My Top 7 Manifesting Books

September 19, 2014 | 36 Comments »

Best Law of Attraction BooksWhile it was Adrian Calabrese and Lynn Grabhorn who introduced me to conscious creation, and while I consider Ask And It Is Given the LOA bible, the books listed below are the ones that remain at my fingertips for their enduring inspiration:

1. The Writings of Florence Scovel Shinn
“Finding the words that click” is the core of Flo’s message, and is the foundational skill of my manifesting practice. Plus, I think she’s super cool.

2. The Works of Neville
No one says it quite like Neville, and his work gets to the heart of creating powerful results. Many savvy creators “get it” at a deeper level after spending time with Neville.

3. The Intention Experiment
Lynne McTaggart’s layman summary of mind blowing studies conducted in labs over the last several decades makes it easier than ever to believe in our manifesting powers. “Big” things won’t seem so crazy or impossible after reading this!

4. Pollyanna
It’s not a how-to tutorial manifesting book, and some might argue this children’s book doesn’t belong on an LOA book list, but to me it’s an inspiring example of mastering the art of better feeling thoughts. You can’t help but get better at it after studying Pollyanna.

5. The Science of Making Things Happen
For me Kim Romaner has the perfect blend of the science with practical applications and success stories. This book made me a more confident manifestor.

6. The Magical Path
Marc Allen exudes such a chilled out relaxed vibe, that you can’t help but feel looser and lighter after spending time in his world. His own life also offers proof positive of what he preaches, which is another reason he made my top seven list.

7. The Answer
John Assaraf does an excellent job of applying the science of conscious creation to the area of business success, which is why I’m such a fan of this book. (Disclaimer: I haven’t read the second half written by the co-author, but the first half was fabulous!)

There are at least a dozen other law of attraction books that have been real game-changers for me, but I’m trying to keep this list short.

If you had to narrow it down to your favorite manifesting books, which are at the top of your list?

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36 Responses to “ My Top 7 Manifesting Books ”

  1. Dorothy says:

    not a single one from Esther-Hicks?? I am surprised by that.

  2. Me too, Dorothy. But I realized it’s because I much prefer listening to Abe than reading them. Their interactions with workshop participants are so much more in depth and enlightening (not to mention entertaining) than their (rather dry, imho) written work.

    (But Ask And It Is Given is still the “LOA Bible”!)

  3. Tracy says:

    Thank Jeannette! I thought I had all of the good books. I see a couple on your list that I done have!

  4. Of course, the ones that light me up most may fall flat for someone else.

    But I was actually intending to pick up a few new books for my reading list by hearing what others have on their favorites list!
    🙂

  5. trica says:

    thank you so much!! I will have to read some of these others too. I had just ordered the Florence Scovel Shinn books and love reading them. I also loved the dynamic laws of prosperity. Reminded me some of Shinn.

  6. Jesann says:

    The Seth Books. Particularly “The Nature of Personal Reality.”

    I do like Catherine Ponder. She emphasizes tithing a bit too much for my tastes (sets off the “everyone tries to control my money, I can’t keep my money” belief in me), but she’s very good about pointing out that if you end up getting money you asked for through an inheritance, no, you were not responsible for the death of the person. She calls that idea “far-fetched” and asks readers if they really think the universe is going to off someone just for them. 🙂

    As for your list, Florence and Lynn. Two of the best.

    I haven’t read The Magical Path but will seek that out. I love that he’s unabashedly lazy. 🙂

  7. Sounds like it’s time I add Catherine Ponder to my reading list. (Nancy’s been raving at GVU about Dynamic Laws, too.)

    I get the hint, Universe! 😉

    Thanks for chiming in, Trica & Jesann.

  8. Annie says:

    Anything Neville! But Nothing in the Way by Kidest Om is a game changer!

    A Happy Pocket Full of Money by David Cameron Gikandi. (Stunning book about the power of certainty)

    Parts of Busting loose from the money game by Robert Scheinfeld . (Take you power back from lies and illusion’s)

    Although It’s an essay, not a book, The core concepts of Isoas.

    Breaking the habit of being yourself by Dr. Joe Dispenza and of course E squared by Pam Grout.

    That was fun.Thank you!

  9. First time I’ve heard of Kinder Om, Annie. Thanks for the intro!

    I know what you mean about “parts” of Busting Loose. lol

    And it was hard to publish a list without Dr. Joe Dispenza on it! Loved Breaking the Habit and You Are the Placebo!

  10. Karen says:

    I totally agree with listening to Abe vs reading. There is something so compelling in listening. I’ve gotten so I can’t wait for the work day to be over to pull up some more and listen. I just got the DVD on grief and better feeling thoughts.

  11. Dee says:

    Excuse Me, Your Life Is Waiting
    The Law of Attraction Made Simple – Magnetize your heartfelt desires (Jonathan Manske)

  12. Stephen says:

    I read most all of the Seth books in the 70’s and 80’s, and I agree with Jesann “The Nature of Personal Reality” is a touch stone book for me.

