Books that Celebrate the Spirit

Posted by Marie on November 13, 2017
Anne Lamott is the bestselling author of inspirational works including Bird by Bird and Help Thanks Wow. Her new book Hallelujah Anyway is a meditation on mercy told with her characteristic wit, grace, and down-to-earth humor.

It's easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Often, we need to take a step back and remind ourselves of what's truly important. It's a season of joy, hope, and compassion—a time where we look back on the memories we shared with our loved ones and look forward to the chance of celebrating more. So in the spirit of giving, we asked Lamott to share which books can help express the gratitude you feel towards all the special someones on your list.

"There are certain books I read over and over again, and foist on people all through the year if I think they need some hope and inspiration. I know this season can get crazy, but it's supposed to be about light, and love, and hope, and all these books remind me of how amazing people, nature, and Life can be. (Also, people will like you even more than they already do if you give them one of these books. And they'll OWE you forever.)"

What books inspire you? Share them with us in the comments!

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Janice Billy Graham, DavidJ eremiah, Adrian Rogers, T.D. Jakes

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Neha Kerketta The Perks of Being a Wallflower
The Silver Linings Playbook
These are the books that helped through my tough time. I hope it helps the rest of you too.

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Tracey Almost anything by Elizabeth Goudge but especially Green Dolphin Street and The Dean's Watch

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Karen Floyd Tracey wrote: "Almost anything by Elizabeth Goudge but especially Green Dolphin Street and The Dean's Watch"

I love Elizabeth Goudge's books, too. My favorites are The Scent of Water and The Rosemary Tree, though Pilgrim's Inn is a sentimental favorite because I read it first. I've always wanted to create a home that would be a family refuge as Lucilla did.The Scent of Water, The Rosemary Tree, Pilgrim's Inn

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April Thank you all for these recommendations! I've added them all to my "want to read" list. Please check out the Uplifting Fiction list to find more uplifting fiction and please add to the list as well.

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