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What book has been the most influential in your life?



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What book has been the most influential in your life?

I can introduce myself as a bookworm, with over 500 books behind me. That's how many books I have read so far. Very recently I read this book called "The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F" which is written by Mark Mason. It is such a great book, a life changer I would say. I have changed my outlook and my thought process and the way I lead my life, after reading that book.

The book stresses about how we must do what we want to do, and why we shouldn't be worried about what other think about what we do. The messages from the book are very strong and practical too. Applying some of the ideologies of the book to real life can benefit us in a very fruitful manner. It especially stresses on how everyone goes through some bad phase in their life, but how we deal with it and move on is what matters. The narration is very funny, such waggish analogies to real life situations. Overall, an amazing and must read book!

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Corzhens

Pardon me if I may sound corny with the book in question. It is the Bible that has the most influence on me. I was born in a Catholic home and I had my education in Catholic schools. Perhaps that explains everything about the influence of the Bible on me. Until now I read the Bible once in a while just to remind me of how a good Catholic should live in this society. I also go to church every weekend which is proof of the Bible's influence on me.



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cmoneyspinner

I'll join you in sounding corny. I was also going to say the Bible.



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jeffreyjose48

There is a parable of the sower in the Bible. The farmer went out to sow his seeds. Some fell along the pathway. The birds came and took everything along the pathway. Some fell on stony places. Some seeds fell on thorny ground. There are many seeds who fell on good soil.

The seeds that were on the pathway is interpreted as this. The word of God that was not understood are taken away by the devil. The ones in the stony places means that those who heard God's word received it with joy but because of troubles and persecution they did not grow. The one in the thorny grounds means the word was choked by the problems of money. The one in good soil means receiving the word of God and understanding it very well.



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sonnyisabeast

It's funny, I kind of read all my books at home. Then I said to myslef, why not read the Bible. I did well in the beginning, I think I read from Genesis to Leviticus, I think. I never got past that, though. Any tips on chapters that are a good read in the Bible? Both Old and New Testament I have copies.



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blackmist

That's true, I think Bible would be the be influential with most of us. We are only kids when we first know about the bible. It's not like that I read all the content of the bible but I am more familiar with most of the stories in it. I enjoy going to my grandmas house before just to hear her Bible stories until I fallen asleep.



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jeffreyjose48

That's great! The Bible is also my answer. I love hearing Bible stories also from our Sunday School class.



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mark8625

Nothing beats the Holy Bible. It is a book of life and very holy. Keep on reading this book and you will never go wrong. Lets keep on praising Him as well because He will always guide us no matter what.



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jeffreyjose48

Yes. I agree with you. Nothing beats the Holy Bible. It is a book of life and very sacred. We will surely be blessed in reading this book. Thank God He gave us His word to guide us.



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stbrians

The bible has transformed the lives of many people. Those who were proud became meek. High tempered people became timid. The proud and haughty did humble. The unfaithful became faithful. It is a sword.



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jeffreyjose48

I agree with you. The Bible has transformed many lives including mine. Those who are proud became humble. High tempered people became low tempered. The proud became humble. The unfaithful became most faithful.



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stbrians

The bible also gives one a peace of mind. You worryless about world calamities because you know God is in control. He will punish the evil doers and has prepared an eternal home for you.



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jeffreyjose48

Today I was able to hear a sermon from the book of acts. We were reading from the book of Acts chapter 20. Somebody shared a message about this. Apostle Paul was saying he has no more responsibility or accountability of the place and people where he preached the gospel.

He shared about the king who is looking for somebody to replace him. He did not want somebody from his family. he called upon all the people and give them seeds. If the seed will grow, then he will be the next king. Everyone came to the king and reported about their trees except for one that complains that his seed did not grow. He was chosen to be the king. Its because the king intentionally gave them a seed that is not supposed to grow because its a dead seed.



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stbrians

S powerful message indeed. I love brainstorming sermons from the bible. The word just becomes live and gives hope.



