Perhaps o book in this generation has had a more profound impact on our intellectual and spiritual lives than The Road Less Traveled. With sales of more than 7 million copies in the United States and Canada, and translation into more than 23 languages, it has made publishing history, with more than 10 years on The New York Times bestseller list.
Told in a voice that is timeless in its measure of understanding, The Road Less Traveled continues to unable us to explore the nature of loving relationships and leads us toward a new serenity and fullness of life. It help us determine how to distinguish dependency from love; how to become a more sensitive parent; and ultimately how to become one's own true self.
Recognizing that "Life is difficult" and that the journey to spiritual growth is a long one, Dr. Peck never bullies his listeners, but but gently guides them through the hard and often painful process of change toward a higher level of self-understanding.
Combining profound psychological insight and deep spirituality, this is an audiobook that provides inspiration and understanding. As Phyllis Theroux wrote in The Washington Post when the original edition of The Road Less Traveled was first published, "It is not just a book but a spontaneous act of generosity"...Continua
It is a wonderful book for self improvement. It could be a eye-opener for those who haven't touched the topic of spiritual growth before. You may find a case or two that is similar to your own "problem", only varying in severity. It provides lot of foods of self reflection. Although this sounds obvious, we somehow always forget that it requires a genuine love to nurture a relationship - marriage, parenting, etc. Lack of love in childhood might have caused mental illness or psychological problems in adult times.
Probably because of my own personal (in)experience, the latter parts on grace and religion do not click on me. That said, the first part alone deserves my five stars rating.
I first read this book 5-6 years ago and it influenced my way of thinking. When I now read it as a father of two kids, I learn something else as a parent. This must be a book for regular re-reading....Continua