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Best Existential Books Reviewed & Ranked

Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Existential books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.

Existential–Humanistic Therapy (Theories of Psychotherapy Series®) (2017)

 Best Existential Books Reviewed & RankedExistential-humanistic therapy melds European existential philosophy — which values self-inquiry, struggle, and responsibility — with the American tradition of spontaneity, optimism, and practicality.
Author(s): Schneider PhD, Dr. Kirk J., Orah T. Krug

The Wiley World Handbook of Existential Therapy (2019)

 Best Existential Books Reviewed & RankedThe Wiley World Handbook of Existential Therapy is a work representing the collaboration of existential psychotherapists, teachers, and researchers. It’s a book to guide readers in understanding human life better through the exploration of aspects and applications of existential therapy. The book presents the therapy as a way for clients to explore their experiences and make the most of their lives.
Author(s): van Deurzen, Emmy, Erik Craig, et al.

Existing: An Introduction to Existential Thought (1999)

 Best Existential Books Reviewed & RankedThis ambitious anthology includes the core writings of Nietzsche, Kierkegaard, Heidegger, and Sartre, as well as generous selections from the work of other important twentieth century existentialist thinkers. Unprecedented in its breadth, this collection also acknowledges the contributions made to existentialist thought through literature.
Author(s): Steven Luper

Dialogues on the Existential Therapy (SEA Dialogues) (2019)

 Best Existential Books Reviewed & RankedJoin two esteemed existential thinkers in dialogue as they discuss life stages, therapist humility, causes and interconnection, how to ask questions, death, spatiality, figure/ground, identity, art and how this all relates to existential therapy.
Author(s): Ernesto Spinelli , Gianfranco Buffardi, et al.

Existential Togetherness: Toward a Common Black Religious Heritage (2019)

 Best Existential Books Reviewed & RankedThe notion of community entails more than just shared space in the here-and-now moment. For African Americans especially, communal engagement is a sacred experience that stretches from the mundane to the spectacular in a cyclical historical pattern. DeWayne R. Stallworth illumines the broadness of this African American religious experience by looking back to the first shared experience of unbiased community that occurred during slavery.
Author(s): DeWayne R. Stallworth, Lewis V. Baldwin

Existential Therapies (2016)

 Best Existential Books Reviewed & RankedWhat does it mean to practice therapy in an existential way? What are the different existential approaches? What are their strengths and limitations?
Author(s): Mick Cooper

Existential Therapy (100 Key Points) (2015)

 Best Existential Books Reviewed & RankedLess of an orientation and more a way of understanding the challenges of being human, existential therapy draws on rich and diverse philosophical traditions and ways of viewing the world. Traditionally it has been seen as difficult to summarise and comprehend and the air of mystery surrounding existential ideas has been exacerbated by the dense language often used by philosophers and practitioners.
Author(s): Susan Iacovou

Existential Counselling & Psychotherapy in Practice (2012)

 Best Existential Books Reviewed & RankedOffering a concrete framework and practical methods for working from an existential perspective, the bestselling is now in its . Central to the book is the belief that many of our problems arise out of the essential paradoxes of human existence, rather than from personal pathology.
Author(s): Van Deurzen, Emmy

The Existential Pleasures of Engineering (Thomas Dunne Book) (1996)

 Best Existential Books Reviewed & RankedHumans have always sought to change their environment–building houses, monuments, temples, and roads. In the process, they have remade the fabric of the world into newly functional objects that are also works of art to be admired.
Author(s): Samuel C. Florman

Existential-Integrative Psychotherapy (2015)

 Best Existential Books Reviewed & RankedExistential-Integrative Psychotherapy promises to be a landmark in the fields of psychotherapeutic theory and practice. A comprehensive revision of its predecessor, The Psychology of Existence, co-edited by Kirk Schneider and Rollo May, Existential-Integrative Psychotherapy combines clear and updated guidelines for practice with vivid and timely case vignettes.
Author(s): Kirk J. Schneider

This Is My Body: An Existential Analysis of the Living Body by William C. Springer (2009-01-29) ()

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Author(s): Jan 1, 1750

An Introduction to Existential Coaching (2019)

 Best Existential Books Reviewed & RankedIn An Introduction to Existential Coaching Yannick Jacob provides an accessible and practical overview of existential thought and its value for coaches and clients.
Author(s): Yannick Jacob

Irrational Man: A Study in Existential Philosophy (1962)

 Best Existential Books Reviewed & RankedWidely recognized as the finest definition of existentialist philosophy ever written, this book introduced existentialism to America in 1958. Barrett speaks eloquently and directly to concerns of the 1990s: a period when the irrational and the absurd are no better integrated than before and when humankind is in even greater danger of destroying its existence without ever understanding the meaning of its existence.
Author(s): William Barrett

Best Existential Books Reviewed & Ranked

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Evolutionary Metaphors: UFOs, New Existentialism and the Future Paradigm

Author(s): David J. Moore
ID: 2402707, Publisher: 6th Books, Year: 31 May 2019, Size: 596 Kb, Format: epub

The Existential Crisis of Motherhood

Author(s): Claire Arnold-Baker
ID: 2858634, Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2021, Size: 3 Mb, Format: pdf

Between Heidegger and Novalis

Author(s): Peter Hanly
ID: 2965340, Publisher: Northwestern University Press, Year: 2021, Size: 1 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are absolutely record-breakers according to The New York Times, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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