    Richard Bach and Tom Robbins round out my list.

  13. Good point, Karen – Abe’s as wonderful on dvd as they are to listen to on cd. I haven’t seen the grief dvd. I bet that’s good, too.

    And Dee, I appreciate your posting Jonathan’s title. Another new one to me. woot! 🙂

  14. Stephen, you’ve shared some inspiring gems from Tom Robbins in the GVU forum before. May be time for me to finally invest in a whole work of his.

    Thanks for sharing your picks with us!

  15. Anonymous says:

    Wonderful list, Jeannette — and thanks to everyone else for your suggestions. There are a few titles I’ve not read (and a couple I’ve not even heard of).

    I second the value of listening to the Abe material over reading it for some of us. I used to find the Abe-Hicks books irritatingly unhelpful, then discovered that listening to it — even on YouTube — makes all the difference. I have no idea why this is, as I am very much a reader and usually would much rather read than listen! But this discovery has blown open the whole LOA universe for me.

    “Easy World” by Julia Rogers Hamrick literally changed my life. This is such a simple little book in a way, almost *too* simple when I first looked through it, but for some reason it opened a way of seeing that has made a huge difference in my life & my way of dealing with the world. I think this is why it’s so important to read everything you can find, because as Jeannette says, there is a “click” that happens when you find the right words!

    And I swear this isn’t a paid testimonial — Jeannette, your ebook on Pray Rain Journaling has also been a life-changer for me. Astonishingly so, in fact. It’s one of my standard go-to books when I’m losing traction or finding myself off-track and both the ebook and PR journaling itself always, always make magic happen. Fail proof!

    And now I’m off to the book store . . . .

  16. Susann says:

    Well I don’t know why I posted anonymously . . . not that it matters in the least, but I feel like an idiot. As my neighbour’s 8 year-old says: S’me!

  17. Meg Amor says:

    Aloha Jeannette 🙂

    Great list. Love it! Thanks!

    Some I hadn’t come across either and I’m always keen to add to my list. The Neville books look very interesting. I’ll be having a look at all the ones I don’t have. 🙂

    I always recommend Florence to people too and I’d forgotten about Catherine Ponder! Thanks. I also recommend Lynn Grabhorn’s Excuse Me, Your Life is Waiting.

    My all times favorites are:

    Stuart Wilde – The Trick to Money is Having Some.
    Michael J. Losier – Law of Attraction.
    Sonia Choquette’s – Your Heart’s Desire

    Thanks as always for this terrific site. I love it. Aloha Meg 🙂

  18. Susann, I’m the same way – usually I prefer reading so it’s odd that I enjoy Abe more in audio form.

    And I agree with you about Easy World!! Such a treat that one is! So glad to hear PRJ made it on your list, too. Thanks for sharing that with me.
    🙂

  19. Meg, I was so tempted to bump Stuart Wilde so he could make my list here! That book is an important one for money manifesting, imho. And Sonia Choquette is always kept within easy reach on my shelf, too.

    Thanks for sharing your favorites with us here!

  20. Amanda says:

    Hi Jeanettte and all!

    I also keep Seth’s NPR by my bedside, but one book I keep reading – and rereading is “Parallel Universes of Self”. It’s the perfect mind stretcher for me.

  21. Jackie Gaston Taylor says:

    We might as some Shakti Gawain to this list.

  22. Well, that “Parallel Universes” is a new one to me, Amanda. Thanks for the tip!

    And Jackie, how embarrassing is this … I’m not sure if I’ve actually read Creative Visualization or if I just think I have because of how many people have quoted it to me! lol I’m pretty sure it’s on my shelf, but now I’m wondering if that’s my imagination, too. Sounds like I’m due for a re-read. Or a first read.

    Thanks for chiming in with your favorites, you two! 🙂

  23. Joh says:

    Yes Jackie, Shakti Gawain is my long term favourite- ‘Living in the Light’ and ‘Creative Visualisation’. Also love Richard Bach ‘One’ and ‘Bridge Across Forever’. There are so many greats aren’t there? I haven’t read any on your list Jeanette – thanks for sharing them:).

  24. Laura says:

    So many great suggestions! Several I hadn’t heard of that I’m looking forward to checking out.

    One book that I really like is How Quantum Physicists Build New Beliefs by Greg Kuhn.

  25. Yes, yay for an abundance of great LOA books to indulge in, Joh! I’ve only read two from Bach but they were both excellent. Easy to see why so many are fans.

    Laura, I’m so glad you mentioned Greg Kuhn! I suspect he’ll prove an enduring resource for conscious creators over time, too.

    All these posts are making me think it should have been a list of 70 instead of 7 to do this job justice.

  26. Debra Jo Bright says:

    A Perception Of Reality (The Teachings Of Joshua) by Gary Bodley. It is wonderful. I have attended many Abraham-Hicks events with Gary and it is exciting to see his first book published. He has two more that follow and I look forward to those!!

    THANK YOU for this list. I am heading to Amazon right now to buy the ones I have not read!!! First will be The Intention Experiment – I have never heard of that one!