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mitan143

Bible is actually the first book I've ever read since I was very young at the age of three years old. The bible's teachings with my guardians' teachings as well are what influences me the most. I always hold on to the bible, maybe because I experienced a life with so much challenges and struggles. Also, I am a product of a broken family that's why it's a bit more complicated than it is. Despite these miserable things that happened to me, I still want to hold on to the Bible. So yes, the book that inspires and influences me so much is no other than the Bible.



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stbrians

I share your sentiments. The bible is the book that I started reading at a very tender age. It was like a big novel to me. Now thank God that I understand the real meaning of the word of God.



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ajahcuizon

My father used to ask us to read aloud the Bible when I was a child. He really loves to see us reading the Bible. Since my parents are devoted into service for God, we really have many Bibles in our house. Although the words are deep and profound, I can say that it is still very heartwarming to read.



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jetselle

I agree with you Bible is indeed most influencial book to most of the people. The word of God is absolute and everytime I read it I always inspired of every words in the Bible.



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theresajane

Don't worry, I don't find you corny. In fact, it is not corny in any sense. You grew up religiously and it's such a great thing to live by the words of God. I am with you, Bible has been very helpful in my life as I was trying to understand God and how He loves us unceasingly.



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davedaot04

Why would you guys say it's corny though? It's like you're kind of embarrassed for having the Bible as the most influential book in your life, I'm not even religious but I don't find someone who have been influenced by a Bible, Corny. For me, I would've been proud but I haven't read the Bible yet.



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EfficientNinja

The most influential book for me is Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki. It's great for people who want to increase their financial IQ. I was not a financially literate person before reading this book but it changed me. After reading it, my view on how to become wealthy has changed and it made me read more personal finance and investing books.



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amelia88

I've heard a LOT about this book, but haven't read it myself. I'm curious about it though - I'm very interested in trying to build wealth and understand my finances better. I'll have to check and see if my local library have it available to rent! What book has been the most influential in your life?



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EfficientNinja

Yup, you should! If you can't find any, try to Google a copy. It's a short book but it will change your view on how to build wealth and you'll also want to learn more about the things he discusses in the book.



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amelia88

That's a good idea! I'll give that a try. If you have any other good recommendations for financial books let me know - it's one area of life I really want to dedicate some more time to researching What book has been the most influential in your life?



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EfficientNinja

Have you finished reading it yet? I suggest you also read "Millionaire Next Door" and "The Richest Man in Babylon" too! These are also great books that would help further increase our Financial IQ by spending less and investing more for financial independence.



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mdayrit

Downloaded this book too! It is really very helpful reading this book especially if you are one who is struggling financially. It helps you change how you handle money and makes you wiser in every decision you make regarding your finances.



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EfficientNinja

Agreed. It's very helpful especially to those who are just starting out after University. They don't teach us these things at school and it's up to us to learn these essential things on our own. We should also continuously learn about personal finance so we would learn more about how to manage our money.



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mdayrit

Yes. It is actually great if people finds this book right after University because it would be a great start for them. Knowing to handle your financials as early as you start working would help you have financial freedom faster. You are correct, they never teach these things in school that is why I wish I found this book sooner.



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NerdIndeed

+1 to this. I am a big fan of the book too, and it somehow changed my view and understanding when it comes to the financial and business aspects of the world. Great information about what is classified as an asset or a liability, how to grow your money, where to invest, etc.



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EfficientNinja

Yup! The assets and liabilities part is the gist of the book. We need to focus more on assets and let the revenue that comes from our assets buy luxuries or liabilities. People who don't know about it tend to focus and spend more on liabilities.



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NerdIndeed

Indeed. Financial education is essential these days. When I have kids someday, I'll teach them financial literacy as early as possible. I'll let them know the value of it and make them realize that it doesn't grow on trees.



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EfficientNinja

I wish my parents taught me these as a kid. If I knew the importance of investing back then, I would have spent a lot more time to think about spending my money on impulsive buys. I couldn't blame them because they weren't taught about personal finance too.



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NerdIndeed

Same here, though what I did was listen to the audiobook available on YouTube. The story of two fathers trying to impart financial knowledge on kids that were merely starting to earn money. It has great insights as to what is considered an asset and a liability, the financial quadrant, etc. A great book indeed.



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theresajane

It's my first time hearing about it but based on the title, it pokes my curiosity that I want to search for it.



