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Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by RALPHOW(m): 6:45am On Jan 24, 2017
1. WINNING INVISIBLE BATTLES By Bishop David Oyedepo
2. Bible
3. Books in your profession

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Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by Akosxxx(m): 6:45am On Jan 24, 2017
•Seven Habits of Highly Effective People ( Steven Covey)

•Manual of Epictetus ( Just less than 30 pages but the measage is heavy)

•Think and Grow Rich (Napoleon Hill)

•48 Laws of Power (Robert Greene)

•Power of Positive Thinking (Napoleon Hill)
Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by nightingalee: 6:46am On Jan 24, 2017
Gracious007:

Not taking into consideration the fact that the bible is an excellent work of literature and should be left at that, I can only mention how the ills associated with the bible and the negative impact it has on society. Why don't you tell us the benefits of reading the bible?
I really can't type much, since my fingers have a mind of their own.
Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by Nobody: 6:50am On Jan 24, 2017
chrisxxx:
'May the usefulness of the Bible elude you' Say 'Amen'
Is this Sacarsm or what?
Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by Mynd44: 6:50am On Jan 24, 2017
VitaminB12:
Myndd please remove that Angels and Demon from the list. It's pure fiction from Da Vinci.

Here are my top 5

The Bible
Rich Dad Poor Dad
Awaken the giant within
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
The Long walk to freedom by Nelson Mandela
Dan Brown wrote Angels and Demons and not Da Vinci.

Then while the book is totally fictious, some parts of it are true which includes conclave (the way a new pope is chosen), the way the Illuminati sprung up from the hurch itself, the way the Church prosecuted scientists and branded them as heretics. Those are not loes

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Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by Nobody: 6:51am On Jan 24, 2017
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Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by Nobody: 6:53am On Jan 24, 2017
nightingalee:
I really can't type much, since my fingers have a mind of their own.

Oya type little. I am really eager to know.
Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by VitaminB12(m): 6:56am On Jan 24, 2017
Mynd44:

Dan Brown wrote Angels and Demons and not Da Vinci.

Then while the book is totally fictious, some parts of it are true which includes conclave (the way a new pope is chosen), the way the Illuminati sprung up from the hurch itself, the way the Church prosecuted scientists and branded them as heretics. Those are not loes
Sorry, Dan Brown I meant to write.

The book is highly captivating no doubt, but for me, it's not what should be on everyone's to read list in life. I took interest in it because am a Catholic and an Ex-Seminarian. If you are not a devout Catholic, you won't understand much in that book especially the conclave.
Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by KingRex1: 6:58am On Jan 24, 2017
Any basic alphabets book.
Any basic mathematics text.
Any Bible or Quran book of stories.
Any book on your career path.

And..

The 1903 book by James Allen - As a Man Thinketh.

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Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by balanceofterror1(m): 7:00am On Jan 24, 2017
iamadonis2:
OP, I'll recommend:
1. The Richest Man in Babylon (absolutely an amazing read)

2. Think and Grow Rich (the style of grammar may want to put you off, but keep at it).

3. The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown is a Beast)

4. Things Fall Apart (This is one book that'll hold your interest by the balls)

5. The Richest Man in Babylon ( OP I don repeat this book. Nor joke with am ooo)

Shalom!

"If your output is greater than your input, your up-keep becomes your down fall" --- The richest man in Babylon.

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Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by budosky(m): 7:00am On Jan 24, 2017
١. القرآن الكريم

٢٠ صحيح البخارى

٣٠ صحيح المسلم

٤٠ كتاب زاد المعاد لإبن قيم الجوزية

٥. مجموع فتاوى شيخ الإسلام أحمد بن تيمية

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Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by LordGuru1: 7:00am On Jan 24, 2017
No 1 of All Time:
1. He Came To Set The Captives Free by Rebecca Brown (U need to know how to Control powers that controls this world. Try not to be afraid by bitter Truths u'll discover while reading this Book)
2. The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren
3. 48 Laws of Power
4. Act of War by Sun Tzu
5. Yes or No by Jeff Shinabarger
6. The Spirit of Leadership by Myles
Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by nightingalee: 7:01am On Jan 24, 2017
Gracious007:


Oya type little. I am really eager to know.
We all believe in something, even the worst of us. My convictions must not make sense to you, just respect it; In order that, peace remains.
Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by nowpresence(f): 7:01am On Jan 24, 2017
The four agreement
The one that really touched me.
Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by kakaG: 7:02am On Jan 24, 2017
There is only one book to read in a lifetime....the Bible.

To resolve or understand...

Economics
History
Physics
Geography
Chemistry
Math
English
Biology
Government
Further math etc. It's a must

It also cuts across

Medicine
Mass communications
Law
Psychology
Sociology
Pharmacy
Biz or public admin
Int. Rel
Engineering
Theatre arts etc

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Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by Kingbilo(m): 7:04am On Jan 24, 2017
If anybody put gifted hands here, that person needs slap
Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by Funjosh(m): 7:04am On Jan 24, 2017
most of us are listing book based on the one we have read.
Mine are as follow..
Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by Mynd44: 7:05am On Jan 24, 2017
VitaminB12:
Sorry, Dan Brown I meant to write.

The book is highly captivating no doubt, but for me, it's not what should be on everyone's to read list in life. I took interest in it because am a Catholic and an Ex-Seminarian. If you are not a devout Catholic, you won't understand much in that book especially the conclave.
Oh I understood alright.

