Some of the best inspirational books for tough times are popular classics. You probably have one or more sitting on your shelves or buried under some dust. Maybe you have never heard any of them before. Either way, you would be wise to discover them today. These books will help you get through the dark days and bumps of life with more smiles.
5 of the Best Inspirational Books for Tough Times
Your Greatest Power, by J. Martin Kohe
This little book is one of the simplest you will ever read. In less than 80 very short pages, Kohe shows us that we are not helpless or powerless even when it seems so. Regardless of our situation, we have a power that allows us to rise above whatever life brings our way. It is a power that cannot ever be taken from us.
Quotes by J. Martin Kohe:
“ The greatest power that a person possesses is the power to choose.”
“ Let us choose to believe something good can happen.”
As a Man Thinketh, by James Allen:
Published in 1903 this tiny book was one of the earliest books in the self-help genre. Allen was considered to be the “ pioneer of self-help”.
This book emphasizes the incredible power of our thoughts. We can change our reality by how we think. It is hard to feel helpless after reading this classic.
Quotes by James Allen:
“ Circumstances do not make the man, they reveal him.”
“ You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.”
“ A man is literally what he thinks, his character being the complete sum of all his thoughts.”
A Man’s Search for Meaning, by Viktor Frankl:
This is one of the most unique little books I have ever read. It tells the story of a prisoner who survived the Nazi camps during World War II. Unlike some others, this World War II story depicts hope within the suffering. Frankl intentionally leaves out some of the horrors he experienced to emphasize an encouraging moral.
Quotes by Frankl:
“ When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.”
“ Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of human freedoms- to choose one’s own way.”
The Power of Positive Thinking, by Norman Vincent Peale
The introduction of this book explains that the purpose of it is to “demonstrate that you do not need to be defeated by anything, that you can have peace of mind, improved health and a never-ceasing flow of energy.”
Peale approaches his ideas from a practical way giving specific techniques and examples as evidence of them as truth.
Quotes by Peale:
“Change your thoughts and you change your world.”
“It’s always too soon to quit.”
“Stand up to your obstacles and do something about them. You will find that they haven’t half the strength you think they have.”
See You at the Top, by Zig Ziglar
Although this is a more recent book than the others, I still consider it a classic. First printed in 1974 this book is 382 dense pages. It is still an easy read that is full of wit and entertaining anecdotes.
The summary is succinctly stated in Ziglar’s opening statement;
“I Believe: Man was designed for accomplishment, engineered for success and endowed with the seeds of greatness”
Quotes from Zig Ziglar:
“ Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.”
“ You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough people get what they want.”
“ Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.”
When times get tough, you have to fortify your thinking and brace yourself for the mental onslaught that can drag you down. Sitting in a place of fear, doubt and negativity will rob you of hope. However, you can discover that you do not have to surrender to that.
When you want to be empowered to rise above the junk, read one or more of these 5 best inspirational books for tough times.
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