The power of a written word has always astounded the world, many kingdoms have toppled, many revolutions have risen, by a scribble. A well written book, has the power to make us transform ourselves and to influence our thinking, probably that's why the medium of instruction in education gives so much emphasis on the books, in every culture and society. The world has seen many great books and many great writers and some their work has become immortal. Here's a list of five life changing books of our times.
The Fountainhead- Ayn Rand
Ayn Rand’s novel follows the life of Howard Roark as he is expelled from an architecture school and makes his way into the world. Yes, whilst it sounds boring when written like that, it’s so much more when you look deeper.
It’s not a rebellion against society or a war on design principles, it’s simply one Man living his life on his terms, not in-spite of the world, but simply regardless of what the world says he should do.
This is a must read book for anyone who wants to understand what living with integrity really means.
The Way of a Superior Man- David Deida
David Deida is a profound spiritual teacher whose books have help thousands of Men and Women around the world experience a greater level of depth and intimacy in their lives.
The book walks you through a series of concepts and ideas to help you understand how a ‘Superior’ Man needs to live his life. This isn’t so much a transformation manual as a new age ’10 commandments for the spiritual Man’, but it doesn’t diminish the power of this text.
This is a must read book for anyone who wants a guide on a more powerful and ethical way of living.
To Kill A Mockingbird- Harper Lee
The unforgettable novel of a childhood in a sleepy Southern town and the crisis of conscience that rocked it, To Kill A Mockingbird became both an instant bestseller and a critical success when it was first published in 1960. It went on to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1961 and was later made into an Academy Award-winning film, also a classic.
Diary of a Young Girl - Anne Frank
A beloved classic since its initial publication in 1947, this vivid, insightful journal is a fitting memorial to the gifted Jewish teenager who died at Bergen-Belsen, Germany, in 1945. Born in 1929, Anne Frank received a blank diary on her 13th birthday, just weeks before she and her family went into hiding in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam. Her marvelously detailed, engagingly personal entries chronicle 25 trying months of claustrophobic, quarrelsome intimacy with her parents, sister, a second family, and a middle-aged dentist who has little tolerance for Anne’s vivacity.
Many Lives Many Masters- Dr Brian Weiss
Dr. Brian Weiss brings to us in this book a very strong concept - that of past lives, rebirth and of a higher consciousness or state - and his inadvertent revelation to the same through his unsuspecting patient. This book transforms our thinking and makes us focus on the true meaning of the gift of life. This book has the power to make you spiritual if you're not.
Make an effort to read these books, they will change your life for sure.