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BookChanging's Top 5 Favorite Books

1. Ask and It Is Given by Esther and Jerry Hicks

This one is probably not surprising to those who follow my content on Instagram. Ask and It Is Given was one of the first self-development books I read, and I still consider it the best book I've read. It is number one on my list because of the feelings the book brings me. Whenever I pick up Ask and It Is Given, I get an incredible feeling that no other book offers me. This is even intensified when I practice the 22 processes featured at the end of this book. In my opinion, this is the best book available right now.


2. The Power of your Subconscious Mind by Joseph Murphy

This book is second on my list due to the practicality and results I've gained from it. Murphy provides affirmations and practical steps throughout the whole book that I put to use immediately and saw results from over time. I'm a big fan of books that give practical advice and this has been my favorite in that aspect. 


3. The Alchemist by Paulo Cuelho

The Alchemist is third on my list because of the amazing accuracy Cuelho displays with his story. The Alchemist is the story of a young boy on his journey to finding his treasure and through this story Cuelho describes everything one will have to endure in order to attain his or her own "treasure". The Alchemist is one of the most beautifully written stories I've ever read and for that reason I've place it as number three on my list.


4. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

Think and Grow Rich ranks as fourth on my list due to the amount of new knowledge it offered me the first time I read it. This book and Ask and It Is Given were the first two books to introduce me to the true power of the mind. Think and Grow Rich goes into great depth on the power of the mind and how we can take advantage of our mind and make it work for us. This knowledge was definitely ground breaking at the time of this books release and is something that has been repeated over and over again since then. I feel like a lot of newer books base their information off of both Think and Grow Rich and The Power of Your Subconscious mind, and that is the reason both are included in my top five.


5. The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

The Four Agreements is truly a beautiful book! I have placed it fifth on my list because I really agree with just about every idea Ruiz presented in his book. The four agreements are truly life changing words to live by. However, I didn't place it as first on my list because I do have one problem with the book. While the agreements and information in this book are amazing, they are very difficult for me to apply to my life. The four agreements are very idealistic, and this makes it hard to practice them on a consistent basis. Like I stated earlier, my favorite books are ones that I can easily apply to my life or put into practice. This is the reason The Four Agreements isn't higher on my list. But, this doesn't mean the four agreements aren't practical at all, they will just require more time to implement than the other books on this list.