What book has been most influential on your life and why?

Our guests have shared their answers to the third question of 13 Questions: What book has been most influential on your life and why?

Here are their answers.

What book has been most influential on your life?

Ep 072: Lee Adams

  • The Neverending Story
    • Michael Ende, 1979

Ep 071: Dean Radin 

  • Be Here Now
    • Ram Dass, 1971

Ep 070: James Tiberius Cretched 

  • Boy Scout handbook

Ep 069: Chuck Ochelli 

  • King James Bible

Ep 068: Matt Wilbur

  • The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding
    • Arnold Schwarzenegger, 1985

Ep 067: Andreas Lopez 

  • Twin Souls: A Guide to Finding Your True Spiritual Partner
    • Maurie D. Pressman & Patricia Joudry, 1995

Ep 066: Kenneth Brady 

  • Think and Grow Rich
    • Napoleon Hill, 1937
  • The Secret
    • Rhonda Byrne, 2006

Ep 065: Professor Radagast 

  • Greening the Paranormal: Exploring the Ecology of Extraordinary Experience
    • Edited By Jack Hunter, 2019
  • The Lord of the Rings
    • J R.R. Tolkien, 1954
  • The Great Gatsby
    • F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1925
  • Lost in the Barrens
    • Farley Mowat, 1956

Ep  064: Mattis Miller

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Basics and Beyond
    • Judith Beck, 1995

Ep 063: Allen Letson 

  • Getting the Blue Ribbon
    • Jones Loflin, 2011

Ep 062: Michael Wann 

  • Children of the Matrix
    • David Icke, 2001
  • The Time Rivers
    • Goro Adachi, 2002

Ep 061: Eric Siu 

  • Influence: Science and Practice
    • Robert B. Cialdini, 1984

Ep 060: Robert Bonomo 

  • The Sorrows of Young Werther
    • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1774
  • Memories, Dreams, Reflections
    • CarlJung, Aniela Jaffe, 1961
  • I Am That
    • Nisargadatta Maharaj, 1973

Ep 059: Mike Winner 

  • The Creature from Jekyll Island
    • G. Edward Griffin, 1994

Ep 058: Ken Rhola 

  • Dreaming Myself, Dreaming a Town
    • Susan M. Watkins, 1989

Ep 057: Shaun P Sweeney 

  • The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F**k: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living A Good Life
    • Mark Manson, 2016

Ep 056: Carpo 

  • Behold a Pale Horse
    • William Cooper, 1991
  • Secret Teachings of All Ages
    • Manly P. Hall, 1928

Ep 055: KW Barrett 

  • Taran Wanderer
    • Lloyd Alexander, 1967

Ep 054: Tony Harvey 

  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
    • Stephen R. Covey, 1989

Ep 053: James Cruz 

  • The Invisible Man
    • H. G. Wells, 1897

Ep 052: Billy Bones 

  • Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History Podcast

Ep 051: Dr. Zac Williams 

  • Bible

Ep 050: Derek Condit 

  • The Divine Matrix
    • Greg Braden, 2006

Ep 049: Starving Pilgrim 

  • The Celestine Prophecy: An Adventure
    • James Redfield, 1993

Ep 048: Tom Ross 

  • Cosmic Trigger
    • Robert Anton Wilson, 1977
  • The Aquarian Conspiracy
    • Marilyn Ferguson, 1980

Ep 047: Juan Sepulveda 

  • The Alchemist
    • Paulo Coelho, 1988

Ep 046: Jay VanderVeen 

  • On the Origin of Species
    • Charles Darwin, 1859

Ep 045: Daniel Louis Crumpton 

  • The Alchemist
    • Paulo Coelho, 1988

Ep 044: Brandon Marlowe 

  • Seth Speaks
    • Jane Roberts, 1970
  • Nature of Personal Reality
    • Jane Roberts, 1974
  • A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose
    • Eckhart Tolle, 2005

Ep 043: Tony Sayers

  • The End of All Evil
    • Jeremy Locke, 2006

Ep 042: Robert Johnson 

  • Symbolism – a treatise on the soul of things.
    • Milton Alberto, 1905
  • Master’s Word
    • George Winslow Plummer, 1913

Ep 041: Marty Leeds 

  • Finnegans Wake
    • James Joyce, 1939

Ep 040: That Guy 

  • The Power of Silence
    • Carlos Castaneda, 1987

Ep 039: Erik Johnson

  • The Last Vampire series
    • Christopher Pike, 1994 – 1998 

Ep 038: B.Strut 

  • Daily Stoic Journal
    • Ryan Holiday and Stephen, 2017
  • The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph
    • Ryan Holiday, 2014 

Ep 037: Bruce Fenton 

  • Children of the Matrix
    • David Icke, 2001

Ep 036: Graham Gainsford 

  • Bible

Ep 035: Mike Mazzei Jr. 

