Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives

Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives

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by Dan Millman
     
 

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Way of the Peaceful Warrior is based on the story of Dan Millman, a world champion athlete, who journeys into realms of romance and magic, light and darkness, body, mind, and spirit. Guided by a powerful old warrior named Socrates and tempted by an elusive, playful woman named Joy, Dan is led toward a final confrontation that will deliver or destroy him.

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Way of the Peaceful Warrior is based on the story of Dan Millman, a world champion athlete, who journeys into realms of romance and magic, light and darkness, body, mind, and spirit. Guided by a powerful old warrior named Socrates and tempted by an elusive, playful woman named Joy, Dan is led toward a final confrontation that will deliver or destroy him. Readers join Dan as he learns to live as a peaceful warrior. This international bestseller conveys piercing truths and humorous wisdom, speaking directly to the universal quest for happiness.

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Library Journal
Similar in certain ways to Paolo Coelho's later Alchemist, this book urges readers through a mixture of counsel and lightly fictionalized narrative to cherish awareness and spiritual strength rather than traditionally masculine values.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781932073201
Publisher:
Kramer, H. J., Inc.
Publication date:
05/28/2006
Series:
Millman, Dan Series
Edition description:
Movie tie-in edition
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
38,881
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Dan Millman is a former world champion athlete, university coach, martial arts instructor, and college professor. After an intensive, twenty-year spiritual quest, Dan's teaching found its form as the Peaceful Warrior's Way, expressed fully in his books and lectures. His work continues to evolve over time to meet the needs of a changing world. Dan's thirteen books, including Way of the Peaceful Warrior, have inspired and informed millions of readers in 29 languages worldwide. The feature film, "Peaceful Warrior," starring Nick Nolte, was adapted from Dan's first book, based upon incidents from his life.

