My Favorite Spiritual Books

Inspiring Books

These are the reads that just take me completely away, yet still contain the feel-good messages for my soul.

I am calling this fantasy, but it might include what some consider sci-fi-I will include these all here. These are the reads that just take me completely away, yet still contain the feel-good messages for my soul. I can get lost in these, but am still connected if that makes sense. As always, my hopes are with your hopes and dreams. Enjoy!

The Lord of the Rings

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien I don’t think I need any introduction here; I have read and read these since I was a child. Read them again, if you haven’t! There is a lot of love & hope, faith & trust here…
The Pilgrims Progress" by John Bunyan,

The Chronicles of Narnia

The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis. I read these back in the ’70s, and still adore them today. I’m not too much a fan of the movies though. These are deep, thoughtful, and contemplative. One of my favorite writers of all time.

Journeys to the end of the world, fantastic creatures, and epic battles between good and evil—what more could any reader ask for in one book? The book that has it all is The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, written in 1949 by Clive Staples Lewis. But Lewis did not stop there. Six more books followed, and together they became known as The Chronicles of Narnia.

The Chronicles of Narnia

Harry Potter

Harry Potter: The Complete Series by J. K. Rowlings is one of the best modern-day tales of overcoming adversity, love, and friendship, trust, and faith I have read. It amazes me that some people think only of witchcraft and dismisses it as evil. Unfortunate, these are well-written and thoughtful-classic good vs. evil. Love them all!
Harry Potter

The Nevermoor Series

“The Nevermoor Series” by Jessica Townsend is a delightful and magical tale in the genre of Harry Potter. This work is not complete yet, the are at least three more coming, maybe more! Whimsical, exciting, full of new creatures and worlds, it is the tale of one little girl born on the worst possible day and blamed because of it for all of the worst possible things to happen. These are for anyone who has ever been the scapegoat, the black-sheep, or made to feel less than.
The Nevermoor Series

Faerie Knitting

“Faerie Knitting” by Alice Hoffman & Lisa Hoffman is a magical melding of words and yarn where the ordinary is turned into the extraordinary and where imagination becomes creation. Featuring fourteen original fairy tales, Faerie Knitting is an entrancing collection of stories of love and loss, trust and perseverance. Seamlessly woven into the plot of each tale is a magical garment or accessory inspired by the bravery and self-reliance of the tale’s heroine and brought to life through an imaginative and bespoke knit pattern.
Faerie Knitting

The Dark Tower Series

“The Dark Tower Books” by Stephen King is an eight book series a “gunslinger” and his quest toward a tower, the nature of which is both physical and metaphorical. Their world is said to have “moved on”, and it appears to be coming apart at the seams. Mighty nations have been torn apart by war, entire cities and regions vanish without a trace and time does not flow in an orderly fashion. Apocalyptic, mesmerizing, with dark undertones of our own society, this is a gripping good vs. evil classic.
The Dark Tower Series

The Little Prince

“The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry was written in 1943 Gorgeous classic about friendship, love, and life. Antoine, a reconnaissance pilot, and his wife fled war-torn France to the United States in 1940. Devastated by the loss of his home and the horrors of the war, he began writing “The Little Prince”- a boy who fell from an asteroid and befriended by a pilot, who was separated from his love, the Rose, in his home. After completion of the story, Antoine returned to the skies on a mission for Algiers and was never seen again. Beautifully written and illustrated, a must-read for all ages.
The Little Prince

The Last Unicorn

“The Last Unicorn” by Peter S. Beagle. “The unicorn lived in a lilac wood, and she lived all alone. So she ventured out from the safety of the enchanted forest on a quest for others of her kind. Joined along the way by the bumbling magician Schmendrick and the indomitable Molly Grue, the unicorn learns all about the joys and sorrows of life and love before meeting her destiny in the castle of a despondent monarch—and confronting the creature that would drive her kind to extinction.” This is a classic and beautifully written tale- share with those you dare to love deeply.
The Last Unicorn

Jonathan Livingston Seagull

“Jonathan Livingston Seagull” by Richard Bach is a fable in novella form about a seagull who is trying to learn about life and flight, and a homily about self-perfection. Jonathan Livingston Seagull is a simple story with a profound message. The message is that we can all be so much more than we believe, or are given to believe. That God – or fortune, if you wish – is on the side of the bold, the adventurous, and the free in spirit.
Jonathan Livingston Seagull

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