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mdayrit

Chicken soup for the soul books helps me to look at things lighter. It made me feel thankful of what I have right now. Knowing that people have experienced more difficulties than me and manage to overcome them gives me the push that I can also do it.



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mark8625

There is also a version of Podcast of Chicken soup that I liked the most. I found it very interesting topic. I listen to podcast on that channel most of the time. It is very motivational and one of the best book and topic in podcast.



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mdayrit

That is great to hear. Will check the podcast since there are a lot of Chicken Soup books that I have not read yet. I find it really helpful in lifting me up whenever I feel bad about things happening around me.



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mark8625

I never had a chance to get a copy of Chicken Soup book. I heard how it is and I am planning to get one. I think I should buy in the leading bookstore very soon and see how it differs from the podcast version of it.



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mitan143

True. That book is really inspirational too. During its popularity before, I've heard a lot of people telling how good it is. I could really see how they relate to the book as well. I'm just glad that it inspires a lot of people and touches our hearts. For me, it actually open a lot of realization.



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amelia88

Mine was a marriage book called Marriage Meetings for Lasting Love. It's all about how to communicate effectively in your marriage and to be honest I credit it with ensuring that my marriage didn't fall apart within a couple of years! I think learning more about communication styles is really valuable in many aspects of life, not just in marriages!



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superlicca

If there is a book that has been the most influential in my life, it is Tuesdays with Morrie written by Mitch Albom. The story made me cry a lot and taught me value everything around me and live my life to the fullest. I think Mitch Albom is great at this kind of story. He also wrote the other book, Five people you meet in heaven that also has a meaningful story.



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amelia88

I've read this one too and it's fantastic - very moving and gives you a lot of perspective about how you should not take things for granted! What book has been the most influential in your life?



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mdayrit

I also have read Tuesday's with Morrie and loved the story. I have the ebook copy of Five people you meet in heaven but did not find time yet to start reading it. I'm sure it is also as touching as the other works of Mitch Albom.



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superlicca

Yes, it is. These books are old but I will never forget their stories especially Tuesdays with Morrie. Knowing that this is a non-fiction story, it gives me a lot of motivation and teaches me a lot of lesson in life.



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Kakashi2020

I would say my biggest inspiration is The Holy Bible because it has a variety of great stories in dating even before creation. In my opinion it's the best book in the world.



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Martinsx1

Seriously, the Holy Bible is an amazing piece of writing which contains information on everything that we have going on in our world and lives today. It's only if you know how to find where the information is written in the holy book. The word of God is superior to any other human word written in any other kind of book. God is above everything else and so is his words.



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mark8625

Bible is the best for me also. It is thee holy book and what was written there was all about Him and we are fortunate to know His life before and how grateful He is to us.



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jeffreyjose48

I agree with you. The Holy Bible too is my biggest inspiration in life. I also believe it is the best book in the world. It has many inspirational stories. I love the Holy Bible. I really do.



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Martinsx1

For a good Christian, there is a 90% possibility of choosing the Holy Bible as one's favorite book of inspiration. Take note that it's not all Christians that are into the habit of reading the holy Bible. There are some who don't even own a single copy of Bible not to talk more of reading or studying it.



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mark8625

It is a book of life for me. The only best book of all time. Holy bible is not just a book but our guide. It is connecting what happened from the past that we have to learn from the present up to the future.



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Martinsx1

There are so many of them that I can mention of but let me pen it on a spiritual level of importance. So the best book of inspiration for me would be the Holy Bible as a Christian. It's a book that we believe and have faith in the words that are contained in it as the true word of God. It's above any other written book in the world.



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Barida

Well, it is always nice that we seek refuge in the Bible as Christians as this is one of the ways that you are going to live in peace with everyone around you. I have always have the belief that things will definitely work fine as long as we do the whole teachings of the Holy Book called Bible.



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rlpzbeermoney

"Rich God Poor God" had the most influence in my life. In the Philippines, people have this habit of always relying things on God. From money to things in life we want to achieve, we ask God for it. The book basically states that it's in this habit that makes us poor in the end. God will not do the work for us. It's us that will. I guess it's silly if you come from another country but it's really prevalent here. It's like people are using God as an excuse not to work and earn harder. I was one of them as well not lying.



