Books That Made Me Think

These titles are listed in no certain order.  Each one has had an impact on me at different phases of my life.  Besides the following titles, I have gained some insights by reading sacred texts of the world’s major religions as well as those of several indigenous, lesser known religions.  I believe that what makes good books great books is that they raise more questions than provide answers to questions you already have.

  • Winning Through Intimidation by Robert J. Ringer
  • First You Must Row a Little Boat: Reflections on Life and Living by Richard Bode
  • Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah by Richard Bach
  • To Dance With The White Dog by Terry Kay
  • The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield
  • On Writing by Stephen King
  • The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown
  • Lamb: The Gospel According To Biff, Jesus’ Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore
  • Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit by Daniel Quinn
  • The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  • Black Elk Speaks: Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux by John G. Neidheart
  • The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw
  • Dances With Wolves by Michael Blake
  • Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life (PS) by Barbara Kingsolver
  • Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West by Dee Brown
  • The Total Money Makeover: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness by Dave Ramsey
  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • The Legend of Prince Madoc and the White Indians by Dana Olson
  • State of Fear by Michael Crichton
  • The Limits of Power: The End of American Exceptionalism by Andrew J. Bacevich
  • Cannery Row by John Steinbeck
  • Rogue River Journal: A Winter Alone by John Daniel
  • Old Songs in a New Cafe: Selected Essays by Robert James Waller
  • On the Road by Jack Kerouac
  • The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

One response

22 01 2011
Nicole Heltsley (Metz)

Might I also suggest ‘The Book of Lies” and/or “The Book of Fate” by Brad Meltzer. I have also just purchased “The Inner Circle” by him, but have not yet read it, so I can’t actually recommend it yet (although I have high hopes).

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