Books

file0001227380100A given book is not always valuable to every person. A book that changes my life may bore you or not apply at all. This is why there is a marketplace for all types of writing.

With that disclaimer, I will list books that have made an impact on me and that may well be of help to you as well. This list will grow over the years, so please check back periodically. Also, please share the books that have meant a lot to you. Once I review your recommendation and agree that it is a fit, I will add it to this list.

Character Development

For Adults

 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen R. Covey

The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth: Live Them and Reach Your Potential by John C. Maxwell

A Touch of Wonder by Arthur Gordon

For Children

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

A Symphony of Whales by Steve Schuch

Call It Courage by Armstrong Perry

For Teens

The 6 Most Important Decisions You’ll Ever Make: A Guide for Teens by Sean Covey

Personal Finance

The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness by Dave Ramsey

Thou Shall Prosper: Ten Commandments for Making Money by Rabbi Daniel Lapin

Health & Nutrition

Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health by William Davis, M.D.

Grain Brain: The Surprising Truth about Wheat, Carbs, and Sugar–Your Brain’s Silent Killers by David Perlmutter, M.D.

Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About It by Gary Taubes

Relentless Nutrition Action Plan: Break the Diet Cycle, Smash Your Scale, and Take Pride in Your Health by Roger Dickerman

The Blood Sugar Solution 10-Day Detox Diet: Activate Your Body’s Natural Ability to Burn Fat and Lose Weight Fast by Mark Hyman, M.D.

Treat Your Own Back 9th Ed (802-9) by Robin A McKenzie

Entrepreneurship & Business

Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World by Michael Hyatt

The Referral Engine: Teaching Your Business to Market Itself by John Jantsch

Maverick: The Success Story Behind the World’s Most Unusual Workplace by Ricardo Semler

The New Power Base Selling: Master The Politics, Create Unexpected Value and Higher Margins, and Outsmart the Competition by Jim Holden

Writing & Art

The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Stephen Pressfield

Turning Pro: Tap Your Inner Power and Create Your Life’s Work by Stephen Pressfield

On Writing: 10th Anniversary Edition: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King

The Writers Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers, 3rd Edition by Christopher Vogler

Family & Relationships

The Road Less Traveled, Timeless Edition: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth by M. Scott Peck, M.D.

Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting (now with Bébé Day by Day: 100 Keys to French Parenting) by Pamela Druckerman

Teaching Your Children Values by Linda and Richard Eyre

Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life (Christian Emphasis) by Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend

Story / Narrative

The Hero with a Thousand Faces (The Collected Works of Joseph Campbell) by Joseph Campbell

The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell

Hope and Despair: How Perceptions of the Future Shape Human Behavior by Anthony Reading

Productivity

Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Alen

Personal Kanban: Mapping Work | Navigating Life by Tonianne DeMaria Barry and Jim Benson