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NerdIndeed

I found this interesting, so I did my research and found out it was by Chinkee Tan, one of the best financial advisors to date. I'll check this one out and see if it's available at my nearest bookstore. I'm sure this will be a good read.



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rlpzbeermoney

Are you from the Philippines though? He offers his books on his website for half the price of the hardbound ones as an E-Book. I don't think he has reached the powers of a well known writer for his books to reach worldwide. I actually bought it that way to save money. He's preaching how to save money so I'm just following his advice. LOL



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NerdIndeed

Then it's better, an ebook for half of the original price. I prefer to read books electronically anyway. I checked it out, and it seems he has a lot of good deals concerning the books he has on his arsenal. However, most of his books are about saving and not investing, so I don't know.



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rlpzbeermoney

Yes, he is a life coach on saving and investing. Filipinos are really behind on financial education. It's great that he has taught so many already on the ways to invest. Majority of the Singaporean population invests in the stock market while only 2% of Filipinos do so. What I don't like about Chinkee is how he's stingy on giving advice on the internet. I get that we can just purchase all of his books to learn his tips and tricks but I just find it in bad taste that he does this.



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NerdIndeed

I do understand where you're coming from, but one thing is for sure, he does that to entice you in buying his products. That's the only reason why I see he gives limited advice.



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rlpzbeermoney

I guess so. But having bought and read his books, it has given me a new perspective on how to handle money. I like one of his quotes "If you're born poor, it's not your fault. If you die poor, it's your fault." I also found his discussion on the Filipino culture of depending on your parents/highest earning sibling.



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NerdIndeed

Very true, why do we have that culture of depending financially on the highest earner or on someone who works overseas anyway? It's utterly bollocksed, but that's just how it is I guess - family is family.



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theresajane

Reading this makes me want to look for that book whether it's online or in bookstores. After reading it, if I find it meaningful and full of sense, I will come back and thank you.



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Aeolos

I haven't read a book aside from the Bible that had really influenced me a lot. As a christian, the Bible offers us so many things in how we must live our lives in accordance with the God's rule. It is our yardstick of good and bad. We are taught in the trials given by God to his loyal worshipers and we must have faith all the times to Him.



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Martinsx1

"...... It is our yardstick of good and bad..... "

I so much love how you put this statement about how or what the holy Bible signifies for us Christians. It's one book that any true Christian can never do without because it's part of God for us and it shows us an insight into how God wants us to live our lives on earth.



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Aeolos

Way back in high school, our teacher would always says that as a true Christians we must read the Bible as it was only the complete guide book on how we must live. For her, the Bible stands for "Basic Insructions Before Living Earth" which really summarizes what is the main goal of the Bible. However, I know its not only the Bible that differentiate the good and bad as there are a lot of religious texts that help build societies.



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Youngshark

I used to read it avidly as I was growing up. At so.e point however I realized the huge bias it has and hence the need for one to include more religious books in their reading list. To have noteworthy intelligence and undisputable facts especially on matters religion one has to be diverse in reading about the topic.



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stbrians

The most influential book in my life is the bible. If there is any positive change in my life, it was done by the bible.

The bible gives me courage in the times of trouble. It comforts me when bereaved and downhearted. The bible happens to offer sone hope in the life beyond.



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NerdIndeed

A must-have book for everyone. Doesn't matter if your Catholic or not, it is still a good read. I like reading the Old Testament though compared to the New Testament. My favorite is books of Genesis and Exodus in the Old Testament.



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Steve5

I guess it would be the Holy Bible. It contains the longest history of the teachings of Catholicism. I find it inspiring and restorative. Especially, for meditation. This is what informs us of the essence of the life ahead.



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beerthooyah

The most influential book for me was the Bible and I agree with most of the replies that is found in this discussion. Reading the bible just gives me wisdom and if you truly going to study it. All of us will find a substantial amount of wisdom and knowledge that we can use in business, careers or any endeavors that we do in our life.



