I would love to be able to write something like “War and Peace” changed my views or 1984, or Animal Farm, or War of the Worlds or David Copperfield…you know…ANYTHING that sounded suitably impressive to the scholarly people in the world (and amongst my friends) but if I am being honest the book that has changed my world view more than anything has been the Celestine prophecy (and it’s sequels).
I read them years ago, when I was still in high school and D’s mother showed it to me. It was a massive influence on my faith and my religious path that I would later walk, and I still hold its ideals very close to my heart.
Since reading those books, I have also delved a little into Carl Jung and his ideas on Synchronicity and all the concepts relevant to that. It has been such a long time since I read those books though, I am tempted to grab them out and give them another read and see if they still affect me given what I have experience and understand today.