Every day, science is merging with spirituality in new and fascinating ways. I hope you flip through one or more of these awesome works. There’s so much nerdy fun in their pages.
I chose the books in the first section because they inspired me deeply, changed me for the better, and helped me find greater inner peace. The second section features all of the other scientific spiritual books I’ve come across but may not have read yet, or may not be particularly helpful for depression. Let me know what I’ve missed, and I will gratefully update this list.
Click on any title in the first section for my “depression effectiveness rating,” a book description and more. The titles in the second section lead to relevant book and author links.
Best Scientific Spiritual Books for Overcoming Depression:
How God Changes Your Brain: Breakthrough Findings From a Leading Neuroscientist, Andrew B. Newberg and Mark Robert Waldman
Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself, Joe Dispenza
Everything You Need to Know to Feel Go(o)d, Candace Pert
Molecules of Emotion: Why You Feel the Way You Feel, Candace Pert
Other Recommended Scientific Spiritual Books:
You Are the Placebo: Making Your Mind Matter, Joe Dispenza
Evolve Your Brain: The Science of Changing Your Mind, Joe Dispenza
The Honeymoon Effect: The Science of Creating Heaven on Earth, Bruce Lipton
The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter, & Miracles, Bruce Lipton
The Wisdom of Your Cells – How Your Beliefs Control Your Biology, Bruce Lipton
Spontaneous Evolution: Our Positive Future and a Way to Get There from Here, Bruce Lipton and Steve Bhaerman
The Spiritual Brain: Science and Religious Experience, Andrew Newberg
Why God Won’t Go Away: Brain Science and the Biology of Belief, Andrew B. Newberg
Why We Believe What We Believe: Our Biological Need for Meaning, Spirituality, and Truth, Andrew B. Newberg and Mark Robert Waldman
Words Can Change Your Brain: 12 Conversation Strategies to Build Trust, Resolve Conflict, and Increase Intimacy, Andrew B. Newberg and Mark Robert Waldman
The Mystical Mind: Probing the Biology of Religious Experience, Andrew B. Newberg and Eugene G.d’Aquili
The Immortal Mind: Science and the Continuity of Consciousness Beyond the Brain, Ervin Laszlo and Anthony Peake
Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness are the Keys to Understanding the True Nature of the Universe, Robert Lanza and Bob Berman
Return to the Brain of Eden: Restoring the Connection between Neurochemistry and Consciousness, Tony Wright and Graham Gynn
The Quantum Doctor: A Quantum Physicist Explains the Healing Power of Integrative Medicine, Amit Goswami
Secrets of Your Cells: Discovering Your Body’s Inner Intelligence, Sondra Barret
The Physics of Angels: Exploring the Realm Where Science and Spirit Meet, Rupert Sheldrake and Matthew Fox
Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself, Lissa Rankin M.D.
One Mind: How Our Individual Mind Is Part of a Greater Consciousness and Why It Matters, Larry Dossey
The Turning Point: Creating Resilience in a Time of Extremes, Gregg Braden
The God Code: The Secret of our Past, the Promise of our Future, Gregg Braden
The Spontaneous Healing of Belief: Shattering the Paradigm of False Limits, Gregg Braden
The Divine Matrix: Bridging Time, Space, Miracles, and Belief, Gregg Braden
The User Illusion: Cutting Consciousness Down to Size, Tor Nørretranders
How Your Mind Can Heal Your Body, David R. Hamilton
Finally, it happened. After ten years of thinking about it, I attempted, as the Apostle Paul once wrote, to “pray without ceasing”–to communicate in an ongoing way with the Divine.
If you’re interested in my results, get You’re Getting Closer: One Year of Finding God and a Few Good Friends on Amazon.