The following is a list of books on spirituality presented in a way consistent with the teachings of many of the classic addiction treatment modalities. We hope these recommendations can help deepen and expand the concepts as you currently understand them.
The Sermon on the Mount
Enjoyed by 12-step communities far and wide, Emmet Fox’s classic take on the Sermon on the Mount is a simple, yet profound guide on spiritual principles.
With clear insights, Fox breaks down Jesus’s teachings to present them as a roadmap for personal growth and a deeper understanding of life’s purpose.
This book helps us find solace and direction, emphasizing the timeless nature of spiritual wisdom.
For those in search of spiritual clarity and guidance, it offers a way to integrate these teachings into everyday life.
“Your heart’s desire is the voice of God, and that voice must be obeyed sooner or later.”
- Original Date of Publication: 1938
- Author: Emmet Fox
- Number of Pages: 192 pages
Power vs. Force
Diving deep into the concepts of human consciousness, “Power vs. Force” brings clarity to the often blurry line between true power and mere force.
Hawkins uses an interesting mix of science and spirituality to explain how our emotions, thoughts, and actions resonate at certain frequencies.
By understanding these levels, readers can elevate their own consciousness and align more with genuine power—inner strength and positive change—rather than mere force.
It’s a great read for those of us yearning to grasp the spiritual dimensions of human behavior.
“Simple kindness to one’s self and all that lives is the most powerful transformational force of all.”
- Original Date of Publication: 1995
- Authors: David Hawkins
- Number of Pages: 414
Healing and Recovery
Following the perspective shifting intro to human consciousness in “Power vs. Force”, “Healing and Recovery” takes another step forward with these ideas.
Hawkins offers practical tools and techniques for those on the path of personal growth and healing.
Specifically, this book sheds light on the intersection of health, emotions, and spirituality.
By diving into the inner workings of various ailments and the potential for recovery, it becomes clear how genuine power, discovered in the previous book, can lead to profound healing in this one.
A must-read for those seeking spiritual clarity in health and wellness.
“Healing frequently occurs as a byproduct of spiritual awareness.”
- Original Date of Publication: 2003
- Author: David R. Hawkins
- Number of Pages: 500
Return to Love
A beacon of hope in a world often dominated by fear, Marianne Williamson’s “Return to Love” shines a light on the undeniable potential of love.
Going into personal anecdotes and spiritual reflections, the book emphasizes that anchoring ourselves in love can lead to profound internal growth and pave the way for a more harmonious interaction with the world around us.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.”
- Original Date of Publication: 1992
- Author: Marianne Williamson
- Number of Pages: 308
A New Earth
Delving deep into spiritual awakening, “A New Earth” unveils ways to liberate ourself from ego-dominated thoughts.
Tolle’s classic offers paths towards a richer, more meaningful life. By transitioning from personal identity to wider consciousness, we find the joy in embracing the now.
“The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.”
- Original Date of Publication: 2005
- Author: Eckhart Tolle
- Number of Pages: 336
Thich Nhat Hanh’s “Anger” serves as a guiding light to understanding our own anger and the anger of others.
By intertwining mindfulness practices with everyday scenarios, Hanh gently reveals how embracing and comprehending our anger can pave the way for healing and harmony, not only within ourselves, but in our relationships as well.
“When another person makes you suffer, it is because he suffers deeply within himself, and his suffering is spilling over.”
- Original Date of Publication: 2001
- Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
- Number of Pages: 240
Be Here Now
Ram Dass’s classic, “Be Here Now”, captures the essence of living in the present.
Through a unique blend of anecdotes, teachings, and illustrations, this book nudges us to break free from past regrets and future anxieties, urging us to truly immerse ourselves in the present moment, enriching our spiritual journey.
“The quieter you become, the more you can hear.”
- Original Date of Publication: 1971
- Author: Ram Dass
- Number of Pages: 416
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