What is the one book that changed your life?What is the one book that changed your life? Heather #questionnaire
‘LEGACY NOW’ by Phil Munsey
The Catcher in the Rye
A Prayer for Owen Meany
Joseph McLean – me too!
Joseph McLean – same here. However, I can’t say I am liking his most recent books. I could not get into Last Night In Twisted River or anything after.
Joseph McLean – Have you read Until I Find You? That was the last book i read of his that i enjoyed.
Joseph McLean – what’s your current binge?
A Court of Mist and Fury!
Political philosophy and time by Grunell and L’etre et Le Neant in high school french class
I assume you read just a few excepts of Sartre in English. In HIGH SCHOOL. But good for you.
@Tom nope—-6 of 45 students formed a reading club and after 3 shorty books we all got ambitious and chose Sartre’s biggest work. His Nausea was one of the shorties.
1) Whole book read 2) all read ALOUD thrice weekly in French
The Grunell book was 1/4 notes and references and I read more than half of all books it cited in the next few years. It opened doors to new to minds and worlds and fields of knowledge beyond my ilk
In middle school mr davis our chem teacher gave me Nature of the Chemical Bond by Linas Pauling and marked up chapter summaries i wrote for him for extra credit.
3rd grade primary school Ms Meadows whom i was in love with gave me Lillian Liebers books for children on REAL math—not mere calculus but Cantors set theory, hausdorf spaces, category theory. So i ended up taking no math in middle and high schools finishing U of Va undergrad junior senior courses by graduation from primary school. Did all homework in 3 calculus books the day i discovered what sin cos tan meant. Advanced placed 2 years of MIT math later as MIT undergrad
At MIT I studied under Lillian Hellman, WHAuden, Ray Bradbury, Robert Pinsky, Gary Snyder, Daisetsu Suzuki, Huston Smith, Nathan Sivin, Abe Kobo
Then Hannah Arendt and Ed Shills kindly (and separately) gave me ten years of doctoral training a la essays monthly that they marked up on readings they assigned monthly—i met them while fundraising for a charity recommended to me by Alvin Toffler.
My education so vastly surpasses my life and mind that my entire existence is mere cringe LOL
All of them
”How to Torture Your Brother.” After my sisters read it, almost all happiness in my life was removed.
A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose by Eckhart Tolle
I would really love to read this!
@Nikita you should!
It did so much to break me out of my box. It also gave me new concepts to use in communicating, comprehending, and dealing with my negative responses.
A Child Called It
Every book I read made a impact on me.
Lost Warrior part 1 of the book series
Yet to come across one
I suggest you read books by ‘Francine Rivers’ or better still, ‘Legacy Now’ by Phil Munsey
@Nikita thanks..’ll try them
You are welcome. I’m so sure you’ll love them.
Five People You Meet In Heaven
Do you have the e-copy please?
No I actually read this in paperback, it was before I had an e-reader. You can get an e-copy from your library.
I am reading that now!
Definitely changed my life??
C.S. Lewis “The Abolition Of Man”
The Book Thief. Gave me a whole other perspective on death and humanity in general. It was like a 100-year-old soul wrote a book.
Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt..in Elementary school❤️
RS Grey’s The Foxe and the Hound
The Hunger Games
The Five People You Meet In Heaven ❤️
And Harry Potter… ??
Dutchanach a ken ye love Outlander ?
Brightside by Kim Holden
@Mark yezzzzz love it love it love it
simone de beauvoir
It is not one specific book, but I am going to say Little Golden Books. I remember when I was little we went to the same store every Saturday. Each time we went I was allowed to get a new book and I always chose a Little Golden Book. Since I was young I learned the importance of being able to read. Now my love of books is an addiction.
10th grade I read the fountainhead by Ayn Rand…. changed my life
Hinds feet on high places ?❤️
The alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Harry Potter! ?
A Return to Love by Marianne Williamson
Mutual Aid by Peter Kropotkin
One book ? Can’t say how all of them have not.☺
Ecclesiastes from the bible
Not sure which book but the author was Enid Blyton. She hooked me into reading and I’ve never stopped.
The Stand…made me a Stephen King CR!
Eat Pray Love
East of Eden
Percy Jackson: The Titan’s Curse.
