Whether you are a spiritual seeker or you hope to deepen your experience in your own tradition, the following books may help guide you along your path. Throughout Beliefnet's discussion boards, members have talked about the books that have had the greatest spiritual impact on their lives. A multifaith mix of their favorites. (For basic religion books, click here.)

"I accept that [The 'Left Behind' series] is fiction. But if this series can bring others like me back to the Word and closer to God then this series has done a great service to humankind."

 The Left Behind Series by Tim Lahaye and Jerry B. Jenkins (Talk about it)
 The Promise by Chaim Potok
 The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley (Talk about it)
 The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis (Talk about it)
 The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupery
 Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
 The Brothers Karamozov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
 The Last Temptation of Christ by Nicholas Katzenzakis

"It is interesting how different are the books and writings which have the most meaning for us, and the paths which we follow."

 Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn
 Praying Like Jesus by James Mulholland
 Jewish Meditation by Aryeh Kaplan
 Meditation and Life by Swami Chinmayananda
 The Knitting Sutra by Susan Gordon Lydon
 Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind by Shunryu Suzuki
 The Prayer of Jabez by Bruce H. Wilkinson
 The Cloud of Unknowing translated by William Johnston
 Seeking the Heart of Wisdom by Joseph Goldstein and Jack Kornfield

"['The Spiral Dance'] happened to be one of the first I read years ago when I was initially looking into neo-paganism, and, to this day, every time I pick it up to look up something I find new revelations."

 Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
 God in Search of Man by Abraham Joshua Heschel
 The Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda
 The Book of Mormon by Joseph Smith
 The Spiral Dance by Starhawk
 The Marriage of Heaven and Hell by William Blake
 Tao Te Ching translated by Stephen Mitchell
 The Poetic Edda translated by Carolyne Larrington
 The Essential Rumi translated by Coleman Barks
 God Is Red by Vine Deloria, Jr.
 The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran
 Be Here Now by Ram Dass
 I and Thou by Martin Buber
 The Bhagavad Gita translated by Eknath Easwaran (Talk about it)
 The Perennial Philosophy by Aldous Huxley
 Mysticism by Evelyn Underhill

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