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Best Self Discovery Books Reviewed & Ranked

Our list of some of the best Self Discovery books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.

1. Zen as F*ck: A Journal for Practicing the Mindful Art of Not Giving a Sh*t (Zen as F*ck Journals) (2018)

 Best Self Discovery Books Reviewed & RankedThe road to serenity is ahead, and it’s paved with a f*ck-ton of profanity. When quiet meditation and peaceful mantras aren’t enough to cut through the bullsh*t and brighten your day―hold close the pages of Zen as F*ck. On each and every page, you can give the good around you a warm f*cking hug and kick the bad on its ass. Journal your way through positive affirmations and cathartic-as-f*ck activities on your liberating journey toward something pretty close to happiness. Sprinkle, scatter, or set off a glitter-bomb of happy vibes onto your trail of tranquility with Zen as F*ck!• Start sparkling like the…
Author(s): Monica Sweeney

2. Get a PhD in YOU: A Course in Miraculous Self-Discovery (2017)

 Best Self Discovery Books Reviewed & Ranked“Julie nails it! The best investment you will ever make is an investment in YOU, because who you are becoming is more important that what you do. The potential upside for a significant return on investment from utilizing this book is priceless! Get a PhD in YOU is just that – an investment in uncovering the best version of yourself, who is meant to shine and feel purposeful so you can live your most fulfilling life. I’m thrilled that Julie is sharing her strategies with the world and for the journey that you’re about to embark on!” — What if you learned to master your inner world so that you could…
Author(s): Julie Reisler

3. Self-Discovery Journal: The Most Important Questions You MUST Ask Yourself To Find Out Who You Really Are, What You Really Want And The TRUE Reason Behind Why You Might Fail At Certain Things! (2019)

 Best Self Discovery Books Reviewed & RankedWhat are you worth to yourself?Is It Worth $15 To Find Out Who You Really Are and What your true passion is?Is it worth $15 to have access to a proven strategy of self-exploration and introspection that will help even the most lost and unaware person find themselves?Is it worth $15 to discover why you do the things you do and learn how to turn your biggest obstacle (procrastination and self-sabotage) into your #1 asset?To eliminate your damaging behaviors, increase your social confidence, and to develop the single most important trait (no it’s not what you…
Author(s): Gnosis Lifestyle

4. Personality Types: Using the Enneagram for Self-Discovery (1996)

 Best Self Discovery Books Reviewed & Ranked” The Enneagram is an extraordinary framework for understanding more about ourselves. No matter from which point of view we approach it, we discover fresh conjunctions of new and old ideas.” So writes Don Riso in this expanded edition of his classic interpretation of the Enneagram, the ancient psychological system used to understand the human personality. In addition to updating the descriptions of the nine personality types, Personality Types, Revised greatly expands the accompanying guidelines and, for the first time, uncovers the Core Dynamics, or Levels of Development, within each type. This skeletal system…
Author(s): Don Richard Riso, Russ Hudson

5. The Gift of Being Yourself: The Sacred Call to Self-Discovery (Spiritual Journey) (2015)

 Best Self Discovery Books Reviewed & Ranked“Grant, Lord, that I may know myself that I may know thee.” ―Augustine Much is said in Christian circles about knowing God. But Christians throughout the ages have agreed that there cannot be deep knowledge of God without deep knowledge of the self. Discerning your true self is inextricably related to discerning God’s purposes for you. Paradoxically, the more you become like Christ, the more you become authentically yourself. In this profound exploration of Christian identity, psychologist and spiritual director David G. Benner illuminates the spirituality of self-discovery. He exposes…
Author(s): David G. Benner, M. Basil Pennington

6. Self Discovery Journal: 200 Questions to Find Who You Are and What You Want in All Areas of Life (Self Discovery Journal, Self Discovery Questions) (2018)

 Best Self Discovery Books Reviewed & RankedWho am I? What do I want?- If you finally want these questions answered, then keep reading…Whether you’re looking for some midnight writing inspiration or hoping to delve into the questions that have boggled the greatest minds in history, then Self-Discovery Journal has something for you. Being a modern-day scribe myself, I’ve found no better therapy for soothing the soul and tool for self-discovery than some good ol’ journal writing. This is why I’ve compiled for you a series of questions that will not only serve as writing practice but will…
Author(s): Gerald Confienza