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jaymish3

Super motivated after reading your comment. I've had the subtle art of not giving a fuck on my kindle for ages. I just have not had the time to read. I learnt about it when I was going through a really hard time in life and I was too depressed to read it. I'll make an effort to get to it. The book that has had an impact on me is Dr Wayne Dyers, I Can See Clearly Now. It completely changed how I look at life and set me in my own path. Before I used to do what society required of me, now I do what I think is best for me. I also think that there is nothing impossible.



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amelia88

I've heard rave reviews about that book! A lot of my friends have read it, people who previously would have probably called themselves people pleasers. I think it's important to get to a point in life where you can say no to things and care less about what others around you think. It's on my to-read list!



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Martinsx1

Apart from the holy Bible, there are two books that have added so much knowledge to my life more than I can ever imagine and those two books are the 48 Laws of Power and Pearl of Wisdom. The information and knowledge I manged to pick up from reading these books are priceless.



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ajahcuizon

Aside from The Bible, the book that I took as my inspiration is The Power by Rhonda Byrne. It tells me that I can get hold of my life in which way I want it to go. That as long as my mind focus to achieve it, I'll be able to get. It also explains how the law of attraction works. I got inspired that I can do and have anything, I just have to think that it is already mine.



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amelia88

Is that kind of like the book "The Secret"? I can't remember the author's name of that one, but it was the same kind of premise - that you attract certain things based on your mindset.



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ajahcuizon

Yes, The Power and The Secret were both written by Byrne. Both of them tells us that we can get ahold of what may happen to our life. Different approach but same thing to deliver. I always think that things will happen in my way and in the way I want it to be, I just have to believe.



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NerdIndeed

"The Secret" is written by Rhonda Byrne. I currently have one and received it as a gift from a colleague. The main message of the book and Foreword is:

"May The Secret bring you love and joy for your entire existence.
That is my intention for you and for the world."

I haven't finished reading the book entirely though.



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Barida

I have been trying to understand how the law of attraction works and I feel that reading this book is going to go a long way in helping me to understand it better. Another thing, I have been trying to read motivational books as it is one of the ways that I remain focused in life.



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mitan143

Me either, I also have been trying to understand how the law of attraction works. I'm still a little confused from those books I have read before. Maybe I should try it in this book. I haven't read this one though.



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ajahcuizon

Try to read this book and you'll definitely learn how the law of attraction works. I have learned it first from my teacher when I was in highschool but I got confused on how does it work. But then I got chanve to undersrand it better since I got this book. I have learned a lot from here. Also, it is very motivational as it always reminds me how possible things can happen as long as we really want to have it.



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mdayrit

"The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho also says the same for me. That when you want something you just have to be determined and set your mind to it and you will eventually get it. My favorite quote from the book is "when you desperately want something, the universe will conspire in helping you to achieve it".



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mdayrit

I agree that Bible will always be the first one that will come to mind when asked which book have influenced our life. It's a holy book that serves as a guide for everything that we do and how we view things around us. As Christians, it is the first inspirational book that we are taught. It contains different stories about love, life challenges and sacrifice which as you grow up could influence your decisions and actions.



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romyter013

I agree too Bible really is the best inspirational book that we can start up with topic. For all the books and movies that we watched, Its always about good and bad, the one, good guys win in the end, delusions, forgiveness, love, how different languages started, its all in one package and all the ideas are can be read from one book, the Bible.



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coolavender

The bible has the most impact among the books I've read. It provides complete guidance on the most important questions in life. I've been a voracious reader since my childhood days and none of the books I've read can compare to the many lessons I've learned and I'm still learning from the bible. It's the most complete set of books I've ever read. If you want content on gore, betrayals, war stories, adultery, strategies, money lessons, relationship goals, futuristic topics, the bible has them all! The Old Testament has very interesting stories that impart important life and leadership lessons. More importantly, the bible strengthened my faith in God. I mean it's one thing to experience God in my life and another thing to realize how others experience him, too.

I also draw some inspiration from books like The Richest Man in Babylon, Rich Dad, Poor Dad and that old feminist book, Games Mother Never Taught You.



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jayjaydimson

A sad story book can make ne emotional because I am easily touched on stories that is sad.



