Best Scientific Spiritual Books

Every day, science is merging with spirituality in new and fascinating ways. The fields of quantum physics, neuroscience, positive psychology and many more are offering us some of the most coffee shop conversation-worthy stories out there.

When you’re in the mood to expand your scientific knowledge (to impress a date, maybe?); to learn more about various super practical, scientifically researched spiritual practices; or simply to become a smarter, more well-rounded person, flip through one or more of these awesome works. There’s so much nerdy fun in their pages. And remember: the more heavy stuff you read, the lighter the next heavy stuff gets. Kinda funny how that works, but it does.

I chose the books in the first section because they inspired me deeply, changed me for the better and helped me find greater inner peace. The second section features many of the other scientific spiritual books that come with a halfway decent recommendation of some kind, either from a friend or online.

If you come across another book that deserves to be here, do let me know.

Best Scientific Spiritual Books is part of a larger project, a curriculum I’m writing called Books I Want My Kids to Read Someday. Like this list, it’s an ongoing, possibly unending, project. Check back here or subscribe on the right for updates.

P.S. Here are a few related links for you, too:

Best Scientific Spiritual Books:

Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness are the Keys to Understanding the True Nature of the Universe, Robert Lanza and Bob Berman
The User Illusion: Cutting Consciousness Down to Size, Tor Nørretranders
Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self, Robert Waggoner
A Field Guide to Lucid Dreaming, Dylan Tuccillo, Jared Zeizel and Thomas Peisel
Lucid Dreaming: A Concise Guide to Awakening in Your Dreams and in Your Life, Stephen LaBerge
Fringe-ology: How I Tried to Explain Away the Unexplainable–and Couldn’t, Steve Volk
How God Changes Your Brain: Breakthrough Findings From a Leading Neuroscientist,
Andrew B. Newberg and Mark Robert Waldman
Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself, Joe Dispenza
Everything You Need to Know to Feel Go(o)d, Candace Pert
Molecules of Emotion: Why You Feel the Way You Feel, Candace Pert

Other Recommended Scientific Spiritual Books:

You Are the Placebo: Making Your Mind Matter, Joe Dispenza
Evolve Your Brain: The Science of Changing Your Mind,
Joe Dispenza
The Honeymoon Effect: The Science of Creating Heaven on Earth, Bruce Lipton
The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter, & Miracles, Bruce Lipton
The Wisdom of Your Cells: How Your Beliefs Control Your Biology, Bruce Lipton
Spontaneous Evolution: Our Positive Future and a Way to Get There from Here, Bruce Lipton and Steve Bhaerman
The Spiritual Brain: Science and Religious Experience, Andrew Newberg
Why God Won’t Go Away: Brain Science and the Biology of Belief, Andrew B. Newberg
Why We Believe What We Believe: Our Biological Need for Meaning, Spirituality, and Truth, Andrew B. Newberg and Mark Robert Waldman
Words Can Change Your Brain: 12 Conversation Strategies to Build Trust, Resolve Conflict, and Increase Intimacy, Andrew B. Newberg and Mark Robert Waldman
The Mystical Mind: Probing the Biology of Religious Experience, Andrew B. Newberg and Eugene G.d’Aquili
The Immortal Mind: Science and the Continuity of Consciousness Beyond the Brain, Ervin Laszlo and Anthony Peake
Return to the Brain of Eden: Restoring the Connection between Neurochemistry and Consciousness, Tony Wright and Graham Gynn
The Quantum Doctor: A Quantum Physicist Explains the Healing Power of Integrative Medicine, Amit Goswami
Secrets of Your Cells: Discovering Your Body’s Inner Intelligence, Sondra Barret
The Physics of Angels: Exploring the Realm Where Science and Spirit Meet, Rupert Sheldrake and Matthew Fox
Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself, Lissa Rankin M.D.
One Mind: How Our Individual Mind Is Part of a Greater Consciousness and Why It Matters, Larry Dossey
The Turning Point: Creating Resilience in a Time of Extremes, Gregg Braden
The God Code: The Secret of our Past, the Promise of our Future, Gregg Braden
The Spontaneous Healing of Belief: Shattering the Paradigm of False Limits, Gregg Braden
The Divine Matrix: Bridging Time, Space, Miracles, and Belief, Gregg Braden
How Your Mind Can Heal Your Body, David R. Hamilton


Babies come. But babies don't go. Get Fights You’ll Have After Having a Baby: A Self-Help Story on Amazon now.



  1. Mollie,
    I want to promote the book you mentioned that you wrote:You’re Getting Closer: One Year of Finding God and a Few Good Friends. Certainly not the most important spiritual book I have ever read, however, it was fun, light, enjoyable, and it showed the thought process you went through and followed. I enjoyed it and recommend it to others.

  2. What a thrill, Mollie, to see that I’ve read so many books on this list. You are prompting me to explore further with the ones I haven’t yet read! Especially the ones I’m not familiar with at all.

    I think you would relish this book by Larry Dossey — One Mind: How Our Individual Mind Is Part of a Greater Consciousness and Why It Matters

    Have a phenom rest of the week, you —