Interest in manifestation has been a hot topic of discussion for many years thus, inspiring the writings of many books on the subject. For most people, however, sifting through the vast amount of books out there can quickly become confusing and overwhelming. “What are the best law of attraction books?” “Which should I read first?” These are the common questions I hear from people just starting out. It’s, therefore, likely you are here for two reasons: (1) the law of attraction has led you here and, (2) you want to know more about the law of attraction and how to use it to get what you want faster. Am I right? If this sounds like you, then, I encourage you to continue your journey and use the following list of, what I think are, the best law of attraction books you need to read.
By no means is this an exhaustive list, neither is it in any particular order. It also doesn’t include all of the oldest or newest writings but rather a blend of both. Each of the authors listed are experts in their respective fields. They offer very powerful and impactful messages written in such a way that I hope will encourage you to open your mind to unlimited possibility. And, I hope you will absorb what is most valuable and meaningful to you.
Whether you are just starting out or looking to deepen your understanding of the law of attraction, I suggest for you to use this list of books as a reference guide. I’ve tried to include a succinct summary of each book to help you pick and choose your next reading. All of the books discuss and include important elements of the law of attraction in different ways. So, I hope my bite-sized summaries will help you to choose a book that will resonate and strike a chord with you. Finally, I encourage you to choose what piques your interest at this point and time and simply jump right in.
21 of the Best Law of Attraction Books
1. The Attractor Factor by Joe Vitale
Once homeless at one point in his life, Joe Vitale has miraculously created a life of abundance. And not just for himself but for others as well. In The Attractor Factor, Joe shares his teachings through his incredible life experiences. He has a Ph.D. in Metaphysical Science and currently serves as an ordained minister. The main focus of his writings is to help people understand the law of attraction and how to use it to help them achieve their dreams.
What makes The Attractor Factor one of the best law of attraction books is that it details a comprehensive 5-step guide. The guide also includes loads of exercises designed to help you redefine your goals. If you have trouble with self-defeating thoughts, this book also provides techniques to help you release your negative thoughts or beliefs and focus on the positive aspects of your life.
2. Change Your Thoughts Change Your Life by Wayne Dyer
Wayne Dyer trains others in the areas of self-development and spiritual growth. Not only was Wayne internationally renowned for his training programs but also as a motivational speaker and author of one of the best-selling books of all time—Your Erroneous Zones. In his lifetime, he had a harsh experience from being placed in an orphanage as a kid to surviving Leukemia in his adulthood. Wayne is an inspiration to the workings of the law of attraction and continues to be an inspirational example of what’s possible.
The messages in his writings are profoundly useful because they are drawn from his own personal experience. It’s clear, through the messages in his book Change Your Thoughts Change Your Life, Wayne had a strong desire to show others around him that it is truly possible to live an extraordinary life and leave a significant impact on other people’s lives. In his own life, Wayne set out to be a good example in the way he has lived. Inasmuch as his time with us is long overdue, he left a wealth of lessons from which we can all learn from.
3. The Astonishing Power of Emotions by Esther & Jerry Hicks
At first glance it would be easy to dismiss this writer however, even skeptics have come to appreciate her works. Here’s why. Much as Esther Hicks is the author, in her writings, she claims to challenge a group of intangible non-physical beings collectively referred to as Abraham. Yes, it sounds far-fetched and preposterous but that doesn’t matter. Even though Miss Hicks is making it all up as she goes, her writings provide incredibly profound and insightful wisdom you might ever read.
Her writing is related to the Old Testament teachings of Abraham and, if everyone began to live by them, we’d certainly have world peace by tomorrow. Esther and Jerry’s book The Astonishing Power of Emotions is among the best psychology publications I’ve come across that should be taught in schools. The learnings are so powerful that the book could be the ultimate guide—particularly if you are dealing with pain and sorrow in your life. Applying their unique and practical approach can uplift you from looming sadness to a place of boundless joy and meaning. This book will take you from living life as a victim to where you are able to create the kind of life you hope for.
4. Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
Not enough can be said about the important contribution this book has made to the law of attraction. While the law of attraction teachings in this book aren’t new, they remain highly relevant and widely used. This book Think and Grow Rich is one of Napoleon Hill’s classics which was initially published in the late 1930s. Today, however, it continues to be a best-seller having sold over 100 million copies and is often a recommended read by some of the most successful people of our time.
