Recommended Books

Here's of list of recommended books most central to our Three Pillar philosophy. We have written book summaries for many of them to guide you to the book that is most valuable to you.

Personal development

  • Brendon Bruchard, High Performance Habits (with book summary)
  • Stephen Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (with book summary)
  • Dr. Randy Ross and David Salyers, Remarkable! (with book summary)
  • Andrew Matthews, Being Happy
  • Brene Brown, Braving the Wilderness (with book summary)
  • Brene Brown, Daring Greatly
  • Brene Brown, Rising Strong
  • Brene Brown, Dare to Lead
  • Brene Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection



  • Donald Miller, Building a Story Brand



  • Robin Wall Kimmerer, Braiding Sweetgrass


Spiritual growth

Wilderness lifestyle

  • Gerry Bracewell, Gerry, Get Your Gun (with book summary)
  • Charlie Botting, Gerry Bracewell: Guide Outfitter, Pioneer, Matriarch
  • Charlie Botting, Are You Aware of Your Environment? The Impact of Ed McMurray on the Ranch Community
  • Charlie Botting, The Mountain in My Mind (with book summary)


Book Store

Want to buy a book? We have Gerry, Get Your Gun, Gerry Bracewell: Guide Outfitter, Pioneer, Matriarch, Lead Like a Lead Mare, Lessons From a Lead Mare, Intentional Work and The Mountain in My Mind for sale on our training website, Wilderness Training Academy. The Mountain in My Mind is also available as an eBook.

Are you ready for more in life?

You are the master of your destiny. Will you take ownership for your life today? 

Join us on the Trail to Empowerment towards a greater sense of personal development, nature connection and nature conservation. Evolve with a positive mindset by facing challenges and pushing yourself out of your comfort zone. 

The only remaining question: If not now, then when?

Trails to Empowerment

Have you checked out our other inspirational sources yet?