Reading books that teach or enhance one’s bhakti is a form of kirtan and fortifies one’s daily practice by helping to fix the mind in yoga.

The following books are broken out by topic. The title of each book is a link to where you can get your copy.

Maha-mantra Practice and Kirtan

Mahamantra Yoga: Chanting to Anchor the Mind and Access the Divine, Richard Whitehurst

The Yoga of Kirtan: Conversations on the Sacred Art of Chanting, Steven Rosen

Birth of Kirtan: The Life & Teaching of Chaitanya, Ranchor Prime


Introductory Books about Bhakti

Wise-Love: Bhakti and the Search for the Soul of Consciousness,Pranada Comtois

Bhakti-Shakti: Goddess of Divine Love, Pranada Comtois

Yoga and the Dark Night of the Soul, Simon Haas

Inner Yoga: Entering the Heart of the Tradition, Janne Kontala

The Search for the Highest Truth: Adventures in Yoga Philosophy, Hari-kirtan

Harmony and the Bhagavad-gita: Lessons from a Life-Changing Move to the Wilderness, Visakha Dasi

The Journey Within, Radhanath Swami

Gita 365 Reflections, Chaitanya Charan


Easy-Entry Gitas

Bhagavad Gita: Talks Between the Soul and God, Ranchor Prime and Charles Newington

A Comprehensive Guide to Bhagavad-Gita with Literal Translation, H. D. Goswami

Gita Wisdom: An Introduction to India’s Essential Yoga Text, Joshua M. Greene


Classic Gitas

Bhagavad-Gita As It Is, A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

The Bhagavad Gita: Its Feeling and Philosophy, Swami B. V. Tripurari

Bhagavad Gita: The Beloved Lord’s Secret Love Song, Graham M. Schweig


Little treasures by my spiritual teacher A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Sri Isopanisad

Easy Journey to Other Planets

Beyond Birth & Death

Perfect Questions, Perfect Answers

Chant and be Happy


Biography of A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami who brought prema-kirtan to the West

Swami in a Strange Land: How Krishna Came to the West, Joshua M. Greene