Way of the Peaceful Warrior
A Book that Changes Lives
20th Anniversary Edition By Dan Millman
Read How You Want, (2010)
EasyRead Large Print, in 16 Point Font
(Originally Published in Standard Print by H J Kramer Book and New World Library)
Genre: Self-Help, Fiction
Reviewed by Angela Evans - September 23, 2010
Way of the Peaceful Warrior is one of those strange books that doesn't seem really all that important when you first read it. However, as time passes, you soon come to realize that the book has had a profound impact on your life. This rather eclectic story follows the adventures of Dan Millman, a world champion athlete and a University of California student. Millman feels that there is something missing in his life, but he doesn't know exactly what it might be or how to find the illusive 'it'. That is, until Millman meets Socrates at an all-night gas station in the waning days of 1966. A very old man, Socrates becomes Millman's mentor and friend and leads Millman on a mind altering, spiritual journey that will forever change his life.
Along the way Millman meets and falls in love with Joy, a woman who is as eccentric as Socrates and who will likewise have a profound impact on his life. Listening to and internalizing Socrates advice on just about everything from gymnastics to how success is measured, quickly changes Millman's mind set and how he looks at himself and the world about him. As you read this book, you'll find that Socrates's words will have a similar impact on you, guiding you toward a more uncomplicated and happier life.
Written in the form of a fictional story, but supposedly based upon real events and people, Millman's book is a dynamic and often humorous guide to spiritual enlightenment. As such, Way of the Peaceful Warrior is in part a coming-of-age story about Millman finding his place and way in the world. It is also a spiritual guidebook promoting the theory - love and be loved, and do it now, rather than later, for by finding peace and happiness within yourself you will not only share this love with others, but also find it in some of the most unlikely places.
This new, 20th anniversary edition of Way of the Peaceful Warrior includes a new afterword, and some new revisions, by the author. Otherwise, this is the same incredible book that has changed the lives of countless readers of the years, and which is sure to change your life as well...
Way of the Peaceful Warrior is available from Read How You Want, an on-demand publisher that makes books available in a variety of formats including Braille, DAISY, and five different large print formats. This range of formats makes this, and other books, available not only to visually impaired individuals, but also anyone with a reading or physical disability that makes reading standard print books difficult.
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