World's Most Respected Spiritual Books

Best Spiritual Books

The institute's Executive Society recognizes and honors the works of the world's best spiritual book authors. The experts read and select the best books. Researchers' criteria for accepting nominations included the importance of work, media coverage, recognition within the consulting, academia, and international management communities.  The nomination for A-List is open worldwide. To participate in the survey, please visit the Global Management Polls

Methodology and Ranking Criteria

The survey methodology provides the ability to validate nominations and allows insights into the nominees' critical success factors.
  • Public stakeholders can nominate the most respected books and their authors
  • Voters are then asked to give the reasons for their nominations, thus providing valuable insight into what key factors drive the success of these nominees. Questions are presented in free-form and open-ended formats.
  • Further research is conducted to validate the entries using sales figures, readers ratings and industry impact as expressed in the global media.
  • After verification and acceptance of the nomination, the input is then statistically analyzed taking into consideration the geographic region, the number of votes, the listed reasons and the order in which they are listed.
  • When two or more book score equally on overall ratings (reach a tie), the Institute editors refer to the number of votes.

In a nutshell, the public nominates, the researchers validate the nominations, and the number votes determines the respectability and ranking.

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Best Spiritual Books

    The Prophet
    Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives
    The Art of Happiness at Work
    Conversations with God, Book 1 Guidebook: An Uncommon Dialogue
    Ishmael: An Adventure of the Mind and Spirit
    The Road Less Traveled, 25th Anniversary Edition : A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth
    Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values
    Conversations With God : An Uncommon Dialogue (Book #3)
    The Science of Mind
    Life and Teaching: Of the Masters of the Far East (Life & Teaching of the Masters of the Far East)
    Women Who Run with the Wolves: Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype
    The Essential Rumi
    Friendship with God: An Uncommon Dialogue
    Autobiography of a Yogi
    As a Man Thinketh
    Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah
    A Course in Miracles: Combined Volume
    Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson
    Tao Te Ching, 25th-Anniversary Edition
    You Can Heal Your Life
    Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life
    The Tao of Pooh (The Wisdom of Pooh)
    The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream
    To Kill a Mockingbird
  Jonathan Livingston Seagull
  Conversations With God: An Uncommon Dialogue(Book 2)
  Stranger in a Strange Land, New Edition
  Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and Healing
  The Seat of the Soul
  The Celestine Prophecy



Other "A List" survey results (2005)

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