I try to read as much during the summer. Something about summer and reading gets me pumped. But since fall has arrived, I would love to share my favorite books.
If you’re seeking books for inspiration, I have a list below (prepare drum rolllllll):
1. In the Footsteps of the Prophet: Lessons from the Life of Muhammad by Tariq Ramadan. Tariq Ramadan does a great job of summarizing the legacy of the Prophet (peace be upon him) while analyzing his teachings and how it could apply to the modern world. I would highly recommend this book for anyone interested in learning of Islam through a spiritual approach. Ramadan is a phenomenal writer and has the ability to use words to capture your soul. Trust me – its a good book. In the Footsteps of the Prophet
2. How to Find Fulfilling Work by Roman Krznaric. Who says its all about the Benjamin’s? If you’re looking for a career change, please read this book. Roman provides an essential guideline to help you achieve your dreams. If your passionate about a cause and want to make it you’re life’s mission – Roman will take you there. His method includes taking case studies from people with diverse backgrounds who have overcome fear and have found peace & success in the path that they chose (my favorite part of the book, hands down). In other words, this book is dope…….. How to Find Fulfilling Work
3. An Unrestored Women by Shobha Rao. If your seeking a spectacular storyteller, Shobha is the one. Her book is based on the partition of India and Pakistan and the ordinary lives affected by it: both men and women. I read this book within two days. I was so captivated by the stories, my eyes would not let me rest. I am a history geek and I appreciate how Shobha integrated history with stories. Fun Fact: I met Shobha at a conference. She’s awesome and is very passionate of writing. An Unrestored Women
4. Transformational Speaking: If You Want to Change the World, Tell a Better Story by Gail Larsen. Are you afraid of public speaking? I am. Every time I’m invited to a speaking engagement, my heart feels like it is going to explode. I love to share my stories and connect with my audience but the fear of the unknown can crawl in. This is where Gail comes in. She acknowledges that most of us are afraid of speaking. However, she reminds us that we all have a powerful story to share. Gail goes beyond polishing your presentation skills to honing a holistic approach. I remember reading every chapter in excitement because Gail was speaking to me (not literally but you know what I mean). If you want to make a difference by sharing your story, you must read this book. Transformational Speaking
I hope you all benefit. Don’t forget – if you have any recommendations for books, please share.