Way of the Peaceful Warrior: A Book That Changes Lives, by Dan Millman (New World Library), 240 pages, $24.95
One of the most beloved spiritual sagas of our time has just turned 30. For the first time since the book’s initial publication in 1980, Way of the Peaceful Warrior is available in a hardcover classic edition to celebrate this milestone. Shared among friends and family, this multimillion-copy word-of-mouth bestseller has been translated into more than 20 languages and has inspired men and women of all ages worldwide. Despite his success, college student and world-champion athlete Dan Millman is haunted by a feeling that something is missing from his life. Awakened one night by dark dreams, he wanders into an all-night gas station. There he meets an old man named Socrates, and his world is changed forever. This classic tale, told with heart and humor, speaks to the peaceful warrior in each of us.
Eyes Wide Open: Cultivating Discernment on the Spiritual Path, by Mariana Caplan, Ph.D. (Sounds True), 328 pages, $18.95
The spiritual path is like any other road – it’s going to have its share of potholes and detours. Safe travel requires a quality rarely taught, yet critically important in today’s world: discernment. In Eyes Wide Open, Mariana Caplan supports us in cultivating the acute judgment and discrimination that will help us to live a spiritual life with intelligence, clarity and authenticity. Is enlightenment less about fireworks and bliss and more about dismantling illusions? How do we fully integrate our practice into daily living? What’s the best way to work with the ego and the shadow? Eyes Wide Open explores these questions and more, offering practitioners from any tradition – or those just getting started – a traveler’s guide through “the labyrinth of increasing subtlety” that defines a genuine spiritual life.
Soul Currency: Investing Your Inner Wealth for Fulfillment & Abundance, by Ernest D. Chu (New World Library), 272 pages, $14.95
So what exactly is the secret for working at a job that offers both personal fulfillment and financial fulfillment? It’s not as elusive as one might think, according to Ernest D. (Ernie) Chu, author of Soul Currency. Chu, a leading corporate finance expert, visionary and strategic advisor to some of America’s best-run companies, believes that our spiritual assets – our inner wealth – can be the most powerful resource for fulfillment and success. Important values like generosity, integrity and intuition are what make it possible to find prosperity, no matter what happens in the world around us. These inner traits help us reach our outer goals. Soul Currency examines the power of manifestation through spiritual “adventureprise.” Spirit working through enlightened entrepreneurs can guide the creation of an actual business or a service. Readers will learn how to add their own unique value to this enterprise, or choose to be fulfilled in playing a supportive role as a member of a team.