Before I share with you my list to her I want to share what a blessing it was to have her even ask me. I have been hooked on self improvement books since I first read “Success Through A Positive Mental Attitude”. I bought cassette tape series and read and went to seminars and all added upon each other until I discovered the simple common “Phantom Thread”. No matter how they presented it, they all could be summed up nicely by simply saying have faith in Jesus, Pray for Guidance, and then once on your path, Pray for Strength and you will arrive at Gods destination for you!!
The key is to notice the consistent theme in these key books. Faith. No matter if reading the Bible or a more metaphysical book such as the secret. What you focus on and believe is what you get.
“What you can conceive and believe you can achieve”. (From success thru a positive mental attitude)
“If you believe you can or you believe you can’t you are right in both cases”
Your dreams are different than other peoples dreams. That’s how you know you can do it! What you want to do is different than what I want to do! What is your burning desire? “It’s yours because God put that desire in you”. (If for a good purpose)
Faith: What you “believe” is constant. Without faith even Jesus limited himself to the miracles he did. Note: faith is a substance! Ie it is physical matter. Like our spirit is.
- Bible , start with books: John, acts, romans & James then cover to cover! Life long complete every 2 years
- Success through a positive mental attitude.
- Become a better you (Joel Osteen)
- Think and grow rich
- How to stop worrying and start living (dale carnage)
- Unlimited power (Anthony Robins)
- Influence (Robert Cialdini)
- Looking out for number 1 (ringler real estate from the 80’s) hard core business
- The power of positive thinking
- The power of intention. (Dr Wayne Dyer)
- The secret (good summary book of the concept. Add the Bible to this and complete) Ie. Focus on what you want, speak what you want, have faith “believe”
Other key books on faith and belief. Other scripture (all truth belongs to Jesus!). So math 2+2=4 is purest form of scripture!
A simple recognition that all that is good comes from Jesus and all that is bad comes from Satan. Is true of books and other studies. This simple note should be an entire book
So in the end these all have in common that you can chose your life and how you will live it.