Think and Grow Rich is the result of more than twenty years of interrogating the most lucrative people of Napoleon Hill’s era. What made them so successful and the striking similar principles they all practiced and lived by. Napoleon’s life was entirely dedicated to educating other people on the principles of success and, to date, it is still regarded as the cornerstone of modern innovation. This is one of the best law of attraction books I still read year-after-year. It is available in both the original unedited version and there is also a newer release updated as a 21st-century version.
5. The Secret by Rhonda Byrne
Rhonda Byrne is the author of a law of attraction book series which began with The Secret. Since the explosive success of The Secret, the book series has expanded to now include other versions. Books such as The Secret Power, The Secret Magic, and The Secret Hero. The book has also been produced into a feature-length movie featuring some of the authors listed here. Through the help of mainstream media, the popularity of Rhonda’s books over recent years have significantly helped to bring more awareness to the law of attraction.
The Secret is a wonderfully easy book to pick up and read which makes it the perfect introduction for those who are new to the subject. The Secret also acts as a great back-to-basics message for those deeply assimilated in it. You could go through the book in one sitting. However, still go back to it several instances later and reread the refreshing nougats of wisdom. There have been many times I’ve opened the book at random to (re)discover an excerpt that happens to be something I needed to at the moment. The Secret book series can be found in hard copy and as Kindle versions. The audio versions read by Rhonda herself are also very powerful and have quite the impact.
6. The Alchemy of Abundance by Rick Jarow
The onset of Rick’s work was inspired by his disappointment with the world around him at age 19. Since then, his journey of discovery has lead to some of the key revelations taught in the law of attraction today. Rick’s book, Alchemy of Abundance has become amongst one of the most read law of attraction publications. Largely due to the book encompassing several aspects of human life we can all relate to at some level. One of the key learnings taught in the book is based on the importance of what Rick refers to as your “Mandala of Manifestation.” A ‘tool’ for materializing what it is you want into your life.
Those who have already read the Alchemy of Abundance and have applied the learnings will tell you just how miraculous life becomes. How it allowed them to enter powerful realms of personal and transpersonal realities. To break free of linear concepts of reality. To connect with guiding divinities. And, to deploy techniques to manifest intentions and gain insights into long-standing blockages. The approach taken in Rick’s work is a reflection of his personal life. For years, he has made it his initiative to transform the way the world thinks about their vocation, purpose, and work. But, that is not all. The writings of Rick Jarow aim to put ancient psycho-spiritual wisdom into work in all aspects of life, teaching the art and science of true giving and receiving.
7. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The Alchemist is a metaphoric tale of a character by the name of Santiago that has seen over 150 million copies sold around the world—and not just as hard copy books. It’s a modern-day classic that has been adapted and produced in all five dominant parts of the world. The book has also been produced in several theatrical forms including dramatized readings, poetry, puppets, dance theatre, opera, and musicals.
Having been first printed in 1988, this book provides wisdom and inspiration through an easy-to-follow story that has enabled its readers to get to where they wish to go in their lives. What makes the book so popular is the fact that Paulo wrote The Alchemist two weeks after it had already been inscribed in his soul. I’ve added it to this list of best law of attraction books because its key message is underpinned by self-discipline. An important life skill we should all learn to master. Law of attraction teachings are sprinkled throughout the book, which is great if you enjoy learning in story form.
8. You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay
This book has stolen the hearts of hundreds of thousands of people all thanks to the message of not just non-judgmental love but also the support you will find in it. You Can Heal Your Life, offers tangible ways through which people peel off negative self-proclamation and subsequently build themselves back up again. Louise explains how disease (which she calls ‘dis-ease’) is only a product of our other states of mind.That, in order to self-heal, people have to completely change the way they feel about themselves and forgive in order to get on with the healing process.
Louise Hay was raised by a poor mother and violent stepfather and was diagnosed with cancer. Through her experiences, Louise shares her healing wisdom and how she remarkably cured herself of cancer. Highly regarded as one of the pioneers of the self-help movement, in her work, she explains how we can cultivate a connection between the body and the soul from her positive teachings and philosophy. This book is a must-read for using the law of attraction to increase your self-esteem, self-love, and self-confidence through the power of affirmations.
