Best of the Best: My Favorite Spiritual Books for Overcoming Depression

Best of the Best: My Favorite Spiritual Books for Overcoming Depression

Okay, so these aren’t the expected choices. They’re not all classics or best sellers, or even the most substantial, information-heavy works. But I stand by my selections in this list. They’re the spirituality books I liked the most. The most inspiring, the most fun to read–and the most helpful, too.

A list this important is, of course, a work in progress; check back on the Blog page for additions as well as for expanded notes on those that follow.

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 of the Best: My Favorite Spiritual Books for Overcoming Depression

The Art of Presence, Eckhart Tolle
Through the Open Door, Eckhart Tolle
Finding Your Life’s Purpose, Eckhart Tolle
The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment, Eckhart Tolle
A New Earth, Eckhart Tolle
Guardians of Being, Eckhart Tolle
Practicing the Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle
Stillness Speaks, Eckhart Tolle
Oneness With All Life, Eckhart Tolle
The Flowering of Human Consciousness: Everyone’s Life Purpose, Eckhart Tolle
Practicing Presence: A Guide for the Spiritual Teacher and Health Practitioner, Eckhart Tolle
Eckhart Tolle’s Findhorn Retreat: Stillness Amidst The World, Eckhart Tolle
The Doorway into Now, Eckhart Tolle
The Work of Byron Katie: An Introduction, Byron Katie
Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life, Byron Katie and Stephen Mitchell
I Need Your Love – Is That True?: How to Stop Seeking Love, Approval, and Appreciation and Start Finding Them, Byron Katie and Michael Katz
A Thousand Names for Joy: Living in Harmony with the Way Things Are, Byron Katie and Stephen Mitchell
Your Inner Awakening: The Work of Byron Katie: Four Questions That Will Transform Your Life, Byron Katie
Question Your Thinking, Change The World: Quotations from Byron Katie, Byron Katie
Who Would You Be Without Your Story?: Dialogues with Byron Katie, Byron Katie
Friendly Universe: Sayings to Inspire and Challenge You, Byron Katie
The Truth Behind Addiction, Byron Katie
On Work and Money, Byron Katie and Stephen Mitchell
Abuse: What Forgiveness Really Looks Like, Byron Katie
Loving What Is: 52 Meditations on Reality, Byron Katie
Parents Meet Their Children Through The Work, Byron Katie
Inner Work: A Journal for Self-discovery Through The Work of Byron Katie, Byron Katie
Conversations with God, Part One, Neale Donald Walsch
Conversations with God, Part Two, Neale Donald Walsch
Conversations with God, Part Three, Neale Donald Walsch
Seth Speaks: The Eternal Validity of the Soul, Jane Roberts and Seth
The Magical Approach: Seth Speaks About the Art of Creative Living, Jane Roberts and Seth
Don’t Think Like a Human: Channelled Answers to Basic Questions, Kryon Book Two, Lee Carroll and Kryon
100 Daily Messages for Expanding Consciousness, 100 Daily Messages Volume One, Leta Hamilton and Archangel Michael
100 Daily Messages for Abundance, Enough-ness and Prosperity, 100 Daily Messages Volume Two, Leta Hamilton and Archangel Michael
100 Daily Messages for the Dimensions, Realms of Existence and Planes of Experience, 100 Daily Messages Volume Three, Leta Hamilton and Archangel Michael
100 Daily Messages for No-Mind, Mind-Mastery and Heart-Mind, 100 Daily Messages Volume Four, Leta Hamilton and Archangel Michael
Ask and It Is Given: Learning to Manifest Your Desires, Esther Hicks, Jerry Hicks and Abraham
How God Changes Your Brain: Breakthrough Findings From a Leading Neuroscientist, Andrew B. Newberg
Everything You Need to Know to Feel Go(o)d, Candace Pert
Molecules of Emotion: Why You Feel the Way You Feel, Candace Pert
Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself, Joe Dispenza
Dying to Be Me, Anita Moorjani
Autobiography of a Yogi, Paramahansa Yogananda
The Search For Grace: A Documented Case of Murder and Reincarnation, Bruce Goldberg
Zero Limits: The Secret Hawaiian System for Wealth, Health, Peace, and More, Joe Vitale
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
Many Lives, Many Masters: The True Story of a Prominent Psychiatrist, His Young Patient, and the Past-Life Therapy That Changed Both Their Lives, Brian Weiss
Meditation Without Gurus, Clark Strand
Ten Percent Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works–A True Story, Dan Harris
The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation, Thich Nhat Hanh
Whatever Arises, Love That, Matt Kahn
Beginning Your Love Revolution, Matt Kahn
Fringeology: How I Tried to Explain Away the Unexplainable–and Couldn’t, Steve Volk
The User Illusion: Cutting Consciousness Down to Size, Tor Nørretranders
Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self, Robert Waggoner
A Field Guide to Lucid Dreaming, Dylan Tuccillo, Jared Zeizel and Thomas Peisel
The Child Whisperer, The Ultimate Handbook for Raising Happy, Successful, and Cooperative Children, Carol Tuttle
The Shack, William Young
Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife, Eben Alexander
Learning to Eat Along the Way, Margaret Bendet


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