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mitan143

I got easily emotional to sad stories too. But I don't want to read sad stories as possible as I can because I don't want to be sad either. I only read some of it when it comes to me by chance. I mean like it just happen that I saw the story while I'm browsing on the internet or to a social media site.



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esteban123

I think the book that made a significant influence in my life was the book about Dr. Jose P. RIzal because it made me realize and learned the abuses committed by the Spaniards to my fellowmen a long long time ago. It was really a heart breaking and crucial situation because we are fighting for our independence and freedom from being a colony. Many of my countrymen died before just to fight for the freedom that we are asking for a long time ago to Spaniards.



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anchoreztin

Hello Fellow countrymen, I love the works of Dr. Jose Rizal too. I enjoy my two subjects during high school about his two famous books. During college, I discovered that aside from his works, he has a lot of other works too. One of my favorites are his poems and love letters to the special women in his life.



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edencaga

Yes, that's true. Bible is the most influential book for me as it has a lot of lessons and good deeds from the stories from Jesus and his disciples time. Especially here in Philippines, we do read bible, in school and group youth. I remember in our Christian living class, our teacher formed us a group for bible reflection sharing but at that time I am still not interested on those kind of stories but as I grow older I have realizations that bible is indeed a good book for us to read. You will really get some lessons their. I also read the stories of each of the apostles like Peter, Paul, John and others. There stories are such amazing, their faith to our God serves as our inspiration and that's what I like about it.



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jeffreyjose48

There is another book that made a great impact in my life. Its a book by Paul Yonggi Cho. Its entitled the Fourth Dimension.



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bachiekins

I'm just starting to read that book and I agree with you. I have a few that truly influenced me. One of which is a classic by Harper Lee - To Kill a Mocking Bird. I love how the story is through the eyes of an innocent girl, Scout. I also love The Shack. I believed it was made into a film but I didn't watch it. God of Small Things, Kafka on the Shore are some that are too weirs but I immensely enjoyed.



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anchoreztin

I know most people will answer The Bible because undeniably it is very imfluential. For me too, bible is the first influential book in my life. But aside from that, two of the influential book I have is the Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren and Chicken Soup for The Soul. I love how I have my daily dose of devotion and Bible verse. Those books gives me daily inspirational story and quotes.



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Jeane

One of the books that has been most influential in my life is a fiction book titled, "South Sea Adventure."

The story is interesting but what I learned from this book was how to embrace diversity and accept people for who they are and not what they appear to be. It's easy for many people to judge people by appearances only but they judge wrongly and don't for that reason ever find out how things could have been different if they interacted with this person/people they never bothered trying to know.

That is how I got to meet and have friends from numerous social and economic backgrounds and from each of them I learned a valuable lesson.



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NerdIndeed

Hmm, this might be an interesting read. I'll check it out. It might help fix some personal relationships that I experience at present. Thanks for the suggestion, Jeane. All the best!



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HappyLady

I have to say the Bible seeing as that is the book I use most. I live by that and preach what it says.

However, one book that really had a great impact on me was the one I read when finishing my first degree. It was Douglas Adam's "Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy." This kept me sane enough to pass some difficult final exams because it would turn my brain off for a bit. The sheer silliness of the book helped. Later in life, it was Adrian Plass's "The Theatrical Tapes of Leonard Thynn" for very similar reasons, although probably only Christians would understand why.

Currently, it remains the Bible overall. There so much more to it than a rule or history book.



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Gilgamesh

El Filibusterismo and Noli me Tangere really hook me up. The author of the book is the Philippine national hero named Jose Rizal.

Actually it is a historical book where he used hes work in order to inspire hes country man to fought for tge invaders in that time. The background itself upon writing and publishing the book have a lot of trial but he managed to overcome it.

Even the book itself has a lot of tru to life lessons which we can really can benefit into if we really accept and apply it into our life. In conclusion, I am very grateful because I read a book that is a life changer.



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NerdIndeed

The first book that got me into reading was the Davinci Code. It was a novel by Dan Brown citing some activities that the Church undertakes. It is quite interesting, yet fictional. However, since it made a lot of controversies, several authors and creators followed suit.