9. As a Man Thinketh by James Allen
James Allen was a British classical writer and although this book embodied his thoughts, he did not really recognize its value and had to be compelled by his wife to get it published. As a Man Thinketh only contains 22 pages of concisely and eloquently presented ideas on the theme that the mind is the master weaver. It has influenced millions of readers and thousands of self-help authors all the way from the 20th century.
From James’ perspective, men will not always attract whatever they wish for but that which they are. And, that which they are stems from that which dominates their thoughts. This statement has been employed on many occasions in several contexts and has been adopted by many writers and speakers in their writings and speeches. As a Man Thinketh is an immortal primer that our realities are created through our thoughts.
10. The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason
Simply created as a series of pamphlets in 1926, this book has become a success classic that is regularly employed in the renowned New Thought prosperity classes. Insurance companies and banks used to distribute these publications in large quantities, giving no precise number of copies that were distributed. So far, however, over two million readers have accessed this tiny record of ten prose works.
At its core, The Richest Man in Babylon, is about teaching readers the benefits of hard work and saving. The lessons are still vivid in the world of finance as the knowledge has been passed on indirectly by the means of newspapers, radio, and audiovisual channels. The author, George Clason was a soldier who served in the United States Army during the Spanish-American war. After which he moved to Colorado to start his lucrative publishing career. When his company, Clason Publishing, collapsed he decided to distribute the pamphlets himself which have since had great influence to millions of people around the world.
See also: 21 Ways on How to Manifest Money into Your Life
10. The Sedona Method by Hale Dwoskin
The Sedona Method is a program that teaches you how you can let go of any sort of emotion or belief. The concept was first developed by Hale Dwoskin’s mentor, Lester Levenson and is recognized as the key to lasting peace, success, happiness and emotional well-being. When Hale met Levenson, his doctors had given him two weeks to live. But, with his intuition, Hale was able to get rid of all limitations and managed to live for forty more years.
In The Sedona Method, Hale Dwoskin explains that we need not resist those things we believe are unpleasant because doing so makes us resist everything. In his own words, he admits that he was, at some point, an “ardent although confused seeker.” In the book, Hale uses the law of attraction principles to teach us that we can do, be, and have everything we desire. Simply by understanding the aspects of limitations we hold in our minds and letting go what limits us.
11. The Success Principles by Jack Canfield
Jack Canfield co-authors in this book with Janet Switzer to explain to us how we can get from where we are to where we want to be in life. Often the main premise of many self-help publications. What makes The Success Principles different is its definitive guide to 64 typical principles of success. The same principles many top achievers have incorporated into their lives to achieve their goals.
The book is a New York Times bestseller. It presents the law of attraction in a way that can be applied to achieve success in all areas of your life. Be it your relationships, leisure pursuits, businesses, finances, or your career. The ideas brought out in this book are a 30-year collection of Jack’s strategies and how he got to where he wanted to be.
12. Happy for No Reason by Marci Shimoff
This book is a comprehensive guide that gives readers seven practical steps to winning joy from the inside out. The author, Marci Shimoff, teaches us how we can abide by what she calls the 7 happiness laws. Laws of which aim to establish ’21 happiness habits’ meant to up the levels of joy. Happy For No Reason combines the author’s personal methods to truly living a fulfilling and happy life. Her key messages are supported with scientific research findings. This is in addition to advice and wisdom of a clout of people she refers to as “The Happy 100.”
Marci Shimoff is a best-selling author and has established herself as one of the best-selling female nonfiction authors. She is also a highly sought after speaker and transformational leader. Her invaluable wisdom on cultivating deep happiness through mind, heart, body, and soul is incredibly insightful. Unlike the other books listed here, there is not so much about her personal life but, her publications do seem to reflect how she overcame her hardships.
13. The Answer by John Assaraf and Murray Smith
From gang streets to appearing twice on The Times bestseller list for his exemplary works. The life of John Assaraf is a true rags-to-riches story. His upbringing in a war-ravaged Israel is presumably what opened his mind to writing on how others can get through such devastating hardships. John Assaraf featured in the film The Secret and Murray Smith is an entrepreneur and business growth expert. Together they wrote The Answer as a guide for succeeding in today’s business world.