I find it weird that the catholic church has the biggest library of religious books and they have em all locked up
Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by Queenasake(f): 7:07am On Jan 24, 2017
E Ku owuro gbogbo Ile o,

5 top books, I'd rooting for these:

The Bible
Think and grow rich
The Richman in Babylon
Rich dad, poor dad
Grit (the power of passion and perseverance)

Trust me, read this books, you'll never remain the same again.
Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by fascowilly(m): 7:09am On Jan 24, 2017
Gracious007:
Of what use is the bible?
you should stop drinking, turning you to another thing.

Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by sholay2011(m): 7:10am On Jan 24, 2017
The Bible

The Purpose Driven Life (by Rick Warren)

Agbako Nile Tete/Koseegbe (Yoruba book)

Joys of Motherhood (by Buchanan Emecheta)

Burial Rites (by Hannah Kent)
Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by hopefulLandlord: 7:13am On Jan 24, 2017
chrisxxx:

'May the usefulness of the Bible elude you'
Say 'Amen'

of course it should elude every sane human; Any book that condones genocide, slavery and doesn't punish the rape of young girls except by forcing the rapist to marry his victim should be held in contempt by anyone with even a smidgen of moral fiber.

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Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by Nobody: 7:13am On Jan 24, 2017
There's no such thing. It's SUBJECTIVE. Each person's list of top 5 would differ, and can even be radically opposite.

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Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by discusant: 7:16am On Jan 24, 2017
Read:
1; No Longer At Ease by Chinua Achebe.
2; Ninety Minutes At Entebbe by ...
3; In God's Name by David Yallup.
4 Assault At Mogadishu by...
5; Eze Goes To School by....
Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by Enemyofpeace: 7:19am On Jan 24, 2017
I hate books but I love yahoo yahoo

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Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by TLAX: 7:19am On Jan 24, 2017
1. The Richest Man un Babylon by George Glason
2. 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene
3. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
4. Selected Speeches and Random Thoughts by C. Odumegwu Ojukwu
5. Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns

Truly...there are no 5 top books. This is more of easy to remember impactful titles on a Tuesday Morning on my way to work!
Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by nams77: 7:21am On Jan 24, 2017
Gracious007:

Of what use is the bible?

For those of you who want to read the bible, let me point out some real interesting facts for your reading pleasure.

- A prophet of god had just lost his master to an unfortunate event, on his return journey, he met some little kids who started poking fun at him and calling him baldy which greatly annoyed him coupled with the earlier tragedy of losing his master, so he commanded beasts to eat them up. Every last one of them. None of them was able to escape.

- God turned a woman into a pillar of salt because she looked back at a burning city.

- A mere man beat the crap outta an angel of god such that the angel barely escaped the fight with his limbs still intact by using magic to
turn the tide.

- God murdered a man on the spot for stopping a box from falling to the ground.

- Jesus was passing by a countryside with his disciples, at that time he was so hungry therefore he stopped by a fig tree to pluck some fruits so as to combat his hunger, but unfortunately, the tree was barren. Jesus got enraged. His eyes blazed with fury. He opened his mouth and pronounced judgement on the fig tree and it died that very moment.

- A woman miraculousy got pregnant without having sexual intercourse.

And many more...
I pity you. You truly need Jesus. Surrender your life now to him
Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by TLAX: 7:21am On Jan 24, 2017
Enemyofpeace:
I hate books but I love yahoo yahoo

There is a direct corelation between the two variables you have mentioned.
Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by QuietHammer(m): 7:21am On Jan 24, 2017
All a man needs is money and power, so, read just these two.
1) The richest man in Babylon.
2) 48 Laws of power.

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Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by hopefulLandlord: 7:23am On Jan 24, 2017
nams77:
I pity you. You truly need Jesus. Surrender your life now to him
meaning, you have nothing to say

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Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by Nobody: 7:24am On Jan 24, 2017
nightingalee:
We all believe in something, even the worst of us. My convictions must not make sense to you, just respect it; In order that, peace remains.

Muslims likewise believe in something. They believe that they would go to a paradise where they would spend the rest of eternity enjoying all pleasures of life if only they kill non-muslims who refuse to join their religion in this world.
How about that?

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Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by moneyallowed(m): 7:24am On Jan 24, 2017
There are a lot of excellent books and these things are subjective but in my view everyone should read these books before they die, or God will have some interesting questions for you

1. THE OZIDI SAGA by J P CLARK
It's amazing the number of Nigerians who have never read this book. How can you claim to love books but you've never read arguably the magnum opus? If I were to pick a book by a Nigerian author everyone should read, this is it. The perfect retelling of an African legend, our own Iliad.

2. 1984 by GEORGE ORWELL

If you want to know fear, read this book.


3. A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME by STEPHEN HAWKING

If you know nothing about science and you're looking for a book that explains in layman's terms the things that the experts say with big grammar without really explaining......this is the book for you

4. WATERSHIP DOWN by RICHARD ADAMS

Simple and effective, sometimes the best writing isn't the most complex but the one that touches you the most. You can't read this without crying once or twice

5. A SHORT HISTORY OF NEARLY EVERYTHING by BILL BRYSON

From the title I think you get the general idea

P.S I wanted to include the bible, but if you don't already know you should read that then you're on a long thing

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