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Overcome Any Phobia With These 24 Books

Just by reading this article you’ve taken the first step to conquering your fears

We often know that our fears don’t make sense. And while that be strange, it’s also not helpful at all.
But if you’re not able to find affordable help with your fears, you probably get stuck with them forever. If you want to break that habit, reading books by experts on fears might seem like a sensible choice.

And we’d agree because we’ve scoured the internet for 24 books on fears that you can now choose from. All in one place, make sure to read our handy descriptions to see which books resonate most with you.

#1 The Sky Is NOT The Limit by Alicea Davis

The Sky Is NOT The Limit by Alicea Davis
Who recommended this book?
This was recommended by Alicea Davis from Esteem Builders Productions, Inc..

The book begins with a poetic look into ones inner self, while creatively challenging spiritual healing and growth. Alicea Joy Davis’ verses of change empowers others to not only explore their infinite possibilities, they also help bring potential to reality. Her perspective expands into inspirational preparation for new beginnings of healthy relationships with others and with society.

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#2 You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero

You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero
Who recommended this book?
This was recommended by Faith Mariah from Radical Transformation Project.

This book is an easy read and it makes me feel empowered and ready to take on the world. whenever fear comes up for me I read a few pages and It’s like having someone give you me a brilliant pep talk. After listening to the audiobook version I began to take action to change my career. This was one of the scariest actions I’ve ever taken but three years later I own my own business and couldn’t be happier!

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#3 Overcoming Fear, Worry, and Anxiety by Elyse M. Fitzpatrick

Overcoming Fear, Worry, and Anxiety by Elyse M. Fitzpatrick
Who recommended this book?
This was recommended by Nikola Djurkovic from PolicyAdvice.

Overcoming Fear, Worry and Anxiety helps readers identify the source of their fear and understand them, which is the first step towards healing. Afterward, Elyse Fizpatrick offers several strategies for coping with those fears and eventually overcoming them. The book emphasizes the importance of love and comfort in the fight against all insecurities.

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#4 Deconstructing Motivation by Andrew Alexander

Deconstructing Motivation by Andrew Alexander
Who recommended this book?
This was recommended by Andrew Alexander from LimitlessAcademy.

Your fears are mental projections of the future of things that may or may not happen. Always, in the back of our mind, we play out the worst-case scenario when we do something new (make a cold call for business or ask out someone you are attracted to). This is a survival mechanism built into our psychology to keep us alive. When you understand how to re-define these worst-case scenarios in your mind, and learn the right way to take calculated risks, Deconstructing Motivation provides great insights into overcoming your fears.

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#5 The Art of Fear By Kristen Ulmer

The Art of Fear By Kristen Ulmer
Who recommended this book?
This was recommended by Melanie Musson from InsuranceProviders.

We’ve heard about needing to “conquer fear” for our whole lives. It’s such a common phrase that no one even questions it. This book throws that commonly sought-after goal out the window. But it doesn’t just dismiss conquering fear, it offers alternatives to work through fear and not be held captive by fear. The author is an extreme skier and fear is part of her everyday ski experience.

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#6 Heels of Steel by Barbara Kavovit

Heels of Steel by Barbara Kavovit
Who recommended this book?
This was recommended by Barbara Kavovit from Evergreen Construction.

Heels of Steel by Barbara Kavovit, CEO and founder of Evergreen Construction and cast member of the Real Housewives of New York Heels of Steel gives readers an inside look into the cut-throat business of hardhats and hammers. It’s inspired by Barbara Kavovit’s own experiences throughout her career, working on projects at Rockefeller Center, Carnegie Hall Towers, and the Empire State Building.

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#7 Rock Warrior’s Way by Arno Ilgner

Rock Warrior’s Way by Arno Ilgner
Who recommended this book?
This was recommended by Candess Zona-Mendola from MakeFoodSafe.

