Now, with a new Introduction by the author, written especially for this twenty-fifth anniversary deluxe trade paperback edition of the all-time national bestseller in its field, M. Scott Peck explains the ideas that shaped this book and that continue to influence an ever-growing audience of readers.
Written in a voice that is timeless in its message of understanding, The Road Less Traveled continues to help us explore the very nature of loving relationships and leads us toward a new serenity and fullness of life. It helps us learn 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, as in the famous opening line of his book, "Life is difficult" and that the journey to spiritual growth is a long one, Dr. Peck never bullies his readers, but rather guides them gently through the hard and often painful process of change toward a higher level of self-understanding.
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