An Amazing List Of Classic Books To Inspire And Enlighten

This page will contain a list of classic books that in my opinion could help every person succeed in various areas of their lives.  I've included subjects such as cardiovascular system health, financial literacy and goal setting. 

This lineup of classic books to read will include timeless editions and some fairly recent publications.  I can see additions being made as new and future bestsellers hit the shelves and media outlets.

I've featured nearly all of the choices on this classic book list within pages posted at  But I thought this might give you a quick reference source.  Every book featured on this page will correspond with our web site theme.

I'll try to keep this list of classic books in some set order, although a few compilations could fit more than one category.

One book that definitely fits every category is "May Cause Miracles."  This incredible book by Gabrielle Bernstein is a must-read for everyone.  I highly recommend it to young adults as well as those of us in the "older generation."  The author lays out a great plan for building a positive self image, for improved health, and for goal achievement.  Please click the link below the image if you'd like to purchase "May Cause Miracles."

Financial Literacy Editions In Our List Of Classic Books

"Rich Dad Poor Dad" written by Robert Kiyosaki

This is Robert Kiyosaki's first book and in my opinion one of the very best books ever written about personal financial literacy.  When it came out, the author was skewered by the real estate community because he wrote that your personal residence is not an asset.  This went against all the major selling points used by real estate agents and bankers.

It also illustrated the tremendous void in the financial education of most people.  Now the news venues are littered with "experts" who have changed their tune.  Now they advise that your personal residence is not an asset after all.  I guess late to the party is better than missing it all together.

This book is a starting point for every person seeking better financial literacy.  And that should include all of us.  It would fit into the category of classic books for teens too.  The better start younger people get, the more their advantage will grow.  Please click the link below to purchase this book.

"How An Economy Grows And Why It Crashes" written by Peter and Andrew Schiff

As I wrote in another page at, this book should be part of every high school curriculum.  It gives the very best and most easily understood explanation of the  free market capitalist system that build America into a manufacturing empire.  It also explains how such empires can fall apart.

The authors' use of an island story to bring out the message is excellent.  For sure, another choice for the new classic books for teens and for adults.  Please click the link below to purchase this book.

"Why "A" Student Work For "C" Students And "B" Students Work For The Government" by Robert Kiyosaki

This is an incredible book filled with timely information.  It spells out exactly how we got into this current financial mess, how it will effect each of us and how we can work through it.  I would suggest that each United States congress person and administration member read this book and the Schiff brothers' book highlighted just above this description.  The two books  might give them some pointers on effective money management.  Please click the link below to purchase this book. 

"The Creature From Jekyll Island" by G. Edward Griffin

Any list of classic books that features our web site theme must include this book.  The federal reserve system is perhaps the least understood entity in America.  A situation that has been carefully crafted by those who benefit from that lack of understanding.  Please click the link below to purchase this book.

Cardiovascular System Health

"Fix It" by Dr. Chauncey Crandall

I found this book to be fascinating.  It covered nearly every aspect of heart health.  And that would include the many other parts of our bodies that affect our overall health.  Dr. Crandall is an expert in his field and he passes along his knowledge in a very easy to understand format.  He shows us how cardiovascular system diseases originate and teaches us how to avoid and reverse these conditions.  An instant member of this classic book list.

We shared part of his expertise in various pages within including the page about heart disease.  Please click the link below to purchase this book.

"The End Of Overeating" by Dr. David Kessler

This addition to the classic book list is vital to our heart health.  It is imperative that every person be aware of how we are led to foods loaded with the three white poisons.  Dr. Kessler exposes the tactics used by major food producers that are eerily similar to those used by big tobacco to hook us on their products. 

I give this book my highest recommendation.  We featured part of the great content in a three part series.  The first installment is "Why you can't stop overeating."

Please click the link below to purchase this book.

"Grain Brain" by Dr. David Perlmutter

Dr. David Perlmutter provides groundbreaking information that details the very direct pathway to dementia related diseases.  The driver of this path is excess carb and sugar intake.  He also shows us how type 2 diabetes grows out of this dangerous diet choice.