  27. I just started A Perception of Reality myself, Debra.

    And I think you’ll love Intention Experiment … I mean it’s a lot of science to wade through at times, but sooo worth it!

  28. Sam Curtis says:

    Without having read them yet… but intending to 🙂 I can just tell Jeannette that your Pray Rain book and Pam Grout’s E2 are going to be fabulous. The first book I ever read on LOA was Flo’s ‘Game of Life’. I do love a book that will make me laugh and she injected some fabulous humour into her teachings. And I know this is a controversial one perhaps, but all four of Rhonda Byrne’s books properly explained to me how it all works – The Secret (okay, some give it a bad press for being too materialistic), The Power (this one I have found most inspirational since its message is love, love, love), The Magic (because I don’t think we can underestimate gratitude in the manifesting game), and Hero (sometimes it seems Hero contradicts slightly, but still, it speaks to me in a way that is straightforward and the message sticks). Then I have recently discovered Neville, whose words though more profound, are an utter joy and really lift the vibe to know that anything can be brought into the material. Thanks for all the great book recommendations. I am off to make a shopping list!

  29. Nancy N says:

    It was Lynn Grabhorn’s book Excuse Me, Your Life is Waiting that introduced me to LOA. I read it because of Caroline Myss’s recommendation, if I recall and have since passed the book on. There are two books on your list that I haven’t read so had to have The Science of Making Things Happen- happen in my mailbox by Wednesday. I have had some Neville books for awhile and just really got into them this spring. They are my new favorites. Lately, I’ve been reading Karol Truman’s book, Feelings Buried Alive Never Die. By applying the ‘Script’ I’m working on the premise that one can eliminate the beliefs that attract stuff we would rather not attract. Easily.

  30. Sam, you’re inspiring me to pick up some of Rhonda’s later books. I haven’t read anything of hers yet (only watched The Secret – which I was delighted to find at the time). And seriously, Neville is one of my hands down favorites – glad you’re enjoying it, too!

    Nancy, I’ll be interested in to hear how Kim Romaner’s book lands with you. I did read the Feelings book years ago on my aunt’s recommendation. Thanks for mentioning it here.
    🙂

  31. Stacy says:

    I can’t believe no one else has mentioned my nomination!

    My first introduction to manifesting was through Wayne Dyer. The first book I read by him was “Manifest Your Destiny”. But the book by him that actually really helped me with first manifesting (and which I credit for helping me manifest two very major things at pretty much the exact same time) was “You’ll See It When You Believe It”.

  32. I’ve got a couple of Wayne’s books on my shelf, too, Stacy. I like his take on things. I know for a lot of people it was Dr. Dyer who introduced them to Abraham!

  33. Nathalie says:

    I always recommend “The Secret” as a beginner’s resource, but my own personal favourites are:

    1. Mike Dooley – “Infinite Possibilities”
    2. Michael Talbot – “The Holographic Universe”
    3. Paulo Coelho – “The Alchemist” and “Manuscript Found in Accra”
    4. Norman Vincent Peale – “The Power of Positive Thinking”
    5. Julia Rogers Hamrick – “Choosing Easy World”

  34. I just finished the Alchemist and I LOVED it. Thanks for these WONDERFUL suggestions and a great way to fill in what to look forward to reading!!

  35. Nathalie, I’m glad to see I’m not the only one who finds value in The Secret. It gets so much negative press from other LOA teachers, but I just got an email from a guy who’s absolutely DELIGHTED with the guidance he’s getting from The Secret.

    And Debra, I love that you found your way to the Alchemist! That’s a unique one, isn’t it?
    🙂

  36. Nathalie says:

    Jeannette — yes, I’ve noticed that “The Secret” tends to get a lot of flak, as well. I suspect that’s just fallout from it’s massive popularity. I thought the book was wonderful. It’s easy to understand, covers all the basics, and gets you thinking. Seeds being planted. When people are ready, they move on to the more in-depth stuff, but you have to start somewhere. And “The Secret” really is very inspiring.

    I think we are all drawn to what will work best for our particular needs and situations. That particular book pretty much jumped off a shelf at me one day in a bookstore. It led me back to Louise Hay’s “You Can Heal Your Life”, which I had read years earlier, but then put away (it made me angry at the time… I felt it was blaming the victim, and it took me a long time to understand that was not the case. It was a message of empowerment, but I wasn’t able to hear that at the time I first read it).

    P.S. If you haven’t read Talbot’s book yet, I *highly* recommend it, should you have any interest in the science stuff behind LOA. The holographic universe theory is really fascinating. I saw a TV special about it a while back on the Space channel and was literally on the edge of my seat in excitement. 🙂

    Oh — should mention that Talbot covers a lot of “fringe” stuff in his book (although everything he talks about it backed up by actual research in well-respected universities), so if you would like a run-down from a more mainstream author, any of the books by Brian Greene (“The Hidden Reality”, “The Elegant Universe” and “The Fabric of the Cosmos” are all really good).

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