To kill a mockingbird
H. G. Wells, AN OUTLINE OF HISTORY.
My life is combination of many books.. Can’t select one
Forty Rules of Love by Elif
Man’s search for meaning by Dr Victor Frankl
The “Little House” series ignited my love of reading. I still reread them over and over again
None, I enjoy good books, but nothing life changing
The Dark Side of Nowhere by Neil Shusterman. It was the gateway book that got me into reading when I was in Middle School. It was a freebie at a Scholastic Book Fair.
The life-changing magic of tidying by Marie Kondo
Ann frank. Elie Wiesel night.
The Greatest Miracle In The World, Og Mandino.
The very first book that made me love reading: Glass by Gail Giles.
All Quiet On the Western Front, Ciderhouse Rules, and Four Feathers.
Gifted hands, brida, five people you meet in heaven, tuesday with morrie
1984 George Orwell
All of the Everett gaming series by @Drew… simply mind blowing.. #phenomenal
Many thanks @Julie ?
Little Women. It made me want to be a writer.
The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey.
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up, by Mari Kondo. ?
Yes read it
“Between the World & Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates (convinced me that institutionalized racism still exists)
To Kill A Mockingbird
Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
I read that in . South Korea Loved it alot
Catch-22 Joseph Heller
Great choices being mentioned–life changing books! A particularly influential book that affected me was “The Grapes of Wrath.”
Encyclopaedia Britannica. ?
a time to kill
The Missing Piece Meets the Big O
A road less traveled, by Scott Peck
The War of Art
Can you believe, it was The Women’s Room
Juliette’s Angel: Death Desire Destiny http://www.juliettepower.com/
Uncle Tom’s Cabin
The Hiding Place
Is that the one about Anne Frank?
23 Minutes in Hell
To Kill A Mockingbird! Everyone should aspire to be a great and compassionate human like Atticus Finch.
To have people stand as you pass – not because you have wealth or a title – but because you did the right thing when no one else would…
Down These Mean Streets by Piri Thomas
The Bible without a doubt.
Harry Potter & The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Seven Plays, by Sam Shepard.
The Success Principles by Jack Canfield. All you have to do is decide what you want, believe you deserve it, and practice the success principles in this book -> https://bit.ly/TheSuccessPrinciples-quotes
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert.
The Singularity is Near by Ray Kurzweil. It influenced at least half of my personal library, the choice of my doctoral degree program, my dissertation topic, the industry of my career, investment choices, and the way I see life, technology, and the universe.
Difficult question, but will go with Salem’s Lot. Introduced me to Stephen King, I have never looked back.
All of them have definitely impacted me one way or another.
Jonathan Livingston seagull
The Little Prince by Saint Exupery and Au Rebours by J. K. Huysmans.
the westing game
The origin of the species. I can also add Rawlins Sojouner.
The Holy Bible
God’s Word – The Holy Bible.
‘Wild’ by Cheryl Strayed, that book inspired me to do something and that move has completely changed direction of my life
Harry potter and the philosopher’s stone. J k Rowling. I didn’t really read before this. This book woke the bookworm and got me hooked
The hunger games
a series of unfortunate events
A Scots Quair by Lewis Grassic Gibbon – it blew me away, with its pathos and pain, its celebration of life and the living, and it showed my younger self that writers did not need to be English or American. ❤️
The Bible. Also read The Pursuit of God by AW Tozer and at the time it was inspiring. Would like to read it again as well as some other Tozer books.
JM Coetzee Boyhood
The Boy Scout Handbook
Harry Potter and Outlander!
The Bible, still changing me.
So many, but more recently? “A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles.
Collected Plays ot
Mere Christianity (Lewis)
Do you think C. S. Lewis used Christianity later as a cover for his devouring of meek children?
Go into the attic (upper mysteries) closet (wardrobe) of adults, push away the clothes of decent Christianity, and enter a confusing wonderland of entrapping stories.
Silence of the lambs as they listen raptly.
Perhaps. But Tolkien’s influence on Lewis’ faith is compelling. You may be right, though.
Siddhartha and the monk who sold his ferrari
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote Started me on a lifetime of reading true crime.