This may be for climbers, but it is also for everyone else. This book is all about learning how to shift your mental focus. As it mentions, “It includes step-by-step guidance on motivation analysis, information gathering, risk assessment, mental focus, and deliberate transition into action. Poor use of attention creates fear, which can manifest itself as anything from performance anxiety to sheer terror.” This book will provide anyone tools on how to flip your mindset and overcome fear.

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#8 Feel the Fear… And Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers

Feel the Fear... And Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers
Who recommended this book?
This was recommended by Andrea Loubier from Mailbird.

This inspiring book illustrates 10 steps that we can use to face our fears and begin to create the things that we actually want in our own lives. We learn that we are not just a victim of circumstance, but that we can shape our world to have meaning.

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#9 When Dogs Fly by Olga Horvat

When Dogs Fly by Olga Horvat
Who recommended this book?
This was recommended by Olga Horvat from RoyalDogsGallery.

When Dogs Fly is a practical meditation guide and it’s designed to quiet your mind with 30 exquisites illustrations and inspirational quotes. It can help you unwind and remind you of how awesome life is!

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#10 Chaos to Clarity by Rev. Patricia Cagganello

Chaos to Clarity by Rev. Patricia Cagganello
Who recommended this book?
This was recommended by Kathleen (Kat) O’Keefe-Kanavos from Kathleen O’Keefe-Kanavos.

Fear of change, like death, is fear of the unknown and one of our biggest fears in life. Yet, without the ability to adapt to change, there is no hope for a future.

Change is part of the natural order of life. In this inspirational book on overcoming the fear of change, co-authors Cagganello and Kanavos offer their expertise on the spirituality and psychology of change surrounding the thirty true stories of people from around the world. Real People. Real Fear. Real Pain. Real Healing. Change is not only necessary, it’s good for you.

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#11 Finding Medusa by Donna F. Brown

Finding Medusa by Donna F. Brown
Who recommended this book?
This was recommended by Donna F. Brown from Write On Donna.

This book is about overcoming adversity in the form of health challenges, such as tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, which is a problem I have struggled with since 1996. I am a musician and have most likely developed tinnitus from listening and playing hard rock music since my early twenties. I was in a band called Medusa in the early ’70s and I played with them for three years until I decided to pursue a nursing career. That in itself was indeed fearful!

When faced with any chronic health problem, you can either succumb to hopelessness and despair, or pick yourself up by your bootstraps and do something positive! I decided to do three technical climbs on Mount Rainier and Mount Hood in Oregon to raise awareness of this problem and generate funds for American Tinnitus Association in Portland, OR. During these climbs, I encountered severe blizzard and whiteout conditions, as well as other perilous dangers such as hidden crevasses. I courageously faced my fears and emerged quite successful in these endeavors, raising close to half a million dollars in funds for continued research for a cure for tinnitus. One person can indeed make a difference in the world in whatever fashion they choose!

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#12 Speak With No Fear by Mike Acker

Speak With No Fear by Mike Acker
Who recommended this book?
This was recommended by Alberto Navarrete from Frisco Maids.

One of the most common fears is speaking in public, this great book deals with that subject creating guidelines on how to overcome it. These guidelines can be used for other fears because fears have common grounds.

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#13 Overcoming Health Anxiety by Owens PhD, Katherine

Overcoming Health Anxiety by Owens PhD, Katherine
Who recommended this book?
This was recommended by Alberto Navarrete from Frisco Maids.

Here it is, science trying to explain what it’s anxiety and how to deal with it. Two experienced doctors make an incredible book that everyone should read, even if you didn’t suffer from any illness, this could put you on the shoes of friends and family.

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#14 Badass Ways to End Anxiety & Stop Panic Attacks! by Geert Verschaeve

Badass Ways to End Anxiety & Stop Panic Attacks! by Geert Verschaeve
Who recommended this book?
This was recommended by Alberto Navarrete from Frisco Maids.

