The 8 Best Books on Finding Inner Peace

BookSummaryClub Blog The 8 Best Books on Finding Inner Peace

No matter who you are and at what stage of life you are in, there is always an element of searching for inner peace and, ultimately, happiness. Most of our minds are constantly in flux, thinking about what-ifs, should-haves and need-tos. It leaves us exhausted, filled with anxiety and longing for the day we find our happiness. But what does your happiness really look like? How do you change what you’re doing and how you’re thinking to realise your ultimate goal? It’s a challenge that everyone faces, you are not alone. The reading list in this article focusses on the best books on finding inner peace. With their help, you will be able to discover the secret ways that will lead you to peace and happiness

Books on finding inner peace


The Zen Commandments by Dean Sluyter

Discover more about:

  • Liberating yourself from exaggerated anxieties about the past and future by living in the now.
  • Finding simplicity by uncluttering your life from within.
  • Letting go of disappointment
  • Living fully and laughing deeply

This book by Dean Sluyter is a clever combination of modern and ancient. It brings you a practical guide to finding your inner freedom. By cultivating a sense of peace, happiness and balance, the reader will be able to begin their journey of finding inner peace and happiness. The step-by-step techniques provided in this book will leave you feeling more fulfilled and enlightened making your life simpler. An easy read, this book’s look at the world using everything from religion to movies, might be exactly what you need to understand the basic principles of seeking a zen life.

 📘 BOOK #2

Happiness by Matthieu Ricard

Discover more about:

  • Developing happiness as a skill
  • Concentrating on the fundamental things in life
  • Changing the way you view the world
  • Lessons and exercises to develop a happier life

Molecular biologist turned Buddhist monk, Matthieu Ricard, uses his book to show that happiness is not just an emotion or destination, but a skill that can be developed. Ricard’s personal journey highlights that anybody can achieve happiness if they know how to rethink the realities in our lives. The book combines Buddhist beliefs, scientific research and Western philosophy to show the reader how simple it is to find happiness despite how hard it seems in a fast-paced modern world. 

 📘 BOOK #3

The Miracle of Mindfulness by Thich Nhat Hanh 

Discover more about:

  • Learning the skill of mindfulness
  • Greater self-understanding
  • Finding inner peace
  • Practical exercises to build mindfulness

Thich Nhat Hanh has always provided surprisingly simple solutions to the complex living of humans. In this book, readers will be able to learn the beauty of mindfulness by following the practical exercises provided. Each moment holds an opportunity to develop mindfulness and the ability to forget the anxiety of living in the past and worrying about the future.

 📘 BOOK #4

The Tao of Inner Peace by Diane Dreher

Discover more about:

  • Guidelines for change
  • Recognizing our inner rhythms
  • Affirmations and Journaling techniques
  • Seeking personal balance

In this book, the author applies the classic Chinese spiritual guide to the challenges of modern life. By implementing these principles, readers can establish inner peace and thereby transform their surroundings. It is filled with insight, case studies, exercises and positive affirmations that will enable you to face fears, release tensions, resolve conflicts and find your inner rhythm. Tao principles may be centuries old, but it can still be used in the modern world to achieve the same result: inner peace to bring about positive change.

 📘 BOOK #5

Little Book of Inner Peace by Ashley Davis Bush

Discover more about:

  • Acceptance
  • Gratitude
  • Compassion
  • Beyond yourself toward world peace

This illustrated guide by Ashley Davis Bush is written to help you let go of everyday stresses and find inner peace.  Filled with practical tools, strategies and exercises,  this book will guide you towards your own inner peace and help you to find harmony with those around you. It highlights the benefits of mindfulness and meditation in order to enable the reader to express gratitude, compassion, creativity and relaxation in everything that they do.

 📘 BOOK #6

10 Secrets for Success and Inner Peace By Dr Wayne W. Dyer

Discover more about:

  • Why material success is not what we’re ultimately trying to achieve
  • A deeper, richer life
  • Simple ways to change your life
  • Changing your outlook on life

This book by Dr Wayne Dyer was written to make us reconsider what truly defines success. In a world where the pursuit of material things as a symbol of success is widespread, the author helps us realise that that is not our ultimate goal. With ten principles to identify your “inner candle flame” or rather your true desires, readers will be able to live a deeper, richer life. 

 📘 BOOK #7

The Way of the Warrior by Erwin Raphael McManus

Discover more about:

  • Self-examination and the pursuit of spiritual wholeness
  • Guidance to establish peace and tranquillity
  • How to actively pursue inner peace

This book is a more assertive approach to achieving inner peace. Pastor and author, Erwin Raphael McManus, documents his belief in actively seeking out inner peace by self-examination and active pursuit. Touching on themes of humility, focus, ownership, clarity, strength and vulnerability, he guides listeners to a deeper understanding of their inner workings and provides the guidance they need to establish peace and tranquillity. This book delivers wisdom in a way to make readers become warriors in their search for inner peace.

 📘 BOOK #8

The Practice by Barb Schmidt

Discover more about:

  •  A three-part daily routine that will guide you to deep happiness, security, and confidence
  • The wellspring of inner peace and happiness that exists inside each one of us
  • Not focussing on outward things that are supposed to make us happy

This book was written by Barb Schmidt with busy lives in mind. Readers will identify with the description of how happiness and inner peace gets lost in daily routines and responsibilities. The book provides simple techniques that require only a few minutes a day which will help readers achieve inner peace irrespective of their busy lives. Developed considering a variety of religions and teachings, the daily routine provided by the author will guide readers to happiness, security and confidence.

The eight books on inner peace in this article will definitely help you on your journey to obtaining peace and happiness.  Inner peace is a state to be achieved and to be improved upon continuously, it just doesn’t appear and stays with you forever. You have to build awareness of what takes away from your inner peace, what triggers anxiety in your life and you need to know how to find your way back to a calm state.

As much as everyone’s journey is unique, the goal is often the same. These books consider ancient eastern philosophies, scientific research, modern ideas and ancient practices to allow the reader to find the path which most resounds with them. Happiness awaits! So start reading now! You can also check out our articles on conquering fears, modern stoicism and simplifying your life to help you on your journey of inner peace.

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