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Way of the peaceful warrior: A basically true story [Unknown Binding]

Dan Millman
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  • Unknown Binding: 210 pages
  • Publisher: distributed by Houghton Mifflin; 1st ed edition (1980)
  • ASIN: B0006DXBW0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (185 customer reviews)

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Life begins," I thought, as I waved good-bye to Mom and Dad and pulled away from the curb in my reliable old Valiant, its faded white body stuffed with the belongings I'd packed for my first year at college. Read the first page
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A true gem among books 30 April 1997
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
In this life, some of us read many books and some of us read very few. And yet, even those with the most expansive reading lists rarely come upon a book that truly changes their lives. For me, at least, this book was one such gem among the millions. I sat down one Saturday afternoon, intending to read only the first chapter. I put the book down about four hours later in a state of wonder and awe, alive with the confidence that I could positively alter my life. What I found was that this book solidified a lot of what I had been thinking about for several years. After reading this, I felt like everything made perfect sense. I felt like I could gain the strength to meet the world on the level that I wanted to. And I still do. This book was an inspiration for me to begin to change my life in wonderful ways. Several months later, and after having read another of Mr. Millman's books, "No Ordinary Moments," I have begun to bring myself out of my self-destructive habits. I have stopped biting my fingernails; I am no longer addicted to Coca-Cola or related products; I am more in touch with and more capable of expressing my emotions. Most important of all, however, is this: for the first time since about eight years ago, I am beginning to have a positive self-image. This may not sound like anything particularly wonderful, but this book and its author have the power to change lives, and the fact remains: my life IS changing. Regardless of who you are, I recommend reading this book. Even if it doesn't bring your world into perspective or make you effect change in your life, it will at least give you another interesting view of the world, one with which it is well worth your while to be familiar. Even if it doesn't change your outlook on life, it is a wonderful and uplifting story. Read more ›
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Way of the Peaceful Warrior 11 Mar 2006
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I first saw this book in the library, and was attracted by the cover. Since then I have read this book several times and so have many of my friends. No book can change your life unless you are willing to put some work into changing yourself or getting in touch with yourself. This book has helped me to get back in touch with my intuition and the magic and wisdom in life. Its true, there are "No Ordinary Moments"
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Everyone should read this book at least once 16 Mar 1999
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
This book is my Bible, whenever life is getting me down or I just need to realign my sights I read it again. It's the only book I've read more than once, probably six times by now and each time I find something new in it and it starts me thinking. Everyone has a Socrates somewhere, it isn't always as obvious as Dan's friend but someone, somewhere is watching our for each of us. Throughout our lives we have many teachers, often they are disguised or appear when we least expect them however, we must always be ready to learn so we don't miss a valuable lesson in life. This book will teach you a few lessons. Read it once at least and then decide for yourself.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thought provoking 31 Jan 2005
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
I read this book over a weekend and could not put it down. It is well written, easy to read, helpful and inspiring. For example, if your past is holding you back in any way this book helps you to free yourself by showing you how to live life in the here and now. It has helped me in many ways and I am now going to read Sacred Journey.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Definately worth buying... 7 May 2004
By A Customer
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I first became attracted to this book simply from the many positive reviews but also because i am taking a gradually increasing interest in philisophical literature. This book was truly amazing. All matters and questions covered are easy for anyone to relate to in one's everyday life, and have great significance. There is a prominent metaphorical sense to the relatively autobiographical novel thats most captivating. For anyone who has considered how to discover happiness or simply wondered upon such matters as the significance of life and questioned its true importance then this book is for you. Even if your just looking for an intriguing book about something different then I highly recommend this.
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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best book on its subject since Carlos Castaneda 8 April 2006
Format:Paperback
As a devoted reader of Carlos Castaneda I was worried that this book may be another diluted mock-up on the subject of spiritual Warriors. I was DELIGHTED. This is a book I would give to anyone to read for pleasure and to those following the path of the spiritual warrior. I have been on this particular path myself for about 12yrs and feel I can comment fairly on this book. I wish I could give this book 10 stars or more. As Dan Millman recounts each experience, he adds fictional stories as an extra teaching method, so the message really gets through. This is the teaching method used by Spiritual Warriors and Millman has made an excellent job of it. ENJOY!
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The path to true unlimited happiness 6 Dec 2006
By Dr. Babus Ahmed VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This book is very easy to read, it is relatable and humorous. I found the messages deep and uplifting and it does make you examine your life and priorities. It also enlightens with a deeper understanding of mind and body. This is a lot to achieve in such a small volume. It is challenging and illuminating and I don't think there are any emotions it does not address. The only criticism I feel I have is that I'm not a world class gymnast, but maybe I have more to learn. The more open you are the more you will gain from The Way of the Peaceful Warrior
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 19 Nov 2006
By Spider Monkey HALL OF FAME TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
This is a brilliant book and an excellent starting place on your spiritual journey. It is easy to read and very enjoyable and leaves you feeling refreshed and with a renewed vigour to go out and change yourself and refocus you on your path in life. I have to admit it is a touch simplistic (which lovers of this book will hate me for saying!) but I do love this book and believe it is a good foundation to deeper spiritual training and an accessible book to come back to in those lighter moments. This is one to pass around and share.

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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome!! brilliant!!!
Most amazing life changing book. . .. great story that can be taken as a life principle guide!!!
Published 4 days ago by ash
1.0 out of 5 stars Regrettable reading.
Weakest story about mindfulness ever. Would. It recommend.
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Mia
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
a bit dated now but the essential message is good, somewhat simplistic and hardly life changing...
Published 1 month ago by hornby
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor
Nothing new to add - just couldn't believe how many people gave rave reviews to what is in my opinion, a poorly concieved, and poorly written, incredibly juvenile book. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mr. I. B. Hewes
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
The Alexandrian PassportLoved this book, realy amazing. It helped understand so much about myself.
Published 1 month ago by Retro
5.0 out of 5 stars The best book I have ever read.
I love this book, it is one of the greatest stories I know. I can not explain how much Dan has influenced my life for the better.
Published 1 month ago by MR R A LEE
5.0 out of 5 stars So many life lessons
A book full of wisdom. Have already added Dan Millman's other books to my wishlist & shall be reading my way through them :-)
Published 1 month ago by Joanna Royle
4.0 out of 5 stars VERY ENJOYABLE
I enjoyed ghis book very much and will be looking at the follow-up soon.

Note sure it actually changes lives but nevertheless a good read
Published 2 months ago by linda hartley
2.0 out of 5 stars Not the best condition
I know it was a old book but it had highlighted sections with marker pen. Otherwise in a ok condition. Disappointed over the markings.
Published 2 months ago by Fred
5.0 out of 5 stars The Book that can change Lives
This is a book that makes you think about your own thought processes and how they can effect you for good or ill. It is sad at times but also humorous and well worth reading. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Marlene Fleming
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