A common email we’ve received at my office over the years is for book recommendations. So it has been my pleasure to collate this list for you.

You may notice there is no book mentioned on meditation. The technique I have practiced for many years can only be taught in person. Please visit the Vipassana Meditation global website for more information.

We have all walked different paths and see life from varying perspectives, so it is natural not all these recommendations will be a fit for you. But it is my hope that if you need some direction, this list may at least assist your search. The books chosen have either been life-changing for me at some time or another, or are simply old time favourites.

Please enjoy…


Footprints on the Path – Eileen Caddy

The Way of Love – Nigel Watts

A Common Prayer – Leunig

Light the Flame – Andrew Harvey


The Path of Practice – Bri. Maya Tiwari

Cell-Level Healing – Joyce Whiteley Hawkes

Deep Healing – Dr Emmett E. Miller

My Stroke of Insight – Jill Bolte Taylor

Warrior Pose – Brad Willis/Bhava Ram


The Prophet – Kahlil Gibran

The Journey Home – Kryon

Man’s Search for Meaning – Viktor E. Frankl

Happier than God – Neale Donald Walsch

Inner Peace

Being Peace – Thich Nhat Hanh

Siddhartha – Herman Hesse

The Four Agreements – Don Miguel Ruiz

Mother Earth

Spirit Song – Mary Summer Rain

The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight – Thom Hartmann

Walden – Henry David Thoreau

The Hidden Messages in Water – Masaru Emoto


Kissing the Hag – Emma Restall Orr

The Mists of Avalon – Marion Zimmer Bradley

The Red Tent – Anita Diamant


I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou

Emissary of Light – James F. Twyman


The Greatest Miracle in the World – Og Mandino

Relationships and Sexuality

Keys to the Kingdom – Alison A. Armstrong

The Queen’s Code – Alison A. Armstrong

Dear Lover – David Deida (and anything else by him)


Anything by Margaret George

Anything by Philippa Gregory

Anything by Ken Follett

The Education of Little Tree – Forrest Carter

All Creatures Great and Small – James Herriot

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine – Gail Honeyman

Bittergreens – Kate Forsyth (and many of her other books)

The Outlander Series – Diana Gabaldon

The Bronze Horseman – Paullina Simons

The Great Alone – Kristin Hannah

Where the Crawdads Sing – Delia Owens


Eat. Taste. Heal – Thomas Yarema, Daniel Rhoda, Chef Johhny Brannigan

Raw Addiction – Katrina Ellis

Eat Like You Love Yourself – Chara Caruthers


Zen Guitar – Philip Toshido Sudo

The Inner Game of Music – Barry Green with Timothy Gallwey

Parenting (of young children)

Attachment Play – Aletha J. Solter

How Children Learn – John Holt

Home Grown – Ben Hewitt

Children’s Books

A Waltz through the Hills – G.M. Glaskin

Anything by Emily Rodda

The Magic Treehouse Series – Mary Pope Osborne

Rosie Revere, Engineer – Andrea Beaty


The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho

My own three books also fall into some of the categories listed above. As I understand first-hand just how much learning is contained in their pages and have reaped the inner-peace from such journeys, I naturally recommend them too.

The Top Five Regrets of the Dying: A Life Transformed by the Dearly Departing – Healing, Life, Inner Peace, Memoirs, Self-Love, Relationships, Money, Hope (and a whole lot of Courage).

Your Year for Change: 52 Reflections for Regret-Free Living – Short Stories on Healing, Life, Inner Peace, Self-Love, Hope (and Courage).

Bloom: A Journey of Courage, Surrender, and Breaking Through Upper-Limits – Devotion, Healing, Life, Inner Peace, Womanhood, Memoirs, Self-Love, Relationships, Sexuality, Money, Hope (as well as Health, Chronic Pain, Courage and Surrender).

May you find the magic amongst the pages of the books listed. And above all else, may they help you find the clearest path to your own heart and joy.

Happy Reading!