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Way of the Peaceful Warrior : A Book That Changes Lives 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 109 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dan Millman's "Way of the Peaceful Warrior" is a wonderful adventure. It's a fun story, as the main character, Dan, meets an enlightened teacher, Socrates, who shares insight on living life with ease, and free from the limiting thoughts of the mind. It's an engaging story line as Dan's world shifts from the ordinary to the extraordinary. I love how Dan Millman has created a novel that teaches with enlightening wisdom.
As Dan Millman's character, Socrates, shares stories and jewels of wisdom that helped Dan find new meaning in his life, I have found that Ariel and Shya Kanes' books have done the same for me. Being Here: Modern Day Tales of Enlightenment, How To Create a Magical Relationship, and Working on Yourself Doesn't Work: A Book About Instantaneous Transformation are three books that teach a practical approach on how to live life in the moment. It is such a revolutionary approach, instantaneous transformation - enlightenment can be experienced by all - EASILY and with consistency.
If you find that you crave and search for well-being as Dan Millman's main character, the Kanes' books hold the keys that end the search.
XXXOOOBookwormOOOXXX More than 1 year ago
What I personally got out of the book is the importance of living in the NOW, not the past or future. What am I doing with myself right now? If you ask yourself this question often, you will find yourself being more productive. There are plenty of wonderful and inspiring passages in this book that will change your life, for example, "There are no accidents, everything has a purpose." Another key message from the warrior may be: Don't ever think you have learned enough - or life will throw you some hard lessons. Just when you think the character understands something, he gets thrown a hardball, similar to the course of life. At times you feel sorry for him, but he can be so cocky! Learning to be humble is one of life's greatest lessons as well. The Way of the Peaceful Warrior, is an amazing journey of self-discovery and enlightenment. Beneath all circumstances, thoughts & emotions lies "the innate perfection of one's life unfolding. That is the secret of unreasonable happiness." Another book I love that delves into the magic available in each moment as it unfolds is Being Here: Modern Day Tales of Enlightenment. Authors Ariel and Shaya Kane explain that if you trade in your preferences for the willingness to be in each moment as it actually is, you will be rewarded with extraordinary well-being. Since reading these works I have had many examples of "unreasonable happiness" in my own life. A recent 6+ hour wait in an airport in Costa Rica, which ended with a cancelled flight and an unexpected overnight stay, became a delightful adventure and an opportunity to set aside my preferences and have well-being. One had only to look at the faces of other passengers to see that this was not the common response to the situation. But as I have begun to engage in each moment, without prejudice, my life has opened up to unexpected sources of actual joy & well-being. Amazing, eye opening true story about our ability to achieve happiness by being in the moment and finding joy in every event, regardless.       
Tonya Clark More than 1 year ago
I read this book for the first time over 15 years ago, and I still remember how it changed my life and out look. I have read it twice since. slow read for first few chapters, but worth reading till the end!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read this book 50 times, my copy looks as worn as it could be. I have given as gift to celebrate life as well to those looking for a path. No matter what you believe it is an amazing journey.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a young teen, i read this book and im not the same. Worth a read and def. Opens up your eyes and mind!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book really does change lives, once you read it you will never go back to your old ways. If you are just staring out into the whole green/spiritual/tranquil phase, this is a great book to ease into that.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've only just started this book, a third of the way in, but I have never read a book that has made me feel so much better. The night before I started reading this I was ready to kill myself. I dragged myself to work the next day and a friend made me start reading this. I feel better than I have in a long time and I haven't even finished yet. Everything they say about this book is completely true.
Michael Castelli More than 1 year ago
I am reading this book again after 10 years. A book that truly changes lives.
winddydragonist More than 1 year ago
Good book . I enjoyed it alot.
ZenFist More than 1 year ago
still the best book I have ever read.
Simplicity31 More than 1 year ago
amazing book, would recommend highly....gets mind thinking about importance of life and its meaning!
bestofyou More than 1 year ago
Want to know more about this amazing author? View an exclusive interview with Dan at my website: http://www.bestofyoutoday.com/inner-spirit/author-dan-millman-answers-your-questions-our-exclusive-interview.html See you there!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I fully recommend this book. I have already given it as a gift to others and they feel the same way about it. This book really changes lives...
sophie123 More than 1 year ago
When one searches for who they are, they don't realize that they just might pick up a book, and right before their eyes, learn some valuable lessons about themselves. The Way of the Peaceful Warrior makes one open their eyes and truly identify within themselves who they are. This book makes you realize that there is more to life than materialistic items and more to life than what we see before our eyes. The main character takes us through a journey in his life on becoming a true warrior. Little does he know, and little do we know, that this journey is within him and within ourselves the whole time. He just needed to search his heart and he would have found how to be a peacful warrior. There are a lot of thought provoking lessons that are taught to us throughout the book. Keep your highlighter ready for the times that these lessons really move you and give you "food for thought".
of-course More than 1 year ago
Not only was the story a good one, but it was so inspiring that this book sent me on my spiritual quest that has made my life so much better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book really did great positve changes in my life. I used to think negative about myself, people, and life itself. Always afraid of doing new things and going forward with my life. This book is like the holy bible, going into great details. I highly recommend this book to anyone who feels depressed, lost, or just sick of living. God blessed Dan Millman, his book saved me from suicide.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved the writing style, and the overall plot of the book. It really changed my look on goals, and happiness. Anyone who is looking for a good book, with a great plot, and a great writing style, than they might want to pick up this book, and show it to everyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A good book for teens to read, perhaps be made to read. Well written book. Highly recommend it. As a spiritual seeker of sorts I find this read quite gratifying and uplifting.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was at the edge of my seat and I learned a lot from the stories within!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Way of the Peaceful Warrior is a fantastic story of a young man and his personal and spiritual journey. The characters Dan and Socrates are especially enjoyable. I first read this book in 1991 and have owned and shared many copies since then. It is my favorite gift book because it has something for every reader. Thank you Dan Millman for sharing your story.
Anonymous 8 months ago
I recommend this book to everyone
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Dan_the_manDH More than 1 year ago
Dan Millman, I love you. This book is absolutely amazing. It's short and fast pace, but it definitely has an amazing story. The messages and wisdom given in this book are irreplaceable. My life has definitely changed with this book. I definitely recommend this to any reader.