Mindfulness, Spiritual Growth, and Recovery Books for Adults & Children

I purposefully craft my spirituality and perspective from a combination of fiction, recovery and mindfulness books, scientific research, biographies, and whatever else I might come across that adds to my life and helps me grow. The first section of titles consists of books I have read from when I was 10 years old to the present. The second section consists of picture books I have read to my son; these books have powerful messages for children and adults and demonstrate one or more aspects of the Human Systems Mindfulness Model: awareness, acceptance, compassion, and/or balance. Each title has a link to information about the book on Goodreads.

Books I Love

Fiction & Non-Fiction

2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke

The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron

Being Aware of Being Aware by Rupert Spira

The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu, with Douglas Abrams

Care of the Soul: A Guide for Cultivating Depth and Sacredness in Everyday Life by Thomas Moore

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

The CoDA Book by CoDA

Codependent No More by Melody Beattie

A Course in Miracles by Foundation for Inner Peace

Daring Greatly by Brene Brown

The Disappearance of the Universe by Gary R. Renard

Ender’s Game Trilogy by Orson Scott Card (3 books: Ender’s Game; Speaker for the Dead; Xenocide)

Emergent Strategy – Shaping Change, Changing Worlds by adrienne maree brown

Feeling Good by David M. Burns, MD

Feeling Is the Secret by Neville Goddard

Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

From Here to Eternity by James Jones

How Enlightenment Changes Your Brain: The New Science of Transformation by Andrew Newberg and Mark Robert Waldman

The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell

How to Love by Thich Nhat Hanh

Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl

The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World by Iain McGilchrist

Mindful Dreaming: Harness the Power of Lucid Dreaming for Happiness, Health and Positive Change by Clare R. Johnson, PhD

The Miracle of Mindfulness: An Introduction to the Practice of Meditation by Thich Nhat Hanh

The Neverending Story by Michael Ende

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

One Truth, One Law: I Am, I Create by Erin Werley

The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle

Quantum Healing by Deepak Chopra, M.D.

The Raven Tower by Ann Leckie

A Return to Love by Marianne Williamson

Seveneves by Neal Stephenson

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra, M.D.

The Space Trilogy by C.S. Lewis (3 books)

Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarder

Start Where You Are: A Guide to Compassionate Living by Pema Chodron

The Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu

The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kun

The Untethered Soul by Michael A. Singer

Wrinkle in Time Quintet by Madeleine L’Engle

You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay

The Zen of Recovery by Mel Ash

Picture Books

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