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Famous Inspirational Books and Novels

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List of famous inspirational books, listed alphabetically with jacket cover images of the books when available. Information for these popular inspirational books is included as well, such as the author's name and the book's publication date. This list includes the best inspirational novels, textbooks, and stories, so use it to find books you haven't already read and add them to your reading list.

Books include everything from Walden to Think and Grow Rich.

This list should answer the questions, "What are the best inspirational books?" and "What are the most famous inspirational books?"

Note that some books on this list might be currently out of print, but you can purchase most of these notable inspirational titles on Amazon with just one click.
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14,000 Things to be Happ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Inspirational Books and Novels
Barbara Ann Kipfer

Subjects: Philosophy, Calendar, Ancient philosophy, Self-help

Genres (Book): Inspirational

14,000 things to be happy about is a book by Barbara Ann Kipfer. Illustrated by Pierre Le-Tan. It was published in 1990 by Workman Publishing. The book consists simply of a list containing ...more
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31 Days Toward Passionat... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Inspirational Books and Novels
Joni Eareckson Tada

Subjects: Philosophy, Worship, Spirituality, Practical theology, Religion, + more

Genres (Book): Inspirational

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31 dias sobreponiendonos... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Inspirational Books and Novels
Joni Eareckson Tada

Subjects: Spirituality, Religion

Genres (Book): Inspirational

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365 Days of Hope is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Inspirational Books and Novels
Joni Eareckson Tada

Subjects: Philosophy, The Bible, Spirituality, Practical theology, Religion

Genres (Book): Inspirational

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365 Thoughts is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Inspirational Books and Novels
Hugh Prather

Subjects: Self-help, Religion, Calendar

Genres (Book): Inspirational

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Six Pillars for the Beli... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Inspirational Books and Novels
T. D. Jakes

Subjects: The Bible, Christianity, New Testament, Video

Genres (Book): Inspirational

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7 habits Family Collecti... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Inspirational Books and Novels
Stephen Covey

Subjects: Relationships, Self-help, Family

Genres (Book): Inspirational

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A brief history of every... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Inspirational Books and Novels
Ken Wilber

Subjects: Evolution, Cosmology

Genres (Book): Philosophy, Inspirational

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A Child in Winter is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Inspirational Books and Novels
Caryll Houselander

Subjects: Christianity, Christmas, Spirituality, Religion, Epiphany

Genres (Book): Inspirational

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A Christmas Garland is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Inspirational Books and Novels
Celia Haddon

Subjects: Hobbies, Christmas

Genres (Book): Poetry, Inspirational

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A cup of Christmas tea ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Inspirational Books and Novels
Tom Hegg

Subjects: Christmas

Genres (Book): Philosophy, Fiction, Inspirational

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A History of God is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Inspirational Books and Novels
Karen Armstrong

Subjects: God, Comparative religion, History, Religion

Genres (Book): Philosophy, Inspirational, History

A History of God is a book by Karen Armstrong. It details the history of the three major monotheistic traditions, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, along with Buddhism and Hinduism. The evolution ...more
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A Little Book John of Cr... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Inspirational Books and Novels
Don Mullan

Subjects: Spirituality, Religion

Genres (Book): Inspirational

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A Little Book Teresa of ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Inspirational Books and Novels
Don Mullan

Subjects: Religion, Spirituality

Genres (Book): Inspirational

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A Little Spoonful of Chi... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Inspirational Books and Novels
Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen

Subjects: Women's studies

Genres (Book): Sociology, Inspirational

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A Monk in the World is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Inspirational Books and Novels
Wayne Teasdale

Subjects: Christianity, Roman Catholic Church, Spirituality, Religion

Genres (Book): Inspirational

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A path through suffering... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Inspirational Books and Novels
Elisabeth Elliot

Subjects: Christianity, Religion

Genres (Book): Inspirational

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A path with heart is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Inspirational Books and Novels
Jack Kornfield

Subjects: Buddhism, Spirituality, Religion

Genres (Book): Philosophy, Inspirational

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A portrait of Jesus is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Inspirational Books and Novels
Joseph Girzone

Subjects: Christology, Christian theology, Religion

Genres (Book): Inspirational

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A Quiet Place in a Crazy... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Inspirational Books and Novels
Joni Eareckson Tada

Subjects: Christianity, Spirituality, Religion, Motivation

Genres (Book): Inspirational

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A Record of Buddhistic K... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Inspirational Books and Novels
Faxian, James Legge

Subjects: Description and travel, Buddhism, India, Spirituality, Asia, + more

Genres (Book): Buddhism, Travel, Inspirational

"A Record of Buddhistic Kingdoms" is a book by Chinese Buddhist monk Faxian (ca. 337 – ca. 422) who traveled to Nepal, India, and Sri Lanka between 399 and 412 in order to bring ...more
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A Separate Reality is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Inspirational Books and Novels
Carlos Castaneda

Subjects: New Age, Shamanism, Parapsychology, Spirituality, Native American studies, + more

Genres (Book): Philosophy, Fiction, Memoir, Inspirational

A Separate Reality: Further Conversations With Don Juan is a book written by anthropologist/author Carlos Castaneda, published in 1971, concerning the events that took place during his ...more
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A simpler way is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Inspirational Books and Novels
Margaret J. Wheatley

Subjects: Business communication, Finance, Metaphysics, Self-help, Life, + more

Genres (Book): Philosophy, Business, Economics, Inspirational

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A sister is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Inspirational Books and Novels
Carol Lynn Pearson

Subjects: Religion

Genres (Book): Fiction, Inspirational

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A slender thread is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Inspirational Books and Novels
Diane Ackerman

Subjects: Self-help, Psychiatry, Counseling

Genres (Book): Philosophy, Biography, Psychology, Inspirational