A well-chosen book can be a companion and a guide on our journey through life, inspiring us and encouraging us on the way.
A great book can also give us practical recommendations that can change how we see ourselves and the world around us.
If you are looking for some inspirational books to help you find your life’s purpose and live it out, then here are some top recommendations to get you started.
Inspiration for your journey
Reading about someone else’s journey of inner discovery can help us navigate our own.
Sometimes we need a little inspiration to broaden our sense of what is possible in life or to help us find a new path when things don’t seem to be going our way.
Here are some top picks of inspirational memoirs that will take you on a journey that might just transform your own.
Books that inspire
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho – inspiration can come in the form of fiction too and there is no better place to start that with the spiritual wisdom of The Alchemist.
The Wild Silence by Raynor Winn – After losing her home, her income and her husband receiving a devastating medical diagnosis Raynor and her husband begin a coastal walk that will teach then who they really are along the way. A beautiful and thought provoking read.
Books to find your purpose
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert – a classic book following the author on her round the world travels as she rediscovers her own identity in the wake of her divorce. Packed with inspiration for healing our wounds and finding ourselves again.
The Girl who Smiled Beads by Clemantine Wamariya – An inspiring story of a girl who fled civil war and travelled across the world to find safety. This story will open your eyes to what it means to create a new story and how to find the courage and strength to pursue your purpose, whatever your circumstances.
Books about changes in life
The Power of Understanding Yourself by Dave Mitchell – This book is a powerful exploration of the deep processes at work in our mind and how this affects how we see ourselves. Full of practical exercises to help you move forwards and bring change in your life.
Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before by Dr Julie Smith – written by a therapist, this book will change the way you relate to yourself helping you to challenge unhelpful patterns in your past and find a better way for the future.
Untamed- Stop pleasing, Start living by Glennon Doyle – Untamed explores the question ‘Who were you before the world told you who to be?’ Part memoir, part practical guide this wisdom packed book will lead you towards a bolder, more courageous life.
Find yourself and live with purpose
Once we are feeling inspired, sometimes we all need a step-by-step guide to help us make the changes in our life that we know we need to make.
We all need to draw from the support and wisdom of others, particularly when we are thinking about our life and how best to live it.
Consider these books like a hand to hold, to guide you on the journey of finding yourself and living out your dreams. Whether you are reaching for an inspiring memoir or a practical guide to help you put your goals into action, these recommendations will support you to find the deepest and truest version of yourself, to discover your goals and make them happen.