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superlicca

It is great to hear that a lot of members here are stating that the Bible has been the most influential book for them. I wonder why I did not think of it. I guess I focused on the storytelling books and forgot that a bible is great!



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jayjaydimson

I love reading emotional books, because it really touches my heart when I'm reading one. It makes me realise how people live their life without having enough money.



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MomoStarr16

Not want to be cheesy but as a Christian for me bible will be my answer. Reading it for almost 6 years and it always happen to amaze me more and more. My faith changes my lifestyle and made me a different person. That was just for me and I do love the Bible that makes me read it every morning to guide me and inspire me for my everyday challenges.



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jpk0007

I am not a very religious person.The book that has had a great influence on my life is a book named , The Art of Living which is written beautifully by William Heart. This book was recommended by one of my friends.

After reading this book my life changed completely. The subject of this book is a meditation technique called Vipassana. I did a course of Vipassana which lasted for ten days and after completing the course I completely rediscovered my outlook towards life and my goals. This book has been immensely beneficial for me and I would highly recommend it to everyone.



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anyone01

The book that most significantly changed my life was "Flower for Algernon". It was first book that I read and when I read it I couldn't accept what I was perusing. Maybe the book was shouting at me. The story is of a rationally impeded man in the 1960s who experiences a radical and trial strategy that makes him among the most astute individuals on earth. He can get the hang of anything in a flash. The book is amazing in light of the fact that it covers issues I didn't appreciate as a tyke.



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DISTEFANO115

It was a financial book called "ipon diary" it's in Tagalog and it means a diary about savings. The writer of the book is Mr. Chinkee Tan, it contains information and tips on how to save money, and what mistakes people usually make. I learned in that book how to save properly and efficiently, and notice some of the mistakes I made along the way. I was so inspired and filled with knowledge, It made me realize how to spend my money wisely and avoid buying unnecessary stuff like Gucci clothes.



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thejoyrevolutio

Harry Potter. Growing up I’m always been a fan. It is the first book I really read for enjoyment. I grew a fascination with reading due to it. Harry Potter made me wonder how words can convey feelings and emotions. It took me to a different world. It shape me into a reader. I think witout Harry Potter I would not be as much of a reader or writer as to I am right now.



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cks003

I was influenced by my neighbour to invest in stock market recently. Before that, to me the stock market is something complex and hard to understand. When browsing through some of the financial self help books, I came across a book entitled Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham. The emphasis of the book is not on financial knowledge, but what is more important than that is the personal character when trading in the market. It helps investor to be equipped with necessary psychological traits and I find it to be the most important book in my investment career.



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emiaj55

Would I sound unfaithful if I don't say the Bible?
The thing is, though the Bible would helped me a lot times in my life, there are laso passages that I can't relate to, and I can't really understand.

The book that had the greatest influence in my life is The Purpose driven Life. It has a more focused topics and applicable ideas on my day to day life. It has helped me sort through my priorities and get through my promblems at some time. It was really an inspriring book.



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macatangay

Mitch Album "Tuesdays with Morrie". I first encountered this book when I was in grade school and I understand nothing at all maybe because I was too young to uncover the deeper meaning of the book but our path crossed again after 5 years that was then I understand what the book was implying. It changed my perspective on life and death. After that I become a fan of his works and started reading his other works like Five People You Meet in Heaven which is a also a great book.



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Bravosi

My favorite book is also my soulmate, it was a very influental book in my life. It was called Captive Universe.
It was written by Harry Harrison, a genius writer, I must say.

Long story short, everything is not as simple as it seems at the start. Just like our actual life. There's always a truth or secret hiding. You just have to read it, it's epic.



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laurenb111

The most influential book I’ve ever read has got to be The Success Principles by Jack Canfield. I recommend everyone striving to achieve their goals, striving to make something of themselves, to read this book. It’s really just a collection of inspiring ideas, a guide to getting to where you want to be, how you want to live your life, how to get what you want. I grew quite a bit while reading this. I’ve incorporated into my life a lot of practices the book recommends and the outcome has been one-hundred-percent positive. This book is a blueprint. A blueprint everyone needs to tack on the wall; a book everyone needs to read. It’s influenced me more than any other book, and I totally recommend you read it!



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