Stephanie Dowrick published works

Stephanie Dowrick, PhD, is the author of a number of innovative books on life-changing topics. She has the rare distinction of having written five No.1 bestselling books. These include Intimacy and Solitude, Forgiveness and Other Acts of Love, The Universal Heart and Choosing Happiness: Life & Soul Essentials. Her books also include Creative Journal WritingThe Almost-Perfect Marriage, In the Company of RilkeSeeking the Sacred: Transforming Our View of Ourselves and One Another, Everyday Kindness and her book on the universal power of prayer, Heaven on Earth. Her most recent children’s book is The Moon Shines Out of the Dark.

Stephanie Dowrick’s books are published in Australia by Allen and Unwin, and in the United States by Tarcher/PenguinRandomHouse.

She has contributed to major newspapers in Australia for 35 years. She currently also contributes to the “Pearls & Irritations” blog at

Reviewers have said:

“Stephanie Dowrick voices our doubts and questions, and skilfully outlines the truths that address them, providing invaluable guidance and inspiration for the reader.”

Rosamund Burton, Good Reading

“Engaging and insightful, Stephanie Dowrick is empowering, and has a luminosity about her that is contagious.”

Claire Scobie, Kindred Spirit

“Every line in her books is well written…if the various wisdoms she writes about were applied not just to personal relationships but to society in general, then the world would be a better place for everyone.”

Cathrin Schaer, New Zealand Herald

“Courageous and original, she asks the most difficult questions with enormous heart and intelligence.”

Joyce Kornblatt, author of A Reason for Wings

“Stephanie Dowrick is unashamed to make a stand for wonder and the incredible gift of living. Like so many thinkers before her, she recognises that until we respect ourselves and begin to reflect this respect in our behaviour toward others, we are diminished as individuals and as a society.”

Walter Mason, author of Destination Saigon

‘Stephanie Dowrick’s words are like a soothing balm that she applies to our scratches and cuts and sometimes terrible pain. In Everyday Kindness she brings together the wisdom, experience and learning she has gained from a rich and varied life…This is a perfect book to dip into.’  The Saturday Age

‘Could there be a more perfect time for a book on everyday kindness? …Dowrick has her finger on the emotional and spiritual pulse of people…offering us intelligent, effective ways to take control of our world.  …The advice is unpatronising, gentle yet powerful and quickly resonates because – frankly – Dowrick has got it right.  …A book that deserves pride of place on the bedside table of every person keen to live a content and happy life, Everyday Kindness is an eye-opening and powerful reminder of what it means to be human.’

Australian Women Online

‘In Everyday Kindness, Stephanie Dowrick shows how a world of love and happiness is within our reach. Typical of Dowrick’s work, Everyday Kindness is a warm, inspiring and engaging exploration of what is means to be happy and how the smallest acts of kindness can make all the difference… [ it is ] highly personable and enlightening, making this a book that’s especially relevant for our overworked and over-stressed culture.’

Wellbeing Magazine

Everyday Kindness is the practical expression of her spiritual ethic…Dowrick captures the thirst of her generation – mainly women but not exclusively so – for self-betterment.’

Sun Herald

‘Dr Stephanie Dowrick is making a calmer, happier and more rewarding life possible.’

Insight Magazine

Everyday Kindness…is a book that I think every person should have by their bedside with a chapter, or section, mandatory before getting out of bed.’

‘Kindness to oneself is not to be forgotten… The contents of the book are calming and reassuring and presented in short, easily digested segments.’

Launceston Examiner

‘Once again, Stephanie Dowrick has drawn on her extensive experience…to deliver a book that will appeal to anyone looking to improve the quality of their life… This is insightful, stimulating reading which will leave readers feeling positive about themselves.’

Bookseller & Publisher (4-star review)

‘[Everyday Kindness] is helpful and wise. Stephanie Dowrick is renowned for her writing on relationships, spirituality and how to foster a happy life…. This book is essentially a reflection on emotional intelligence and how to develop its gifts. Whether discussing parenting, friendship, love, housework, sex, diet, work or alcohol, Dowrick provides the perceptive and practical advice you would welcome from a friend.’

Herald Sun