Geert is a life coach that believes that everyone is a Badass, everyone has the power inside them to stop their mind from overcoming their life, so if you suffer from severe panic attacks try to pick this book and give it a read, it’s raw but highly effective.

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#15 The Gift of Crisis by Bridgitte Jackson Buckley

The Gift of Crisis by Bridgitte Jackson Buckley
Who recommended this book?
This was recommended by Bridgitte Jackson-Buckley from BJBuckley.

Three years before the 2008 economic downturn my husband was hospitalized due to the onset of symptoms for a stroke. He was 33 years-old and the primary provider for our family.

With extreme financial insecurity, I constantly felt threatened by a looming financial disaster. My nerves “lived” in fight-or-flight mode. The fear of losing our home to foreclosure dominated my responses, choices, reactions, and conversations. I was consistently afraid this or some other event would occur that we would not be able to financially handle. Eventually it did.

In 2010, we lost our home. It was during this time of financial hardship that I turned to meditation to make it through each day.

During this time of establishing a consistent meditation practice, I still had moments of feeling afraid – of what could go wrong. However, little-by-little fear played a less significant role in my life. It took several years, in fact, of deeply sincere and active participation in meditation, prayer, self-introspection and study to no longer be ruled by fear and self-sabotaging patterns. Simply put, I had a lot of “un-learning” to do. I had to make an effort to uncover the hidden parts of myself which kept me attached to financial disarray and problematic situations.

Over time my mind began to interpret fewer situations as something to be afraid of. I wasn’t as susceptible to being emotionally triggered into a state of fear, anxiety, anger, impatience, sadness or depression. I did still experience the emotions. However, I became less and less pulled around by them. Meditation became the “doorway” through which I was able to quiet my mind, experience less fear and agitation from external events andinstead experience more openness to remain centered and grounded.

THE GIFT OF CRISIS is a raw and real read that offers authentic inspiration, hope, and wisdom during a time of crisis. This real life story of awakening reveals how to explore crisis as a tool for courageous change, and reminds us that we sometimes have to go through the fire to find the gold – “It’s not a crisis, it’s a crossroads!”

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#16 Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway by Susan Jeffers

Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway by Susan Jeffers
Who recommended this book?
This was recommended by Stefanie Lesser from Hope & Love Radio.

In this book you will learn how to change your negative thoughts related to the fears, learn what we are really truly afraid of, and help u make better decisions. Moreover,to help you face what you fear most to create a meaningful future. Additionally, this book is based on personal experiences and is a great tool for personal development.

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#17 The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks

The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks
Who recommended this book?
This was recommended by John Parrott from Relax Like A Boss.

You feel vigorous one moment, then the next moment, something happens and brings you back to a place of grief and sorrow.

This book is about transforming your life to the fearless thriving journey. The author discusses the one problem that is holding us back from reaching the next level — the Upper Limit Problem. This problem is stirred by four hidden barriers based on our fears and false belief.

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#18 Rejection Proof by Jia Jiang

Rejection Proof by Jia Jiang
Who recommended this book?
This was recommended by John Parrott from Relax Like A Boss.

This book is all about mastering and overcoming the fear of rejection. Jia’s first endeavor to pursue his entrepreneurial dream ended up in disapproval. Even though he had a satisfactory job, later on, he wasn’t happy.

In the end, he started a project called 100 Days of Rejection. With the hope of desensitizing his dismay, he seeks random strangers and makes absurd requests — the most famous being ordering Krispy Kreme donuts to be shaped like Olympic rings.

The book comprises of personable and tidbits that will inspire you to take action if you are afraid of being rejected.

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#19 The Confidence Gap by Russ Harris

The Confidence Gap by Russ Harris
Who recommended this book?
This was recommended by John Parrott from Relax Like A Boss.

Russ Harris’s book emphasizes the techniques of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to encourage readers to achieve long-lasting confidence. Russ Harris provides his valuable input and advice on how to nurture mindfulness and self-acceptance to develop a brighten direction in life. Harris urges us to accept our fears and use them to consider our advantage.

