Each month, a ton of new spiritual and self-help books hit the market. It’s easy to get overwhelmed or miss out on some new releases.
We created Elevated Existence Monthly Book Picks to help our readers narrow down their search, and make sure they don’t miss some great options!
Here are the picks for May 2017. They are listed below in alphabetical order. Click on each title to go directly to Amazon and find out more about the book.
“10 Messages Your Angels Want You to Know,” by Doreen Virtue
In this nondenominational book by bestselling author, Doreen Virtue, you’ll read 10 comforting and inspiring messages in the collective voice of God’s angels, who already know the questions in your heart. Received by lifelong clairvoyant Virtue, they deliver Divine wisdom on important topics such as your true identity, free will, relationships, healing, spiritual and earthly fulfillment and more.
“Animal Lessons: Discovering Your Spiritual Connection with Animals,” by Danielle MacKinnon
Develop a deeper, more positive relationship with the animals in your life and become a better person using “Animal Lessons,” written by intuitive and animal communicator Danielle MacKinnon. All around you, animals are acting as therapists, trainers, mentors, and gurus―if you pay attention. They want to guide you toward the next step in your personal evolution, and this first-of-its-kind book shows you how to understand and benefit from them.
“Calm Cure: The Unexpected Way to Improve Your Health, Your Life and Your World,” by Sandy C. Newbigging
Do you have health, money, relationship or career problems that just won’t go away? In Calm Cure, bestselling author Sandy C. Newbigging explains that most of us are so preoccupied with trying to deal with the symptoms of our issues that we never get around to discovering and resolving their underlying causes. Discover the surprising hidden causes of your health and life problems; why other things you’ve done to create positive change have not worked; why you keep recreating the same patterns over and over; and the 3-step Calm Cure technique to help your body heal and improve key areas of your life. It also includes a listing of the most common mind-based causes of more than 101 physical conditions.
“Driving Miss Norma: One Family’s Journey Saying ‘Yes’ to Living,” by Tim Bauerschmidt
When Miss Norma was diagnosed with uterine cancer, she was advised to undergo surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. But at 90 years old, the newly widowed woman decided to take a road trip around the country with her retired son Tim, his wife Ramie and their dog, Ringo. She tried regional foods for the first time, takes a hot air balloon ride, goes horseback riding and more, and her health improves. Formerly taboo conversations unfold, and Norma, Tim and Ramie bond in new ways. Stop by stop, state by state, they meet countless people from all walks of life—strangers who become fast friends and welcome them with kindness and open hearts.
“From Deep Space with Love: A Conversation about Consciousness, the Universe, and Building a Better World,” by Mike Dooley
Bestselling author Mike Dooley brings a conversation with a collective of eight beings, named Frank, from a distant planet to the pages of a new book. Frank knows what we’re going through because they’ve been there too. Their civilization, once beset by many of the same challenges we face, has now advanced to a point where they can offer an informed and compassionate perspective on our trials, tribulations and triumphs here on Earth. Speaking Dooley with medium Tracy Farquhar serving as their channel, Frank answers questions about a variety of topics, including our current political and social realities; the power of imagination, meditation, concentrated thought, divination and payer; and more.
“I Hope I Screw This Up: How Falling in Love with Your Fears Can Change the World,” by Kyle Cease
After 25 years of achieving what he thought were his dreams of being a headlining touring comedian and actor, Kyle Cease suddenly discovered that the belief that “When something happens, I will be happy” is a complete lie. With nothing more than an intuition, he decided to quit his stand-up career at its peak, and now—as a transformational comedian, he brings his one-of-a-kind self-help wisdom to sold-out audiences in his Evolving Out Loud Live stage show. In this book, he disarms readers as he leads them to their own personal breakthroughs, helping them to recognize that actual happiness and fulfillment is available to them—not in some distant future, but right now. He explains how when you embrace your pain, fear and vulnerability instead of pushing it away, you will discover an authentic creativity and power that is truly unstoppable.
“No Time Like the Present: Finding Freedom, Love and Joy Right Where You Are,” by Jack Kornfield
Internationally beloved teacher of meditation and mindfulness Jack Kornfield reveals that you can be happy now, this minute, with the keys to inner freedom. He shows readers how they get stuck and how they can free ourselves, wherever they are and whatever their circumstances. Renowned for his mindfulness practices and meditations, he provides these keys for opening gateways to immediate shifts in perspective and clarity of vision, allowing us to see how to change course, take action, or—when we shouldn’t act—just relax and trust. Each chapter presents a path to a different kind of freedom—freedom from fear, freedom to start over, to love, to be yourself, and to be happy—and guides readers into an active process to engage the mind, heart, and spirit.
“The Power of Significance: How Purpose Changes Your Life,” John C. Maxwell
New York Times bestselling author, John C. Maxwell shares how to achieve a life of purpose and meaning in his newest book, drawn from more than 50 years of experience. He offers practical guidance and motivation to get readers started on their personal path to significance, including how to find your why, how to start small, but believe big, and live every day as if it matters — because it does.
“Radical Acceptance: The Secret to Happy, Lasting Love,” by Andrea Miller
Loving the lovable parts of your partner is easy. He’s funny, charming, smart, successful, and kind. He’s perfect. Except for when he is not. Maybe he suddenly feels like the most frustrating person on the planet. Or maybe you’re simply not feeling heard or seen. Or loved enough. It’s these proverbial unlovable parts that make loving all of him so tough. But imagine if you let go of your itch to fix, judge, improve, or control your partner. Imagine if you replaced judgment with compassion and empathy. Tremendous empowerment and liberation come from loving someone—and being loved—for who we really are. This is called Radical Acceptance. Whether you’re looking for Mr. Right or are already with him, this is your powerful five-step guide to attaining life’s ultimate prize: unconditional love.
“White Hot Truth: Clarity for Keeping It Real on Your Spiritual Path from One Seeker to Another,” by Danielle LaPorte
Has your self-help become self-criticism? Danielle LaPorte cheerleads you to own your wisdom and self-worth by having a good laugh (and maybe a good cry) at the ways you’ve been trying to improve on your self-improvement in this new book. Rooted in compassion, feminism, and spiritual activism White Hot Truth is an intimate and (hilariously) relatable account of self-help tales gone wrong, and very right.
“The Yogi Code: Seven Universal Laws of Infinite Success,” by Yogi Cameron
Yogi Cameron takes thousands of years of yogic wisdom and distills them down into seven universal principles that takes yoga off the mat and into your daily life. These include Routine, Practice, Purpose and more. Learn to balance daily demands while achieving a higher level of consciousness and self-knowledge; create new routines to build a strong foundation for centering oneself and being guided by intuition; follow exercises, including breathing techniques and more.
“You Are Amazing: A Help-Yourself Guide for Trusting Your Vibes and Reclaiming Your Magic,” by Sonia Choquette-Tully and Sabrina Choquette-Tully
Trained by their mom, Sonia Choquette, a world-renowned spiritual teacher and visionary guide, Sonia and Sabrina know how to move through life with trust and confidence using their intuition and their intellect. In this book, they share their successes and failures and teach how to become your own best friend, trust your vibes and your heart, quiet that jerk who lives in your head, and move through life with confidence, trust, and creativity, even if you’re not totally sure where you’re going.