This is a fairly technical book, but the content is so important for all of us.  Part two gives very clear action steps and some excellent recipes that fit into our recommendations for optimal health found under the Mediterranean diet button.  Please click the link below to purchase this book.

Goal Setting And Personal Development

"The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People" by Stephen Covey

This might be the very best goal setting book ever written.  You'll see plenty of technique, but you'll also get some ideas about making mental preparations prior to and during the goal setting process.  A must read on this list of classic books.  Please click the link below to purchase this book.

"The 21 Success Secrets of Self-Made Millionaires" by Brian Tracy

The title of this little book scares off some potential readers.  Please don't be one of them.  The content included will help everyone, regardless of income circle.  I featured segments of this book in a blog series.  A very good choice for time management and personal effectiveness lessons.  Please click the link below to purchase this book.

"Something Else To Smile About" by Zig Ziglar

The series of two page chapters in this classic book are fantastic for getting your day off to a great start.  Or ending the day.  This is the perfect example of filling your mind with empowering words so your subconscious can work for you during your sleep time.

Zig is the master motivator.  Please click the link below to purchase this book.

"The 21 Irrefutable Laws Of Leadership" by John Maxwell

This is one the best books on leadership written by one of the best authors of leadership principles.  These laws fit into nearly every lifestyle and will benefit young and old.  Add this one to your list of classic books.  Please click the link below to purchase this book.

"The Lamp" by Jim Stovall

A very short mini-novel that teaches us valuable lessons about seeing the good around us and seeing what is possible for all of us.  This is another edition with very short, on the mark chapters.  You'll get through this one quickly, but I actually got more out of it on the second read.  Please click the link below to purchase this book.

"Chicken Soup For The Soul" by Mark Victor Hansen and Jack Canfield

The co-authors created an entire series of books under the chicken soup label.  "Chicken Soup For The Soul" gives us another book with short chapters and very direct teaching.  I think you'll find the messages uplifting and timeless.  Please click the link below to purchase this book.

"The Total Money Makeover" by Dave Ramsey

This is one of the very best books ever written about how to get out of debt, how to establish financial contingency plans and how to handle future income and expense challenges.  If this book was placed into the hands of all secondary students, we would have far fewer cases of college grads buried in debt before they ever get into their chosen career.  Please click the link below to purchase this book.

"Failing Forward" by John Maxwell

We are held back from true success far too often by our inner fear of failing.  This phobia even works against people assumed by the world to already be highly successful.  John Maxwell gives us a great road map to break through this challenge.  This book should be required reading for every high school student.  Please click the link below to purchase this book.

"The 8th Habit" by Stephen Covey

His Best Book

In my opinion this is Stephen Covey's best book.  It takes readers beyond "The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People" and empowers them to reach genuine greatness in their lives, relationships and workplaces.  "The 8th Habit" will help you teach your children well and will guide you to a position of leadership and vision.  This is another book that should be part of every high school curriculum.  Please click the link below to purchase this book.

"Codependent No More" by Melody Beattie.

So often we are our own worst enemy.  We hold ourselves back and in many cases, don't even know why it is happening.  It isn't just in situations involving substance abuse or physical harm where we trap ourselves in dis-empowering situations.  I highly recommend this book.  You may not realize it right now, but you might be doing some things that are not helping you move to greater success levels.  I know this book certainly opened my own eyes.  Please click the link below to purchase it.  

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Just below is a quote from "Don't Sweat The Small Stuff" by Richard Carlson.  The chapter title is "Open Your Heart To Compassion." 

"Every day we are given hundreds of opportunities to practice compassion in action.  We can learn to be less reactive and live with more patience.

We can smile when others are serious.  We can drive our cars more carefully, pick up litter on the streets, recycle, and reduce our consumption.

We can resolve conflicts rather than create them, and we can become less judgemental and more inclusive.  When someone is aggressive, we can teach them to be more peaceful.  Instead of waiting for an example, we can be the example.

The more compassion that enters your heart, the happier and more peaceful you will become.  By knowing that you are doing your part to create a better world-whatever form that takes-you will fill any void that exists in your life, and you will begin to find the peace you are looking for."

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