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Top 7 Soul Growth Books Read in 2017

This year I managed to read 55 books! This is a record number of books for me in one year. Of course, I loved certain books more than others, and because of that, I narrowed down the list to my seven favourite reads in 2017. Here you will find the books that helped me grow and touched my heart.

The books are in no particular order; each of them has impacted me in their own way. Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means I might earn a small commission if you love something as much as I do… but I only recommend what I actually love myself! 10% of all proceeds on the website are donated to eco-conscious charities to promote a healthy Mother Earth. Thank you for your support, sweet friend!

Top 7 Soul Growth Books Read in 2017

(1) Ghosts Among Us by James Van Praagh

I wish I had this book when I was younger. Ghosts were always a topic that frightened me from a young age. The idea of the unseen scared me. The fact is, I didn’t understand the spiritual dimension, and I didn’t have anyone to point me in the right direction as a child. So I grew up “closing the door” to the spiritual dimension anytime I experienced anything related to ghosts or spirits.

But one day, I knew it was time to learn about it. And you know what, I felt so much better after I learned and began to understand the spiritual dimension more. This book will help you do just that.

“By becoming more aware of ghosts and spirits, we learn that sensing the other dimension around us is not an experience limited to an exclusive group of people, but one available to us all.” – James Van Praagh

This book guides us to become more aware of ghosts and spirits and how that dimension surrounds us. We all can connect with the spiritual dimension.

This book focuses on ghosts, who they are, how they haunt, where they hang out, and how they try to get your attention. Though not all spirits are scary, this book provides protection techniques to protect ourselves from the earthbound ghosts that may be in our environment.

I recommend this book for anyone wanting to learn more about earthbound spirits (aka ghosts).

Related: Earthbound Spirits: 9 things I wish I knew

(2) On Writing by Stephen King

Did you know Stephen King reads an average of 75 books a year? I haven’t quite reached that amount yet. But I do resonate with Stephen King in that to be a writer you need to read a lot.

Reading often allows you to develop your vocabulary and learn different writing styles. And over time, you develop your writing style.

I also really loved his idea of creating a writing space for yourself to keep going back to any time you write.

His book is a memoir on his writing journey; in fact, he’s written over 50 books, so you know he has some good advice for the novice writer. Throughout the book, you will find tips on writing.

I recommend this book for anyone who has a passion for writing.

Related: The Grammar Tool Every Writer Needs

(3) The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer

Upon first reading this book, I almost didn’t think it was for me. But as I kept reading, it began to have a more significant impact on my perception of community and on the art of asking.

This book is a memoir with valuable insights on the importance of receiving and of community. Throughout, the book Amanda also shares her depiction of running and growing her business.

Amanda wrote the book with love. It portrays her truth and authenticity through and through. We are never alone on this journey called life. We should never be afraid to ask for assistance from others. And this book helps you to overcome the fear of asking for help. It also reminds you that every person matter.

I recommend this book to anyone who has a block to receiving and is looking for a new perspective on community.

(4) Nature Spirits, Spirit Guides and Ghosts by Atala Dorothy Toy

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I loved this book! I first heard of it when Amy of Following Hawks had a book giveaway this past summer. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to read this book! It did not disappoint.

The book touches on a myriad of experiences with nature spirits, spirit guides and ghosts. The book is chock full of stories encountering these beings and how to communicate and photograph them.

Atala is a professional interdimensional communicator with so much wisdom to offer the reader. This book assists the reader in expanding their awareness of other worlds and life forms.

I recommend this book to anyone who has an interest in learning about other life forms and dimensions.

(5) The Mystical Life of Jesus by Sylvia Browne

The truth is, I haven’t resonated with many of Sylvia Browne’s books. However, this book is an exception.

For the first time in my life, I feel that Jesus is a lot more relatable. I have a new perspective on his life and religion in general after reading this book.

This book brings to light a lot of information about Jesus’s life that was historically omitted or missing. And though it is but a perspective on his life, and we have no way of knowing all the details of his life here on earth, I found this book to be mind-opening.

I recommend this book to anyone open to learn a different perspective on the life of Jesus Christ

(6) Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

Big Magic was an inspiring and helpful read. It teaches you to get your creativity out into the world, regardless of the outcome.

So often, we procrastinate and put off our ideas. Until one day, we realize those ideas have escaped us. Elizabeth reminds us that there is never a perfect time for you to get your creativity out in the world. Also, don’t hold back for fear that your project isn’t perfect. Just go for it, and see what the outcome is.

You need to keep showing up and getting yourself out there. Not every project or idea we pursue will make it big. But everything we do in life adds up, one by one.

“So this, I believe, is the central question upon which all creative living hinges: Do you have the courage to bring forth the treasures that are hidden within you?” – Elizabeth Gilbert

Our nature is to be creative; it’s essential to do what you naturally feel compelled to do. You can make time for your ideas; whether it’s a half-hour before everyone else in your home wakes up, on your lunch break; before you go to sleep, etc.

I recommend this book to anyone looking for inspiration on creativity, and getting your creations out there into the world

(7) Rising Strong by Brene Brown

Rising Strong is one of those books I’d like to highlight and reference back to over the years. This book crossed my path at the right time when I needed it most.

Brown writes about the importance of vulnerability and authenticity in one’s life. The book reminds you of the importance of feeling your emotions; rumbling with them. Knowing that’s where you are at that moment, and that’s ok. She writes about leaning into the discomfort.

This book is chock full of inspiration and insight on the importance of owning our stories and having the power to write a daring new ending.

“Rising strong after a fall is how we cultivate wholeheartedness in our lives; it’s the process that teaches us the most about who we are.” -Brene Brown

I recommend this book to anyone looking to see their current situation from a new perspective and move forward with their lives.

Related: Top 5 Spiritual Books I Read in 2016

So there you have my top seven favourite books from 2017. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

Searching for more books? Check out my all-time favourite books inside the Book Realm >>

Happy Reading!

With Love,

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