The authors strongly believe that their book, The Answer, is a ground shattering self-help business publication for the 21st century. The book has been praised as one of the best law of attraction books ever published. Unlike any other book on the subject, The Answer incorporates the latest breakthroughs in neuroscience. It is the ultimate coaching book for those who wish to have a better understanding of the science behind an optimistic mental attitude, visualization, and the relationship that exists between success, energy, and thoughts. And of course, business people will find it quite intriguing as their interests are dealt with first hand.
14. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
This list of the best law of attraction books wouldn’t be satisfied without How to Win Friends and Influence People. A classic and must-have variation of self-improvement literature. Often regarded as the forefather of all self-help books, this is a must-read. As described in the title, Dale Carnegie offers suggestions and practical advice. Useful techniques and strategies that can win you friends, acquaintances, and influence other people. The approaches described are sometimes as simple and obvious such as a thank-you and a smile. But often, we are likely to forget them and miss out on some impactful opportunities to make new friends.
It is amongst the earliest publications geared towards the fundamental principles that govern the law of attraction. Workable principles that still influence thousands of people. So-much-so that it is often referred to or referenced by in other published books that teach manifesting. Dale Carnegie was a proponent of corporate training programs, salesmanship, and self-improvement. His courses and books inspired an entire genre of nonfiction writing through the Dale Carnegie Institute. A highly respected business training firm that has outlets in 75 countries.
15. Seeds of Greatness by Denis Waitley
Denis Waitley is a famous American motivational speaker, productivity consultant, keynote lecturer, and author. He has sold more than 10 million podcast episodes and audio programs in 14 languages and is quite plausibly the most listened-to-voice on career and personal achievement. His book, Seeds of Greatness helps the reader combine their natural abilities with positive attitudes to choose their goals and follow specific stages to ensure that they are attained. With this, you are able to build on self-reliance and as a result, your self-esteem is also enhanced allowing you make wiser and more informed decisions.
Eventually, you will not only be able to win the understanding of others but also, understand others yourself. Through these lessons, Denis’ teachings are designed to help you expel the feeling of unworthiness and set you on a purposeful trajectory to achieving your personal goals. Denis believes every one of us is born with seeds of greatness within us, just waiting to be cultivated and nurtured, and this book gives you the 10 best-kept secrets that guarantee total success.
16. Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra
The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success is a pocket-sized book which offers workable strategies. Methods of which are designed to turn your dreams into reality. Sound far-fetched? Many connections can be made between the spiritual world and metaphysics. Connections of which this book helps to make sense of. A must-read for anyone wanting to complete their understanding of the law of attraction. For many readers, this book stands out from the rest of decades of success genre. This is in large part due to the in-depth discussion of the essential principles. And also, the clear practical steps provided to achieve the fulfillment of your dreams and desires.
Success is an outcome of the understanding of our basic nature as human beings. This is the gospel Deepak Chopra aims to preach throughout this book. Deepak also emphasizes the essential need to understand and follow the laws of nature rather than precise plans driving ambition or hard work. In the book, Deepak emphasizes that we are all “spiritual beings living occasional human experiences.” Therefore, among the first tasks we need to complete, we must first become conscious of the Higher-Self.
17. I can Make You Rich by Paul McKenna
I Can Make You Rich is a book that is succeeded by an audio disk that contains a mix of mind programming exercises, self-hypnosis, quotes from renowned people, and thought-provoking examples. The teaching in this book are to help you instill the abundant mindset required to achieve the richness of life and financial wealth. The first sections of the book describe the importance of thinking rich and embracing a rich mindset. While the rest explores effective mental exercises to help you create a “rich anchor” and reprogram your wealth thermostat.
By the title, you might expect a lot of focus to be on monetary riches. Throughout the book, however, Paul leans more towards lessons that lead to an abundant life. In addition to the lessons, Paul provides useful exercises to help the reader get on the right track. Paul’s interest in hypnotherapy is what led him to come up with the alternative methods of self-help detailed in this book.
18. The Brower Quadrant by Lee Brower
The Brower Quadrant is a book that has gathered Lee’s experience as a coach and estate planner. Lee ranks amongst the most renowned international wealth and business consultants. And, moreover, is an incredibly generous philanthropist. His breakthrough ideas and concepts on preserving wealth are changing the landscape of leadership in a variety of places. This book makes this list of best law of attraction books for various important reasons. For instance, it is very much centered upon mindset. And, it addresses the importance of creating a lasting family legacy.
