Tuesday, September 4, 2012

What Are The Great Inspirational Books To Read And Learn From?

By Esperanza Galloway

Where should a list of great inspirational books to read begin? There are so many classic stories, inspiring self-help books and biographies from motivating figures throughout history that help people to get through problems and inspire them to achieve things. Texts about spirituality, like the Bible, also provide reader with inspiration, and philosophical writing can also be a source of insight.

Stories are often cited as the greatest sources of influence on people's lives. They can be an inspiration for great social change, like Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, which explores important themes like class, race and youth. The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger is another story that touches on youth. This story of an isolated and frustrated teenager has been an inspiration for generations of young people.

Biographies work in a very similar way to the narrative form that Salinger uses in The Catcher in the Rye. They give you the writer's voice and put you in the writer's head. If the writer is an inspirational person or someone with an inspirational story, this form of writing can be very powerful.

An example of this can be found in The Diary of Ann Frank. The diary was never intended for publication but many people are thankful that it was published. To this day, it touches readers with its tales of the horrors people battled through during the Holocaust.

People find solace in all sorts of books, but more so in those that directly affect the situation they find themselves in. That's never truer than with relationship worries. Women having trouble with their relationships might find the answer to some of their question in He's Just Not That Into You by Greg Behrendt. Married couples may gain insight through texts like The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John Gottman and Nan Silver.

Religious texts like The Bible also provide guidance and support. They are responsible for changes in the way people act and think and many people not only find inspiration from them but also find the answers to their life. If you are not religious perhaps works like On the Origin of Species by Charles Darwin could provide inspiration.

Great inspirational books to read can also be on whatever subject means the most to you. Topics like sports and entertainment can be great sources of encouragement, so you can enjoy reading and also be inspired. Reading should be fun, but if you can learn and be inspired, then you will get the most out of it.

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