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#20 Nilay’s Wish by Riya Aarini

Nilay's Wish by Riya Aarini
Who recommended this book?
This was recommended by Riya Aarini from Riya Presents.

Nilay’s Wish is about an eleven-year-old name Nilay who makes a wish when he stumbles upon a genie lamp in Canada. His wish takes him on an adventure to exotic lands. Little does he know that his journey will have an impact on his fears. Follow Nilay as he treks through ancient India and squashes his fears!

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#21 The Courage Habit by Kate Swoboda

The Courage Habit by Kate Swoboda
Who recommended this book?
This was recommended by Kate Swoboda from YourCourageousLife.

Kate Swoboda, author of The Courage Habit, literally wrote the book on fear. The Courage Habit is a four-step process that helps you conquer your inner critic, release the past, and live your most courageous life. By following the simple steps (access the body, listen without attachment, reframe limiting stories, and create community), you will recognize and accept your fears, identify where fear has become a habit, and break down those limitations to create courageous habits instead.

By creating courage as a brain-based habit, you will discover more confidence in yourself, make real progress toward your goals, and develop emotional resilience–and most importantly, fear will no longer stand in the way of reaching your goals and living your best life. If you want to overcome fear, The Courage Habit is a must-read!

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#22 Depression Hates a Moving Target by Nita Sweeney

Depression Hates a Moving Target by Nita Sweeney
Who recommended this book?
This was recommended by Nita Sweeney from NitaSweeney.

At 49 years of age, grief-stricken, chronically depressed Nita Sweeney takes up running with her dog in an attempt to find a way out of the darkness. Her memoir of pounding the roads with her canine companion will entertain and motivate any reader who has ever fallen into deep despair. Whether or not readers want to follow in her footsteps, they will enjoy reading about her journey.

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#23 Reasons To Live One More Day, Every Day by Jas Rawlinson

Reasons To Live One More Day, Every Day by Jas Rawlinson
Who recommended this book?
This was recommended by Jasmine Rawlinson from JasRawlinson.

With 10 lived-experience stories covering a range of topics (including child and institutional abuse, bipolar disorders, chronic illness, domestic violence, and more), Reasons to Live is full of practical insights from everyday people who have overcome fear, trauma, or adversity to re-create their lives with purpose.

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#24 A Fierce Heart by Spring Washam

A Fierce Heart by Spring Washam
Who recommended this book?
This was recommended by Leslie Grossman from Leslie Grossman Leadership.

Washam, founding teacher of the East Bay Meditation Center in CA, leads worships and retreats worldwide. With deep reflections and insight, she explains how to find courage and opportunities to grow, even during the most darkest times. With stories from South Central LA to the jungles of Peru, the author gives tangible examples, showing effective responses to transform fear and suffering.

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Contributors to this article
Alicea Davis from Esteem Builders Productions, Inc.

Faith Mariah from Radical Transformation Project

Nikola Djurkovic from PolicyAdvice

Andrew Alexander from LimitlessAcademy

Melanie Musson from InsuranceProviders

Barbara Kavovit from Evergreen Construction

Candess Zona-Mendola from MakeFoodSafe

Andrea Loubier from Mailbird

Olga Horvat from RoyalDogsGallery

Kathleen (Kat) O’Keefe-Kanavos from Kathleen O’Keefe-Kanavos

Donna F. Brown from Write On Donna

Alberto Navarrete from Frisco Maids

Bridgitte Jackson-Buckley from BJBuckley

Stefanie Lesser from Hope & Love Radio

John Parrott from Relax Like A Boss

Riya Aarini from Riya Presents

Kate Swoboda from YourCourageousLife

Nita Sweeney from NitaSweeney

Jasmine Rawlinson from JasRawlinson

Leslie Grossman from Leslie Grossman Leadership

Written by Zak Parker

Journalist, writer, musician, professional procrastinator. I'll add more here later.

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