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9 Inspiring Books That Should Be As Famous As "The Secret"

The power of you.

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The Secret is a best-selling self-help book that teaches you how to use the power of your own mind to bring positive changes to your life. If you loved The Secret, but it just wasn't enough for you, below you'll find a list of equally, if not more, inspiring books to devour. While some of these might speak to you, something else might be your jam, so take what works and leave the rest!

1. Creative Visualization: Use the Power of Your Imagination to Create What You Want in Your Life, Shakti Gawain

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What it's about: This book is the Holy Grail of creative visualization books. It explains the basics of visualization in a non-frilly, educational manner and is a great place to start if you're new to the practice.

Promising review: "This book is small but very rich in its content, not a single page of filler. This is the only book on the law of attraction you will ever need. It's very detailed and contains many easy to use meditations and exercises to help you attain your goals." – jsieli


2. The Magic, Rhonda Byrne

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What it's about: A follow up in The Secret series, this book takes you through 28 days of activities to boost your visualization powers. Easy and effective, this book is sure to make you feel inspired.

Promising review: "Bring your perspective into focusing on all that you have right now that is fantastic, and what you think about comes to you. It's fun to do and you may be amazed at how great your life is right now once you start to focus on the good in it. " – Barbara Dennis.

3. The Power Of Now, Eckhart Tolle

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What it's about: Acting as a guide to enlightenment, this book explains the vast benefits of being present.

Promising review: "I am not exaggerating when saying this: This book will truly change your life. This should be required reading for everyone. If that was the case, there definitely would be world peace." – Edward Ramos

4. The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho

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What it's about: This modern day classic uses mysticism, wonder, and wisdom to tell an inspiring story of a young man's journey. Not a classic self-help book, but nonetheless extremely inspiring.

Promising review: "If you are looking for a book that will inspire courage, this is the one. No matter what your dreams, goals, or visions are, the universe will conspire to help you achieve the things you want, regardless of how insurmountable the task seems. You must live the life you truly desire to its fullest extent if you want to look back on a life having worth lived." – Jeff

5. The Power of Kabbalah, Yehuda Berg

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What it's about: At first glance this book is an incredibly concise explanation of Kabbalism. But upon further inspection, it's really a guide for anyone looking to live a more positive life.

Promising review: "This is a very powerful book to read. If you want to make changes in your life and don't know how to do it, this is the book for you. It explains taking the negative to the positive realm. I loved it because it gave me so much confirmation and input on things I am doing now and what I need to do." – Creations of Dreams


6. The Magic of Thinking Big, David J. Schwartz

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What it's about: Practical advice for bringing positivity and visualization in to your work life. This book is no nonsense and all about your career's bottom line.

Promising review: "I love this book. It's an easy read, contains lots of 'Aha!' moments, and is great for tidbits of useful advice and optimism." – Chi

7. Your Illustrated Guide To Becoming One With The Universe, Yumi Sakugawa

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What it's about: This beautifully illustrated book guides you to enlightenment and inner peace in a magical and exciting way.

Promising review: "This book is absolutely fabulous! It's beautiful, light-hearted, humble, down-to-earth, and elegantly simple content that can inspire you even when you're exhausted. Unlike most in-depth traditionally text-oriented books with a similarly toned message, you can soak Yumi's illustrations up in your own unique way. " – Renee Stearns

8. The Power of Positive Thinking, Dr. Norman Vincent Peale

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What it's about: This book uses themes of Christianity to learn to love yourself in new ways that will change your life for the better.

Promising review: "This book will allow you to get closer to God and keep things simple in your life. Thank you! Best is yet to come." – Motivational Bolm

9. The Power of Your Subconscious Mind, Joseph Murphy

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What it's about: This book explains how to use your subconscious mind to make your dreams come true in ways you never thought possible.

Promising review: "This is my favorite book of all time! The author has laid out all information in clear concise points at the end of each chapter. I consider this BOOK AN ABSOLUTE MUST for all adults! I have read it many times and will continue with it for a long time to come! – Rosiejoe