The world needs more spirituality memoirs. Many more. And as long as it keeps providing them, I’ll keep reading them–and updating this list.
Here are my favorites so far. Click on the titles to see relevant links and notes.
Best Spirituality Memoirs
Autobiography of A Yogi, Paramahansa Yogananda
Zero Limits: The Secret Hawaiian System for Wealth, Health, Peace, and More, Joe Vitale
Surprised by Joy, C.S. Lewis
Eat Pray Love, Elizabeth Gilbert
Sex, Drugs and Meditation: How One Woman Changed Her Life, Saved Her Job and Found a Husband, Mary-Lou Stephens
My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey, Jill Bolte Taylor
Medicine Dance: One Woman’s Healing Journey into the World of Native American Sweatlodges, Drumming Meditations and Dance Fasts, Marsha Scarbrough
Walking Home: A Pilgrimage from Humbled to Healed, Sonia Choquette
The Yoga Stripper: A Las Vegas Memoir of Sex, Drugs and Namaste, Laila Lucent
Meditations of a Modern Mystic, Maurine Doerken
Learning to Breathe: My Yearlong Quest to Bring Calm to My Life, Priscilla Warner
The Buddha and the Borderline: My Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder through Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Buddhism and Online Dating, Kiera Van Gelder
Bending God: A Memoir, Eric Robison
From Brooklyn to Benares and Back: A Spiritual Memoir, Dada Vedaprajinananda
On the Edge: Living with an Enlightened Master, Yoga Punya
I: A Meditation and a Memoir, Wiz Ji
Grief, Meth, Addiction, God & Zen: A 45 Year Old Man’s Journey With Death, Reality & Recovery, David Carlyle and Cynthia Sharp
Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage, Elizabeth Gilbert
Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers,
And a few more spirituality memoirs to recommend: my own.
Get You’re Getting Closer: One Year of Finding God and a Few Good Friends and The Power of Acceptance: One Year of Mindfulness and Meditation for an uplifting price on Amazon.
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