Five Books to Read for an Extra Dose of Inspiration - My Pope Philippines

Five Books to Read for an Extra Dose of Inspiration

Need a little something to jumpstart your life? We’ve got Neil Gaiman to spark your creativity, Oprah Winfrey to enlighten you, as well as other authors who are all set to inspire you. Check out this list of feel-good reads we compiled just for you!


See Also: Good Reads: Inspiring Finds for the Young and Young at Heart

The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron


First published over 25 years ago, this international bestseller was initally published with the goal of helping people find their inner artist through a 12-week program using tools like “morning pages” and “artist’s dates.” With the firm belief in the link between artistic creativity and a connection with God, the updated anniversary version is as relevant today as it was when it was first published. So brew a pot of tea and get writing! Available on Fully Booked for P816.


When Action Follows Heart: 365 Ways to Share Kindness by Susan Spencer

With all the bad things happening in the world, this beautiful gem of a book from Woman’s Day Editor-in-chief Susan Spencer is the perfect companion for spreading kindness. It helps us imagine how one simple act can touch so many lives—from passing on a book you enjoyed to a friend to collecting blankets for the homeless to sending a letter a week to someone you thought about, this is just what the world needs right now. Available on Amazon Kindle $7.99/ Hardbound $13.59.


Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love by Dani Shapiro

Author Dani Shapiro’s newest memoir dissects the meaning behind parenthood and family as she reveals a long-held secret: Shapiro’s beloved dad was not actually her biological father. The news, which came to her through a DNA test, made her question the true essence of identity and family and how people go to great lengths to protect those they love. Available on Amazon Kindle $12.99/ Hardcover $16.48


Art Matters: Because Your Imagination Can Change the World by Neil Gaiman, with illustrations by Chris Riddell


Art Matters is a creative call-to-arms to transform the world and our lives through art. The book brings together Gaiman’s published speeches, poems, and creative manifestos and explores his visions. Featuring original drawings by Gaiman’s longtime illustrator, Chris Riddell, Art Matters is a love letter to the freedom of ideas and a challenge to make art in the face of adversity. Available on Amazon Kindle $12.82/ Hardcover $13.49.


The Wisdom of Sundays: Life-Changing Insights from Super Soul Conversations by Oprah Winfrey

Get your daily dose of Oprah Winfrey’s life-changing wisdom and insights with this collection of her inspiring conversations with respected thought leaders such as Elizabeth Gilbert and Tony Robbins. Reawaken your soul and rejoice in what life has to offer, because after all, positivity and inspiration does not hurt anyone. Available on Amazon Kindle $14.99/ Hardcover $16.81



For more feel-good picks, pick up a copy of December-January 2019 issue of My Pope Philippines.

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