7. Loveable: Embracing What Is Truest About You, So You Can Truly Embrace Your Life (2017)

 Best Self Discovery Books Reviewed & Ranked-Katherine Willis Pershey, author of Very Married: Field Notes on Love and Fidelity In Loveable, Dr. Kelly Flanagan writes, "We rarely remember the precious months or years when we experienced our worthiness as a fact. A given. Something as present, real, and natural as breathing and playing and animal crackers."IT'S TIME TO REMEMBER.Dr. Flanagan is a clinical psychologist and father known to millions for the letters he writes to his children and shares on his blog. Loveable is written to the little one in each of us, who is all too ready to be reminded: you are enough, you are not alone, and you matter. In…
Author(s): Kelly Flanagan

8. Kokology: The Game of Self-Discovery (2000)

 Best Self Discovery Books Reviewed & RankedThe bestselling Japanese phenomenon, Kokology is the addictive and fun pop-quiz game that uses proven psychological principles to reveal your hidden attitudes about sex, family, love, work, and more.Introducing Kokology—the fascinating, addictive pop-psych quiz game that reveals the surprising real you. Created by a famous Japanese psychologist, kokology is the study of kokoro (“mind” or “spirit” in Japanese). Based on sound psychological principles, Kokology asks you to answer questions about seemingly innocent…
Author(s): Tadahiko Nagao, Isamu Saito

9. The Book of Awakening: Having the Life You Want by Being Present to the Life You Have (2000)

 Best Self Discovery Books Reviewed & RankedPhilosopher-poet and cancer survivor, Mark Nepo opens a new season of freedom and joy–an escape from deadening, asleep-at-the wheel sameness–that is both profound and clarifying. His spiritual daybook is a summons to reclaim aliveness, liberate the self, take each day one at a time, and to savor the beauty offered by life’s unfolding. Reading his poetic prose is like being given second sight, exposing the reader to life’s multiple dimensions, each one drawn with awe and affection. The Book of Awakening is the result of his journey of the soul and will inspire others to embark on their own. Nepo speaks of spirit and…
Author(s): Mark Nepo

10. [Insert Self-Discovery Here] (2019)

 Best Self Discovery Books Reviewed & RankedWho needs a road map for life when you can just improvise in a cozy cabin in the woods? Belinda Roddie’s debut novel, [Insert Self-Discovery Here], tackles young love and the coming-of-age story in a fresh, humorous, and refreshingly honest way. A fun addition to the New Adult genre! Jamie has never exactly been sure about what she wants to do in life, despite an initial plan to become a history teacher sans a passion for history. So when the motive for her education and work – her girlfriend Emily – breaks up with her after their college graduation, she’s left with the typical twenty-something depression and a complete lack of…
Author(s): Belinda Roddie

11. The Writing Prompt Journal: A Creative Self-Discovery Guide (200+ Creative Self-Discovery Secrets) (2018)

 Best Self Discovery Books Reviewed & RankedThis Self-Discovery Journal provides more than 200 thoroughly unique & enjoyable writing prompts. Skyrocket your self-esteem, develop your creativity and explore all area’s of life: This beautifully designed writing prompts journal, can be used at your own space to give you the maximum benefit. Furthermore, there are wisdom quotes throughout this writing prompt journal to motivate you when you feel a lack of inspiration.Discover your best-self now & scroll up to buy your own Writing Prompts Journal. The writing prompts in this Self Discovery journal are…
Author(s): 21 Exercises

Best Self Discovery Books Reviewed & Ranked

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Kriya Yoga for Self-Discovery: Practices for Deep States of Meditation

Author(s): Keith G. Lowenstein, Andrea J. Lett
ID: 2981570, Publisher: Inner Traditions/Bear & Company, Year: 2021, Size: 8 Mb, Format: epub

Meditations on the Trail: A Guidebook for Self-Discovery

Author(s): Christopher Ives
ID: 2983613, Publisher: Wisdom Publications, Year: 2021, Size: 1 Mb, Format: epub

Curative Magic: A Witch's Guide to Self Discovery, Care & Healing

Author(s): Rachel Patterson
ID: 2587979, Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, LTD., Year: 2020, Size: 2 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are absolutely chart-busters according to USA Today, others are drafted 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 links you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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