Spiritual, Self-Help and Inspirational Books




Best Books of 2010




Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand

This is the true story of Louie Zamperini, Olympic star of 1930s. He became part of the US airforce during world war II, his plane crashes over the ocean, was floating in pacific ocean for a month and was held by Japanese as prisoner of war. Facing all the tough troubles, Louise remains courageous and unbroken and was able to come back to his life. An inspiring and compelling story.




Simple Wisdom for the Not So Simple Business World-International book Award-Best Business/Motivational book of 2010 by Lynda Barbaccia


Lynda Barbaccia is a life coach and healer. In this book, she provides great tips, techniques and methods to make your office much better and stress free. This book provides innovative ways to bring peace and enhance productivity in the office atmosphere. 


The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks[Hardcover] By Rebecca Skloot

Henrietta Lacks was the mother of five in Baltimore, who died at an young age of 30 due to cancer during 1951. A sample of her cancerous tissue taken by her doctor, without her consent and knowledge, survived her and travelled across the world, virtually getting distributed to every research lab and college. Her cells were called HeLa cells and were instrumental in the discovery of many important medical cures including polio and cancer. Rebecca Skloot is a science journalist who captures the family of Henrietta Lacks in these pages. This book won many awards, and being made in to an HBO film by Oprah Winfrey and Alan Ball.




Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back
by Todd Burpo and Lynn Vincent

This is the true story of a four year old boy, who lost consciousness during his surgery and after recovery, recalls his visit to heaven during the time he lost consciousness.

At first the family does not believe him but he provides undisputed evidence of his visit when he talks about meeting his elder sister who died during miscarriage and his grand father who died 30 years before his birth. The little body had no chance of knowing about these two people. He also provides details about the heaven he visited and the great energy  earth receives from heaven.

There have been lot of cases of near death experiences to prove the existence of other worlds, however this little boy's experience provides not only understanding and inspiration but also hope and courage.




Outliers: The Story of Success
Malcolm Gladwell

The book Outliners was first published in 2006, however it continued to be one of the best sellers to this day. In this ground breaking book Malcolm Gladwell bring forth the point that people who have achieved enormous success might have got that due to circumstances and external factors more than their own genius.

To arrive at this conclusion, he did lot of research on various factors surrounding success people. Undoubtedly the book has fascinating information and concepts. However one's hard work and intelligence can not be underestimated in case of big achievements.


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