  • The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
    • Tom Wolfe, 1968

Ep 034: William Robinson 

  • The Da Vinci Code
    • Dan Brown, 2003

Ep 032: Zaid Dahaj 

  • The Way of the Superior Man
    • David Deida, 1997

Ep 031: Adam Loyal 

  • The Rama Series
    • Arthur C Clarke, 1973 – 1993
  • The Field
    • Lynne McTaggart, 2001
  • The Secret
    • Rhonda Byrne, 2006
  • Think and Grow Rich
    • Napoleon Hill, 1937 

Ep 030: Joe Hart

  • The Problem of Pain
    • C.S. Lewis, 1940
  • MONEY Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom
    • Tony Robbins, 2014
  • Rich Dad Poor Dad
    • Robert Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter, 1997

Ep 029: Mike Leathers 

  • I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell
    • Tucker Max, 2006

Ep 028: Dovid Feldman 

  • Tanya
    • Rabbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi, 1796

Ep 027: Jeffery Wilson 

  • The Grand Chessboard
    • Zbigniew Brzezinski, 1997

Ep 026: John Brisson 

  • Life Expectancy
    • Dean Koontz, 2004
  • Nineteen Eighty-Four (aka 1984)
    • George Orwell, 1951
  • The Catcher in the Rye
    • J.D. Salinger, 1951
  • Dark Rivers of the Heart
    • Dean Koontz, 1994

Ep 025: Kyle and Russ Allen 

  • Fingerprints of the Gods
    • Graham Hancock, 1955
  • Earth in Upheaval
    • Immanuel Velikovsky, 1955
  • John Adams
    • David McCullough, 2001
  • Wealth of Nations
    • Adam Smith, 1776
  • Natural Law John Locke
  • The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress
    • Robert A. Heinlein, 1966
  • Starship Troopers
    • Robert A. Heinlein, 1959

Ep 024: Adam Mathews 

  • Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way WeLive, Love, Parent, and Lead
    • Brené Brown, 2015
  • The Furious Longing of God
    • Brennan Manning, 2009
  • Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard
    • Chip Heath and Dan Heath, 2010
  • Between the World and Me
    • Ta-Nehisi Coates, 2015

Ep 023: William Orr 

  • Twilight of the Idols: or How to Philosophize with a Hammer
    • Friedrich Nietzsche, 1888
  • The Antichrist
    • Friedrich Nietzsche, 1895 

Ep 022: Gordon White 

  • Lord of the Rings
    • J R.R. Tolkien, 1954 
  • Liber Null
    • Peter Carroll, 1978 
  • Liber Kaos
    • Peter Carroll, 1992 

Ep 021: Ram Fec 

  • The Master Key System
    • Charles F. Haanel, 1912

Ep 020: Craig Mooney 

  • The Art of Happiness
    • 14th Dalai Lama and Howard C. Cutler, 1998

Ep 019: Kyle Philson 

  • Fingerprints of the Gods
    • Graham Hancock, 1995

Ep 018: Jay Dyer 

  • Bible
  • Dune
    • Frank Herbert, 1965
  • Crime and Punishment
    • Fyodor Dostoevsky, 1866
  • City of God
    • Augustine of Hippo, 426

Ep 017: Graham Dunlop 

  • A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose
    • Eckhart Tolle, 2005
  • The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom
    • Don Miguel Ruiz, 1997

Ep 016: Darren Grimes 

  • No More Mr. Nice Guy
    • Robert A. Glover, 2000 
  • Love & Respect: The Love She Most Desires; The Respect He Desperately Needs
    • Emerson Eggerichs, 2004 
  • Wired for Love: How Understanding Your Partner’s Brain and Attachment Style Can Help You Defuse Conflict and Build a Secure Relationship
    • Stan Tatkin, 2012 
  • Think and Grow Rich
    • Napoleon Hill, 1937 

Ep 015: Walter Bosley 

  • Odyssey
    • Homer circa. 8th century BC
  • Iliad
    • Homer circa. 8th century BC

Ep 014: Marty Hansen 

  • Narcissus and Goldmund
    • Hermann Hesse, 1930 

Ep 013: Gordon Rockford 

  • Lord of the Flies
    • William Golding, 1954 
  • The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More
    • Roald Dahl, 1977 

Ep 012: Midnight Mike 

  • The History of Video Games
  • Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes from the American Indie Underground 1981–1991
    • Michael, 2001 
  • Azerrad
  • Fahrenheit 451
    • Ray Bradbury, 1953 
  • Nineteen Eighty-Four (aka 1984)
    • George Orwell, 1949 

Ep 011: Dr. Robert A Glover 

  • The Road Less Traveled
    • M. Scott Peck, 1978 
  • The Way of the Superior Man
    • David Deida, 1997 

Ep 010: Joe Rupe 

  • The Hobbit, or There and Back Again
    • J. R. R. Tolkien, 1937 
  • The Magus of Strovolos
    • Kyriacos C. Markides, 1985 

Ep 009: Matt Belair 

  • Zen Athlete: The Secrets to Achieving Your Highest Potential
    • Matt Belair, 2017 
  • Autobiography of a Yogi
    • Paramahansa Yogananda, 1946 

Ep 008: Micah Hanks 

  • On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
    • Stephen King, 2000 

Ep 007: Pat Miletich 

  • High Adventure: The True Story of the First Ascent of Everest
    • Edmund Hillary, 1955 

Ep 006: Duncan Trussell 

  • Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism
    • Chögyam Trungpa, 1973 

Ep 005: Dr. Mike Hart 

  • 12 Rules for Life
    • Jordan Peterson, 2018 

Ep 004: Chase Joseph 

  • No More Mr. Nice Guy
    • Robert A. Glover, 2000 
  • Bible
  • The Lean Startup
    • Eric Ries, 2011 
  • Paradise Lost
    • John Milton, 1667 

Ep 003: David Mathisen 

  • Odyssey
    • Homer circa. 8th century BC
  • The Stars: A New Way to See Them
    • H. A. Rey, 1952 

Ep 002: Supaman 

  • Bible
  • The Alchemist
    • Paulo Coelho, 1988 
  • The spontaneous fulfillment of desire
    • Deepak Chopra, 1998 
  • Unlimited Power
    • Tony Robbins, 1986 
  • How To Be Here
    • Rob Bell, 2016 
  • Plenty-coups, chief of the Crows
    • Plenty Coups, 1930 

Ep 001: Nickie Benefield 

  • Bible

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