Books That Changed My Life

Books That Changed My Life Steven Shomler

I have Read 100s of Books…

I have read 100s and 100s of books in my life and reading books is one of the two disciplines that have most helped me to change my life and make my story extraordinary.
Stay tuned for info about that second life changing discipline coming soon! 

I have recently added an article to the Spark to Bonfire website that has a list of the Top 25 LifeChange/Achievement books I recommend both for my Bonfire Trailblazers, as well as for people who are wanting to upgrade their life and/or pursue life change & go live the life their heart longs for.

Here is a  link to that article –

Books That Changed My Life 

This article contains a list of the books that have had the greatest impact on my personal & professional journey.

These books are more or less listed in the order that I first read them.



The Books That Changed My Life:


the hobbit by j. r. r. tolkien

The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien


Justice League of America #132

Justice League of America #132 by Gerry Conway

The Tower Treasure (The Hardy Boys #1) by Franklin W. Dixon

The Tower Treasure (The Hardy Boys #1) by Franklin W. Dixon


The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom

How to Win Friends How to Win Friends & Influence People by
Dale Carnegie

The Greatest Salesman in the World (particularly scroll 3) by Og Mandino

As a Man Thinketh by James Allen

How I Raised Myself from Failure to Success in Selling by Frank Bettger

The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck

Legacy of the Heart: The Spiritual Advantages of a Painful Childhood by Wayne Muller

People of the Lie by M. Scott Peck

Man’s Search for Meaning
by Viktor E. Frankl

Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster

On The Anvil by Max Lucado

God Came Near by Max Lucado

Working the Angles by Eugene H. Peterson

Five Smooth Stones Eugene H. Peterson

Under the Unpredictable Plant Eugene H. Peterson

The Message by Eugene H. Peterson

What’s So Amazing About Grace? by Philip Yancey

The Journey of Desire: Searching for the Life We Only Dreamed of by John Eldredge

Rules For Revolutionaries: The Capitalist Manifesto for Creating and Marketing New Products and Services by Guy Kawasaki

Juicing the Orange: How to Turn Creativity into a Powerful Business Advantage by Pat Fallon and Fred Senn

Primal Leadership: Unleashing the Power of Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyatzis, and Annie McKee

Change or Die: The Three Keys to Change at Work and in Life Alan Deutschman

Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia Elizabeth Gilbert

Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves

Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us by Seth Godin

Crush It!: Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion by Gary Vaynerchu

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain

The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Steven Pressfield

Turning Pro: Tap Your Inner Power and Create Your Life’s Work by Steven Pressfield

The Artist’s Journey: The Wake of the Hero’s Journey and the Lifelong Pursuit of Meaning by Steven Pressfield

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live (especially chapter 3 ~ Understanding and Combating Shame) by Brené Brown

You Are a Badass at Making Money: Master the Mindset of Wealth Life by Jen Sincero

The Science of Stuck: Breaking Through Inertia to Find Your Path Forward by Britt Frank  





Books That Changed My Life