Hope springs eternal in these five books about hope, healing, and transformation.

Hope always spring eternal. Though the line may sound cliché to some of us, it holds in life. We humans always strive for the better, to better ourselves, our relationship, our society, and so on. This optimistic view is what keeps us moving every day. Along with faith, love, and wisdom, hope propels humanity into new heights and a better society. On a more personal note, hope is what drives each one of us to wake up in the morning and do our respective tasks. Hope is what heals us from our frustration, anxieties, and doubt. Before the spring is over, let us take a look at these five books about hope, healing, and transformation.

The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod 2012

Almost a decade since its publication, Hal Elrod’s The Miracle Morning has inspired and changed the lives of thousands for the better. In this book, Elrod imparts to readers “a-not-so-obvious-secret” in making your mornings a constant inspiration. In this book, he discussed how to come up with a morning routine that will encourage you to conquer each day, and to avoid mediocrity in everything you hoped to do. The Miracle Morning is a book that emphasizes one important reminder: “What you are becoming is far more important than what you are doing.” It is a truly motivational read that is worth checking out.

Healing and Transformation by Eric Alsterberg

Healing and Transformation: Moving from the Ordinary to the Extraordinary is a ground-breaking guidebook for those who are seeking to heal old emotional wounds, traumas of the past, and habits and patterns that bring only negativity and anxiety. Dr. Eric Alsterberg is not only a writer, but also a psychologist, and an experienced hypnotherapist. In this book, he shares that the adversities we encounter are also opportunities for us to evolve and change for the better. Alsterberg also highlights an important lesson that to achieve success one must let go of prejudice, ego, and instead embrace unconditional love and total forgiveness. Overall, Healing and Transformation is a book that I would recommend to those who want to pursue improvement in their spiritual and total well-being.

The Book of Hope by Tommi Masturi

Who doesn’t love visual arts? What better way to examine the life and appreciate its beauty through an illustrated book filled with bright images, humor, sarcasm, and honest observations. The Book of Hope by Finnish cartoonist, illustrator, graphic designer, and artist Tommi Matsuri. Published in 2016, Tommi Matsuri’s cartoon book explores humanity and shares his poignant observations on aging and death through the lives of a retired couple residing in the countryside. But more than aging and twilight years, Masturi also imparts his views about the cycle of life and how hope is ever-present no matter what. Overall, The Book of Hope is a fun and delightful read.

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

With over two million copies sold all over the world, and translated into many languages, Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist is one of his most celebrated books. It follows the story of Santiago, a young Andalusian shepherd boy embarks on a journey to Egypt after a fortune teller interprets his dreams, telling him that a treasure waits for him at the pyramids of Egypt. Along the way, Santiago encounters many characters including a king, an Englishman in search of an alchemist, and an alchemist who teaches Santiago how to find his true self. A classic read about finding one’s identity, and pursuing your dreams, The Alchemist is a novel no one should miss.

What I Know for Sure by Oprah Winfrey

Published in 2014, What I Know for Sure is a compilation of essays which the celebrity host Oprah Winfrey wrote in her column for fourteen years. The idea of writing a column every month (“What I Know For Sure” column in O, The Oprah Magazine) came after film critic asked Oprah the famous question, “What do you know for sure?”.Winfrey’s book filled with themes of joy, resilience, possibility, clarity, and power to name a few. Just like in her shows and other books, Oprah Winfrey imparts to her readers the wisdom, invaluable lessons, inspiration, and stories that will leave everyone with a positive outlook and disposition in life. What I Know for Sure is a treasure that deserves a place in every bookshelf.