Thanks to the wonderful folks at the World Healing Institute in Oyster VA, I picked up a couple of books along with one that I bought. Normally I don't write about these things, but the three of them collectively were really great reads. First, Deepak Chopra's 'Buddha', a fictional story on the life of the Buddha. It was a wonderful read, and per Chopra's style, really a great story. You can gain a great deal of insight into Buddha and Buddhism, without getting mired in the details.
Next, Dr. Dyer's book 'Inspiration', is really a great read for those looking to simplify their life and learn where inspiration comes from and how to hold on to it. I find it wonderful when these messages are delivered from multiple spiritual healers, all walking down the same or very similar path. This book is really a great read.