The Brower Quadrant is a system that perpetuates family wealth. Not just money but also true wealth plus all the skills that will create the money, to begin with. According to statistics, in 97 percent of cases, family wealth is totally dissipated by the third generation. In his writings, Lee provides a solution to the basic principles of clarity in planning and gratitude. Two of the fundamental aspects of the law of attraction.
19. The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles
Just as the name suggests, The Science of Getting Rich is a guide to becoming rich. If someday there were to be a hall of fame for self-help books, this one would most certainly be in there. The Science of Getting Rich ranks among the earliest texts that is dedicated to the concept and very principles of the attraction law. Even though the book points out that the term, law of attraction, is not expressly mentioned in modern history—it comprises of the key facets that are true to the law of attraction.
Of the trilogy Wallace D. Wattles has produced, which also includes The Science of Being Well and The Science of Being Great, The Science of Getting Rich is the most popular part of the series that covers the achievement of happiness, wealth, and health in life. While not much is recorded about his personal life, there are a few aspects that are known. For instance, Wallace had little formal education yet he had a good base in religious and philosophical studies. Wallace’s The Science of Getting Rich is a must for this list of best law of attraction books. His works have influenced many modern day authors such as Rhonda Byrne and Bob Proctor. Not to mention, he is often regarded as a Motivational Giant.
20. Advanced Formula for Total Success by Dr. Robert Anthony
Dr. Robert Anthony released the first version of Advanced Formula for Success in 1988. Since then, the book has been edited and republished for a newer generation. It is a product of Dr. Anthony’s research in the fields of psychology and metaphysics and aims to answer the following questions. Why do such things happen to you? Why do such things fail to happen to you? Dr. Anthony also aims to address key issues regarding our thinking. For instance, why positive thinking is not enough. And secondly, why the practice of positive thinking alone will often fail to deliver the desired results. In the book, Dr. Anthony shares his perspective to explain the difference between positive thinking and negative thinking. He also goes a step further to share a whole new concept he calls Right Thinking.
Dr. Anthony also goes to great length to unmask the unworkable beliefs that block us from producing positive results. Throughout the book, he provides a range of practical instructions to achieve success. For instance, techniques for imprinting certain things you want to happen to your deep mind so they happen naturally. To achieve this, Dr. Anthony shares his technique of using five concepts: recognize, relax, release, reason, and realize. Amongst the many benefits this book offers, it will help to give you a greater sense of self-confidence. It’s a book that will enable you to see and make use of the power within you. Practical advice to help you overcome self-sabotaging obstacles which will permit you to achieve total success.
21. The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
The Power of Now is a guide to spiritual enlightenment. It focuses entirely on the problems you are encountering at the moment and the very person you are today. The author, Eckhart Tolle, highlights the idea that we tend to deny our usual tendency to imagine some sort of bright future or to dwell on the past. Even without ever coming to grips with our present. When Eckhart first published the book in 1997, only 3,000 copies went to print. The success of the book wasn’t realized until Oprah Winfrey recommended the work of Eckhart in her magazine. At that point, the book made the Times bestseller list and remained on the list for 20 weeks. As a result, the book has since become a much appreciated and a welcome read for many people today.
Eckart writes the book in the question-and-answer style through an imaginary dialogue with the reader. Throughout the book, Eckhart argues that our civilization was built upon the mind’s achievements. Therefore, as a result, we naturally confuse the mind as being us. Withal, there is a “being-ness” behind the mind, the true self. Eckhart, therefore, argues that our goal should be to get in tune with it. That is, in order to be in better control of our thoughts and in turn put our emotions in perspective.
See also: 21 Ways on How to Manifest Money into Your Life.
The above is a personally curated list of 21 of best law of attraction books. A list that I hope will serve you as well as it has served me. There are many other books on the law of attraction but, this list should provide you with a good start. Wherever you are in your journey, there should be something in this list that resonates with you. Some book outlets will still have copies of these books. Having a hard time finding them? Then, feel free to use the links above to purchase directly from Amazon. Either as a hard copy or for your Kindle. Alternatively, you can always see if there is an audiobook version available on Audible.