peace prize Laureates and world renowned spiritual leaders discusses the challenges of living a joyful life. The book gives us practical guidance on how to cope with emotions like fear, anger & hatred that exist both internally & externally.  

The power of now: A guide to spiritual enlightenment- Eckhart tolle

If you are dealing with depression and anxiety, read this book now!! The power of now stresses the importance of being aware of the ‘present moment’. The book takes us on a spiritual journey to find the ultimate purpose of one’s life.   

The way of the superior man: A spiritual guide to mastering the challenges of women, work, and sexual desires- David Deida

As the title says, the book pays more attention to the male members of the society who had to face numerous challenges in career, family and relationships! Deida unfolds several useful ways for men to be authentic in his life and guides him to lead a successful life by overcoming all his issues.

The untethered soul: The journey beyond yourself – Michael A.Singer

If you are an avid spiritual learner this book would resonate with you on so many levels. Singer explains the extraordinary ways to deal with the inner dialogues and raising the energy to refine our lives. A simple book that will transform the life of yours and the people around you!

Here All Along: Finding meaning, spirituality, & a deeper connection to life in judaism – Sarah Hurwitz

Hurwitz shared the insights she discovered on everything from Jewish holidays, ethics & prayer to Jewish conceptions of God, death & social justice. This book is an account of the journey of her learning & growth and life as a whole. A definite eye opener for non Jewish.

The peace of the spirit within: A guide to transform your life- Belzebuub

A must-read book for those who follow the path of spirituality and self-discovery. The author implies numerous ways to gain ultimate happiness and peace with explicit instructions to transform your life. 

Imprints: The evidence our lives leave behind – Patrick Gray & Justin Skeesuck

This book portrays the truth that the legacy we leave behind is built on whom we were & how we lived our lives. It even reminds us the impacts of our words & actions in the world do matter.

Becoming Supernatural: How common people are doing the uncommon by Dr. Joe Dispenza 

Essentially the book focuses on the power of self belief, preserving the permanent state of gratitude & reprogramming our minds to the new coherence. The author also teaches how to do coherence meditation that will help you create an incredible sense of calm. 

Love is the way: holding on to hope in troubling times by Michael B.Curry

In the time of hatred, cruelty and anger, this book is the ray of hope. Bishop Michael Curry’s book is filled with hope and full of love. Whether you are following any religion or not the beautiful stories inside this book would definitely lift up your soul!

The gift: 12 lessons to save your life- Edith Eger

The New York Times bestselling author, Edith Eger in his new book encourages us to leave the awful thoughts of the past that holds us back from creating a better future. Eger cites examples from her own life as  a holocaust survivor of Auschwitz. This book is a great reminder to enjoy our lives to the fullest. 

Awakening inner guru by Banani Ray & Amit Ray

An inspiring book that awakens our inner self by making us realize our potential, wisdom, beauty and strength within ourselves. The book imparts the guides to train our mind on how to deal with tough situations and also the steps to defeat them in a more convenient way.

I am that: Talks with Sri Nisargadatta- Nisargadatta Maharaj

The book contains the teachings of Sri Nisargatta, a Hindu spiritual teacher. Mostly written in a question-answer format which clears all the questions regarding the spiritual quest. Nisargatta concentrated more on ending the human sufferings by guiding us to the spiritual enlightenment.

Emotional intelligence: why it can matter more than IQ by Daniel Goleman

The book provides an insight on the various issues that we are suffering as a human being and imparts several ways to control and deal with our emotions. This book would helps you understand how we can be emotionally intelligent.

The road less travelled: A new psychology of love, traditional values and spiritual growth by M. Scott Peck

The book explains how we can achieve fullness in life. It also shows the nature of loving relationships and how to remain true to ourselves. The author advises us that one needs to identify the problems in life in order to solve the problems and take control of one’s life. 

Anatomy of the spirits: The seven stages of power and healing by Caroline Myss

The author elaborates the seven steps that we have to pass in order to attain spiritual power . It also conveys the importance of the various spiritual traditions. This book will definitely help you to gain the spiritual maturity you always wanted

Time for your action

Have you read any Spiritual books yet? What non fiction book you want to read in 2021 other than spirituality, let me know

Always curious to hear from you,


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