Ever read a book that’s a course in miracles Most of the today’s most beloved authors and spiritual teachers can recall a book that started them on the journey toward spirituality and success.
In fact, that question has become the foundation for a new book club called the Transformational Book Circle (TBC), created by bestselling author and relationship expert Gay Hendricks.
Hendricks says the inspiration came from a gathering at the home of Chicken Soup for the Soul author Jack Canfield’s one evening when there happened to be many transformational leaders gathered. “The subject of books that changed your life came up and everyone had one,” recalls Hendricks. “Their eyes would light up as they recounted the wisdom from these books and began to relive the story about how these books changed their lives. It was fascinating, especially since a number of the people there were authors who had also written bestselling books that have changed the lives of millions.”
Just thinking about the powerful transformation that books had brought to the lives of so many of the people in the forefront of spirituality today, Hendricks was reminded of the great power that is passed from generation to generation in books that are sometimes forgotten over time. He was curious to know more about how books of the past had inspired the people who inspired millions today.
So Hendricks set out to ask Jack Canfield, Deepak Chopra, Neale Donald Walsch, Louise Hay, Doreen Virtue, Barbara DeAngelis, Kenny Loggins, Debbie Ford, Bill Harris, and many other transformational and spiritual leaders this question: “Which book changed your life?” And the answers surprised him.
“Every person I asked told me a remarkable story about how one or more books had opened the gateway to a new dimension. Nearly all of these books were virtually unheard of and many were hard to find,” explains Hendricks.
What began as a curious conversation evolved into the Transformational Book Circle, designed to be the world’s first transformational reading community with books devoted to creating powerful changes in our lives. Hendricks asked many to suggest a book that the Transformational Book Circle could republish each month, along with additional inspirational material to further illuminate the lessons of the book. Says Hendricks. “Our goal is to build a community of people around the world who are reading the same book at the same time. This is a potent way to create change.”
The bestselling authors participating in this project are people who have devoted their lives to assisting others in transformation, so they are delighted to pass on the wisdom of the ones who came before them.