What are the best books recommended by Jordan Peterson?

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    #1Words with Power

    Words with Power
    Words with Power: Being a Second Study of "The Bible and Literature" is an investigative book written by scholar Northrop Frye. It was released in 1992. It is about the influence of the Bible on Western literature.
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    Steven Ramos
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "Saw this book recommended by Jordan Peterson and since it spark my interest I decided to grab this book. Words with Power has to be the best literature that I have read. It mostly an insight of what Frye think about every day society and their thoughts and what they should consider. Would highly recommend"
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    #2The World's Religions

    The World's Religions

    The World's Religions: Our Great Wisdom Traditions is a book authored by Huston Smith. It was first released as The Religions of Man. It is about the different forms of faith of men, including the native traditions.

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    Ethan Alexander
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "The World's Religions is one of the best books recommended by Jordan Peterson. The information is well organized and put out in a way as to not overwhelm a reader. A must for any theologian to have on their bookshelf."
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    #3The Great Code

    The Great Code
    The Great Code: The Bible and Literature is a study book authored by renowned Bible scholar Northrop Frye. It was released in 2002. it is about the influence of the Bible on Western art and creativity.
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    Kelly Brown
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "This book doesn't seem very well known. I also don't think the criteria is very clear. Are they looking for a book by Jordan Peterson? Or is Jordan Peterson someone that has a book recommendation list?"
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    #4A Farewell To Arms

    A Farewell To Arms
    A Farewell to Arms is a novel by Ernest Hemingway. Set in Italy during the First World War, it tells the story of Frederic Henry, an American in the ambulance corps of the Italian army, and his relationship with a British nurse.
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    Elizabeth Mitchell
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "I really love this book. A Farewell to Arms is a true classic. It has to be read and reread every year for me."
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    #5The Idiot

    The Idiot
    The Idiot is a philosophical novel by Russian author Fyodor Dostoevsky, first published in 1869. It tells the story of Prince Lec Nikolayevich Myshkin, who returns to Russia after spending years in a sanatorium in Switzerland.
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    Susan Brewer
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "Though this is not the best known Dostoevsky novel, The Idiot deserves more recognition as a brilliant work from a very talented author. I picked it up on a recommendation from Jordan Peterson and I was very pleased! A great story and a great read!"
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    #61984

    1984

    1984 is a utopian and dystopian fiction written by George Orwell. First published in 1949, it is included in the NPR Top 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books.

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    Mark Weber
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "This book is a really interesting read, I lost track of time while reading this often, I just had to know what was going to happen next. I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys fiction stories."
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    #7Brave New World

    Brave New World

    Brave New World by Aldous Huxley is a utopian and dystopian fiction novel published in 1932. This book follows Bernard Marx living a perfect life in a scientifically engineered society until he visited one of the remaining old reservoirs.

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    Terry Brewer
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "I don't know if Peterson recommended it, it is the type of book he would though. You won't be disappointed with this read, so long as you can get past some of the dated references."
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    #8For Whom the Bell Tolls

    For Whom the Bell Tolls
    For Whom the Bell Tolls is a book by Ernest Hemingway. Widely regarded as his greatest masterpiece, it tells the story of Robert Jordan, an American who fought with leftist guerrillas during the Spanish Revolution in the 1930s.
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    Megan Turner
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "I have never heard of this book being recommended by Jordan Peterson. It's a good book but in regards to books recommend by this specific person, I do not believe this is one of them. So pretty bad solution to this topic."
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    #9A History of Religious Ideas, Vol. 2: From Gautama Buddha to the Triumph of Christianity

    A History of Religious Ideas, Vol. 2: From Gautama Buddha to the Triumph of Christianity
    The second volume of Mircea Eliade's History of Religious Ideas encompasses the religions from ancient China to the birth of Christianity, as well as Hinduism, the story of Siddharta Gautama, and many more.
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    Russell Day
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "A History of Religious Ideas, Vol. 2: From Gautama Buddha to the Triumph of Christianity is one of the best books recommended by Jordan Peterson. The characters really have a lot of depth which makes you care about them"
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    #10The Discovery of the Unconscious

    The Discovery of the Unconscious
    The Discovery of the Unconscious: The History and Evolution of Dynamic Psychiatry is a non-fiction book written by Henri F. Ellenberger which explains the theories of the unconscious pre-date Freud.
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    Mary Foster
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "This will make you question everything you know about the unconscious from Freud. This is a great read if you are into Psychology and will open your mind to things you hadn't thought of before. "

Summary

Best What are the best books recommended by Jordan Peterson
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Words with PowerBooks 30 Paid
2The World's ReligionsBooks 28 Paid
3The Great CodeBooks 25 Paid
4A Farewell To ArmsBooks 24 Paid
5The IdiotBooks 22 Paid
61984Books 22 Paid
7Brave New WorldBooks 20 Paid
8For Whom the Bell TollsBooks 18 Paid
9A History of Religious Ideas, Vol. 2: From Gautama Buddha to the Triumph of ChristianityBooks 17 Paid
10The Discovery of the UnconsciousBooks 15 Paid
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