Spiritual and Self Help Books
Books we love! Angel Bench customers and spiritual friends share their spiritual and self help books. If you would like to share your favourite book here or your own published work, please give us a shout.
The Mermaids Tale
By Patti Rose Silver (an Angel Bench Friend)
It is in the ethereal realms unseen by humans that spirits do dwell. We may meet them in our dreams, but during our waking hours the connection is lost; forgotten until night falls again. What would happen if these spirits were to take on human form, live a full life upon the earth, and experience the highs and lows of earthly beings? Emily and Magena have been friends since childhood, but that friendship is to be tested when the charming and irresistible Johnny enters their lives. Christina, a newcomer to their seaside town, is drawn into their tangled lives with staggering consequences. Elsewhere in the Universe, the mermaid, the temptress and the fairy watch closely as the stories of their human forms unfold. Despite their best efforts to remain unattached and to observe only, they are drawn into the lives of their counterparts, and along the way come to understand the joy and pain of human existence.
Clarissa Climbs to Heaven
By Patti Rose Silver (an Angel Bench Friend)
Clarissa has no desire to find a heaven of any description; she is far more interested in seeking the pleasures of the earth as she stumbles through her life, her lovers, her marriage and motherhood. Clarissa is catapulted onto the rocky road to heaven by a traumatic accident, drawing the attention of those in the higher realms - in particular a mermaid, a temptress and a fairy, all of whom previously lived a life upon the earth in human form. Now they must choose how best to help Clarissa, who walks a wild and dangerous path in her search for true love, but their good intentions fall by the wayside as they are drawn in to her drama. Silver's writing enables the reader to jump in with Clarissa as she climbs to heaven, and one cannot help but become enticed by her winding story. At times heart-rending, it remains laced with the humour and ironies of human existence. To begin to understand the true essence of life upon the earth we need to open up to the realms above us, and Clarissa Climbs to Heaven will get even the most fundamental skeptic to wonder whether it is all possible.
Recover Your Balance
By Ann Lewis (an Angel Bench Friend and Customer)
Whatever job you do, you’ll know there are good times and bad times. Sometimes you bounce back, and sometimes your perspective gets distorted and you may feel diminished, disempowered, drained and exhausted. If this is where you are right now, read on.
When your confidence and self-esteem disappear, fear, anger, distress and other negative emotions come into play. These in turn distort the way you see the world, and your responses to it. If you are worried about a situation, your worry can seriously hamper your ability to deal effectively with it. If you lack confidence, your timidity prevents you from facing and taking charge of your situation.
The good news is that you can do something about it, and you can emerge stronger. You may not be able to change the circumstances, but you can choose how you respond to them.
Recover Your Balance encourages you back towards self-belief, confidence and the positive emotions that will fuel a full recovery and literally help you ‘recover your balance’. You will understand what is going wrong, and get really clear about what you want from the situation and from your life. And you can start straight away to bring gentle attention to who you are, and to recover your self-belief and effectiveness.
Angels in My Hair
By Lorna Byrne
Angels In My Hair is the autobiography of a modern day mystic, an Irish woman with powers of the saints of old. When she was a child, people thought Lorna was 'retarded' because she did not seem to be focusing on the world around her. Instead Lorna was seeing angels and spirits. As Lorna tells the story of her life, the reader meets, as she did, the creatures from the spirit worlds who also inhabit our own - mostly angels of an astonishing beauty and variety - including the prophet Elijah and an Archangel, but also the spirits of people who have died. This remarkable document is the testimony of a woman who sees things, beyond the range of our everyday experience.
Five People You Meet In Heaven
By Mitch Albom
THE FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN is a wonderfully moving fable that addresses the meaning of life, and life after death, in the poignant way that made TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE such an astonishing book. The novel's protagonist is an elderly amusement park maintenance worker named Eddie who, while operating a ride called the 'Free Fall', dies while trying to save a young girl who gets in the way of a falling cart that hurtles to earth. Eddie goes to heaven, where he meets five people who were unexpectedly instrumental in some way in his life. While each guide takes him through heaven, Eddie learns a little bit more about what his time on earth meant, what he was supposed to have learned, and what his true purpose on earth was. Throughout there are dramatic flashbacks where we see scenes from his troubled childhood, his years in the army in the Philippines jungle, and with his first and only love, his wife Marguerite. THE FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN is the perfect book to follow TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE. Its compellingly affecting themes and lyrical writing will fascinate Mitch Albom's huge readership.
Angel Inspiration: How to Change Your World with the Angels
By Diana Cooper
We are only now opening up to the presence of angels and their ability to guide us. Diana Cooper introduces us to the importance of them in our lives by drawing on countless stories of people who have had their own lives changed by the miraculous assistance of angels. These incredible accounts prove what a difference the divine messengers can make and are an inspiration to us all. Everyone has their own guardian angel, there to help and protect whenever possible. Few of us yet understand, however, the healing and support these angels can bring us and how to invoke their help. Diana Cooper introduces us to the whole hierarchy of angels and the special powers that we can call upon.