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Essential Reading

Posted by falemon , 16 December 2012 · 738 views

When I was a Christian I used to read the Bible to gain as much insight as I could. Sure I also read plenty of other books, but here is my run down of essential reading for your own personal nourishment.

A Road Less Travelled
This book is a total gem. It is character building, spiritual growth (or whatever you'd like to call it). It is a wake up call. It is like therapy. It is life changing!

11 Minutes
A great story about following desires, taking chances and embracing new opportunities, with sexual content much more tasteful than 50 Shades of Grey (or so I've heard).

The Alchemist
An inspiring fable about following your dreams (and passions).

Need to know NLP
An excellent introduction to Neuro Linguistic Programming.

Secret Wisdom: Occult Societies And Arcane Knowledge Through The Ages
This book gives you a nice run down of various occult knowledge, including the reason for initiation (which Christianity has in a sense) as well as showing you the how much the occult has to do with modern culture and even science.

Brilliant Relationships
I picked this up at the airport when I had a few minutes to spare and must say that it gives you plenty of things to think about. Written by a marriage counsellor, this book is applicable to those in relationships, marriages and bachelors alike.

Other books on my reading list worth a mention
I have plenty of books on my reading list; these were recommended by a forum member so I cannot give a brief overview since I am yet to read them though I know they are incredibly valuable (and many if not all are available for free).
  • The Enuma Elish
  • Epic of Gilgamesh
  • Complete works of Homer
  • Egyptian Book of the Dead
  • Greek mythology
Well, I've got a mini library in my room of books to read, so perhaps I'll have to make an updated list soon Posted Image

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Hi Falemon...

 

I couldn't agree more...reading even MORE "outside sources" is ESSENTIAL to our personal growth. We know that when we were christians we were discouraged to read anything BUT the Bible and other "approved" material...very much like the Catholic "faith" that don't even encourage their people to read the Bible less they don't see the need for the Cathocism... (not Catholic but was aware of this when I was a christian)

 

I have read "A road less traveled"...very good...and this quote is SO true 

“The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.” ― M. Scott Peck

 

I haven't read The Alchemist but it IS on my list. I have been reading about how to deal with a loved one with mental illness, and several other books for healing from abuse. 

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