15 Best Spirituality Books You Should Read


Spirituality has been widely marketed these days and this is against the concept of it! But there still exist some texts which comprise of pure spiritual wisdom which would help you realize your true self and be in harmony with your soul. Let’s dive in the space of enlightment with the best spirituality books on our planet.


Bhagavad Gita

If you still thought that this book is a mythological or religious book, you're wrong! It is the purest collection of spiritual teachings. It can be said that a person's true spiritual pursuit has to end and begin at this book!

The Power of Now

Whenever someone switches off air conditioning in your room you might have felt a strange sense of comfort. If you are very observant, you might figure out that a subtle humming sound is no longer there. This void is the cause of your comfort. Sometimes you wonder why extremely small entities of nature like a droplet on a plant leaf, a flower, a reflection of the moon in a water body, a distant mountain blurred by clouds make you very content and free. Eckhart Tolle answers this in his bestselling book.

This is another spiritually influential book by Eckhart Tolle. He has been praised by many well-known people. As the famous comedian-actor Jim Carrey had once said-"I would do anything to be anywhere in the vicinity of Eckhart Tolle." Unlike The Power of Now which is entirely in a question-answer format, it has ancient Zen stories which makes it both interesting and enlightening.

The Alchemist

"When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it." How can we possibly forget this philosophy which has been used again and again  in the world of movies, motivational speeches etc. The Alchemist has numerous other teachings which could make your world feel a little lighter and brighter! This book can be regarded as a medium to get interested in the dimension of spirituality.

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A Course in Miracles

A Course in Miracles is considered to be the most practical and useful book on spirituality. Many spiritual leaders and writers mention it often. The writer Helen Schucman believed that her inner voice, Jesus guided her writing. It is truly a course as it comprises of a workbook and manual too along with the text!

This book by a Western-born spiritual teacher, Ram Dass covers the most basic and the most important concept of spirituality- 'The Importance of the Present'. As the title suggests, its content would help the reader to understand presence and conscience. It also consists of teachings on yoga and meditation, the two chief hopes for the humanity to calm down the chaos.

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success

This gem by Deepak Chopra is a 1.5-hour read at max but can instill a lot of positive energy in your mind. There has been a long prevailing need to understand the effect of spirituality on our productivity. This is highly recommended for busy people who would like to implement spiritualism in their work and in general, in their lives.

The Celestine Prophecy

This is a narrative of a person undergoing a spiritual transformation. This book discusses the spirituality associated with various Eastern traditions and has been followed by a series of books on spirituality. There also exists an analysis of the philosophies of people regarding nature, which can be regarded as a great food for thought post-reading!

Jonathan Livingston Seagull

It is a story of a seagull learning about the various aspects of life. Self-perfection of the readers is something what this book covertly aims. This book is really beautiful if one can understand the analogies.

I Am That

This book is a compilation of spiritual preachings of Nisargadatta Maharaj and it has been recognized by world's most famous spiritual leaders like Eckhart Tolle, Deepak Chopra etc. The speeches were actually in Marathi but was translated to English by Maurice Frydman. Must read for anyone who is curious about non-dualism.

Way of The Peaceful Warrior

This book is a beautiful amalgamation of fiction and autobiography. It is indeed true that our utopian world is based on reality and built by our mind-created fiction! A delight for people who strive to relate spirituality with their own lives.

The Secret

This book has been featured twice in the Oprah Winfrey show and is more of an inspirational book. The foundation of this book is positive thinking, an immensely underrated practice in the present world.

Creative Visualizations

It is a book based on the power of imagination. It answers some interesting questions like 'How can we use our imagination to bring about a positive change?' Creative Visualizations has affirmed that the source of creativity is the divine void, a classical term for spirituality.

The Five People You Meet in Heaven

This is a story of a maintenance man, Eddie's life and beyond (literally!). Eddie meets various people and understands what really goodness means. Delivering a spiritual message via a work of fiction is tricky but Mitch Albom has successfully done so.

Eat Pray Love

This book is a self-help travelogue written by the author while overcoming a huge emotional turmoil in her life. The name is very indicative of the content as the author enjoys and 'Eats' great food in Italy, 'Prays' to discover her spirituality in India and eventually finds 'Love' in Indonesia!


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