Recommended Reading

This is a list of the books that have most inspired, uplifted, taught, tickled and awakened me. Reading these books have been special experiences for me in some way or another. I hope you find something special for you as well. They’re listed in alphabetical order by book title.


A Woman’s Worth by Marianne Williamson
This book is a MUST read for EVERY woman on the planet! It is that special! It inspires, uplifts, empowers, and honors all women. I just can’t say enough about it.

A brief excerpt:

“Joy is our goal, our destiny. We cannot know who we are except in joy. Not knowing joy, we do not know ourselves. When we are without joy, we grope in the dark. When we are centered in joy, we attain our wisdom. A joyful woman, by merely being, says it all. The world is terrified of joyful women. Make a stand. Be one anyway.”


Ask and It Is Given, Learning to Manifest Your Desires by Esther and Jerry Hicks
One of the best books on manifesting that I’ve read.

A brief excerpt:

“In the same way that sculptors mold clay into the creation that pleases them, you create by molding Energy. You mold it through your power of focus – by thinking about things, remembering things, and imagining things. You focus the energy when you speak, when you write, when you listen, when you are silent, when you remember, and when you imagine – you focus it through the projection of thought.”


Enchanted Love, The Mystical Power of Intimate Relationships by Marianne Williamson

A brief excerpt:

“God gives us new eyes, new ears, new hearts, and new minds. And we need them if we are to learn to truly love. The body’s eyes show us wonderful things, from paintings to bodies to children to nature. But they are also vulnerable to the tricks of maya, the ghostly dance which makes up the kaleidoscope of the physical world. Another world, to which God delivers us, awaits us on the other side of our illusions. Enchanted love will take us there.”

Gooberz by Linda Goodman
This whole book is written in a combination of poetry and prose and is the love story of all love stories. It’s not just a book – it’s an experience.

A brief excerpt:

“my twin soul and I .. walked hand-in-hand
on the painful path of evolving & learning – and shared
the burning .. of the terrible agonies of growing
but also shared the unspeakable ecstasies of knowing

and comforted each other through our pain
.. as one little star”


Mastery of Love, The – A Practical Guide to the Art of Relationship by Don Miguel Ruiz
This book is a wonderful eye-opener to the true causes of pain & disharmony in our relationships.

A brief excerpt:

“Every relationship in your life can be healed, every relationship can be wonderful, but it’s always going to begin with you. You need to have the courage to use the truth, to talk to yourself with the truth, to be completely honest with yourself. Perhaps you don’t have to be honest with the whole world, but you can be honest with yourself. Perhaps you cannot control what is going to happen around you, but you can control your own reactions. Those reactions are going to guide the dream of your life, your personal dream. It’s your reactions that make you so unhappy or make you so happy.”


One Heartbeat Away, Your Journey Into Eternity by Mark Cahill
Down to Earth, eye-opening, intelligent… these are attributes this book carries as Mark clearly defines that there is evidence of a Creator, that the Bible is written by this Creator and that the Bible has been proven true via hundreds of fulfilled prophecy. And it is a very entertaining read to boot, because Mark loves what he does. I will say, however, it’s a bit evangelistic in nature but if that type of thing doesn’t bother you, then you might enjoy it. I almost put it down because of that but the content kept me reading. It truly is a memorable book, to say the least.


The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
This book tells you how to be in the moment. Many times I’ve had to stop and reflect, absorb and integrate what I’d just read.

A brief excerpt:

“Waiting is a state of mind. Basically, it means that you want the future; you don’t want the present. You don’t want what you’ve got, and you want what you haven’t got. With every kind of waiting, you unconsciously create inner conflict between your here and now, where you don’t want to be, and the projected future, where you want to be. This greatly reduces the quality of your life by making you lose the present.”


Star Signs by Linda Goodman
This book is very special to me because it was one of the very first I read early on in my journey of spiritual discovery. Covering topics such as déjà vu, numerology, astrology, colors and the aura, and one of my favorites – lexigrams! Lexigrams is the art of finding hidden meanings in words (or names) by using anagrams (rearranging the letters to form new words) and arranging the new words into sentences or segments that reveal truths about the initial word. Examples: within the word “moonlight”, you find the words “silver gloom”. Within the words “weird nightmares”, you’ll find the words, “withering dreams”.


Walking Between the Worlds, The Science of Compassion by Gregg Braden
I think this man is *brilliant*. Gregg writes “Two thousand year old texts remind us that compassion is an accessible state of awareness determining the quality of our well being.” I love a book that I have to keep pausing during just to absorb the many epiphany’s it triggers. I had a couple just from reading this book’s Glossary (I have odd reading habits). He’s got a new one out on conscious creating – one of my favorite topics – that I can’t wait to read! Seems to be a hot topic lately!


All books by Kahlil Gibran
This is one of my most favorite writers and poets. This book, The Collected Works, contains several of his celebrated books including The Prophet.

A brief excerpt from Tears and Laughter:

“I would not exchange the laughter of my heart for the fortunes of the multitudes; nor would I be content with converting my tears, invited by my agonized self, into calm. Is is my fervent hope that my whole life on this earth will ever be tears and laughter.”


Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach
This was the first book I read of Richard Bach’s, moving on to Illusions and then A Gift of Wings. These three wonderful books are wisdom gems, incorporating his knowledge and love of flying combined with spiritual truths and his personal experiences in such a way that brings the reader into the experience where you are feeling it with him. Then there was The Bridge Across Forever and One, his love story with Leslie, his one True Love. *sigh* What can I say? I’m a sucker for a good, real love story! He’s got another that’s sitting on my night stand waiting to be read.
Other books that have enriched my patch include the Conversations With God series by Neal Donald Walsh, the Kryon series, all books by Solara (11:11 – Inside the Doorway, The Star-Borne, EL*AN*RA – The Healing of Orion, etc.).
I’m always expanding and enriching my personal library. As I discover treasured readings that enhance my path, I will add them to this page. For now, I hope this list enriches yours! Namaste, ~Brenda

I know every book of mine by its smell, and I have but to put my nose between the pages to be reminded of all sorts of things. George Robert Gissing

1 Comment

  1. Paul
    Sep 25, 2013

    {I found your wonderful website looking under “Wishing well”…} May I also recommend ?: “No Storm Lasts Forever”, by ([retired] Cardiologist, Dr. Terry Gordon; about his personal journey to Spirituality and Enlightenment through the family experiences with their Quadraplegic son…

    Namaste !