Book Review of Way of the Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman
To start with, the book is an easy read. Millman does an amazing job with the building of the characters throughout this book. There is two main characters that are present for the story that Millman is telling.
With the style of writing from first person, which is a hard thing to do properly to keep the reader interested in the story, Millman does it quite well. The book begins as Dan is going to college at Berkeley. As he wakes from a dream one night and finds himself feeling as though he is missing something in his life. The story takes place mostly at a gas station where Dan meets a teacher, Socrates, that he didn't realize at the time would teach him about life in the spiritual way.
Socrates takes him under his wing so to say and guides him through the understanding of the way of a warrior of old. As the book moves on, he shows how the challenges, from Socrates, that transforms Dan, through wisdom from Eastern cultures, into a humble person. The ending was well plotted as was the whole book. It is a refreshing look at how people come into our lives for a reason, and I feel that is what Millman was going for.
The book has helped me understand more about my own path of life that I am on, and I would say for those of you who have questions of your own about life to pick it up for a read. I highly recommend this book. It isn't the longest book I read but there is a deep seeded message in it that has the ability to change your life.
My next book is going to be The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Keep on reading.