Inspirational Book summaries

Here you can find these inspirational book summaries of our recommended books. Each of these books will help you gain a deeper understanding of our philosophy and values, and will move you towards self consciousness and awareness. From these summaries, you can find the books most valuable to you.

Inspirational Book Summaries topic include: Self Awareness, Accomplishing Goals, Spiritual Development, Personal/Professional Development, Wilderness Adventures and Consciousness

The Seat of the Soul

by Gary Zukav published 1989, reviewed by Charlie, December 12th 2019

I was first introduced to Gary Zukav’s work through Oprah Winfrey’s Super Soul Conversation podcasts. From here, we knew this was something we needed to incorporate into our ranch culture.


Dr Randy Ross and David Salyers, published 2016. Reviewed October 24th 2019 by Jasmin

The core of Dr. Randy Ross and David Salyers’ Remarkable! is the idea that creating a value-centred culture, rather than monetary compensation, inspires elevated levels of performance among team-members in the workplace. 

Braving The Wilderness

Brené Brown (2017), reviewed by Jasmin, January 2020

Brené Brown, a social scientist and research professor at the University of Houston, is a five times #1 New York Times bestsellers author. Brown has spent the last 20 years studying courage, vulnerability, shame and empathy and discusses these topics in her books

Relationships 101

by John C. Maxwell, published 2003, reviewed October 23rd 2019, by Fenja

Leadership Trainer and Motivational Coach John Maxwell has written a bunch of inspirational books about leadership, relationships and personal development. His books caught my attention after I read “The 5 Levels of Leadership” at the ranch.

To Kill a Mockingbird

Harper Lee, published 1960. Reviewed October 14th, by Charlie

You may have read To Kill a Mockingbird in high school. Since coming to the ranch, I’ve realized there are parallels between Atticus Finch’s wise words and our community philosophy

Live, Love, Explore

by Leon Logothetis, published 2017, reviewed October 31st 2019 by Charlie

I came across this book in a bookstore while looking for something else, and maybe that’s how we always find the best things. It was first the title which drew me to this book, it’s similar to Brendon Burchard’s Live, Love, Matter motto, and I’d just finished rereading that book, High Performance Habits.

The Why Café

by John Strelecky, published 2003, reviewed by Marilen on November 5th 2019

I chose the book “The Why Cafe” written by John Strelecky to take with me for my time at the ranch, because it should encourage a new perspective of life and deal with the meaning of it. The book is the perfect introduction for those who feel the need to look behind the curtain.

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success

by Deepak Chopra, published 1994, reviewed by Charlie, on April 26th 2022

 In this book, it is clear how the “laws of nature” that we live by in our community are clearly woven into Deepak Chopra’s seven laws. We define each law then show you how it is implemented in the Trails to Empowerment community.

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