5 out of 5 stars *****
An enjoyable read full of self discovery. A gymnast at the top of his game injures himself and finds a new arena of trials and tribulations that prove to be his milieu for learning the most significant and valuable lessons he needs in his life. This real life story about Dan Millman inspires anyone who reads this book. Dan discovers that he cannot realize his spiritual potential by himself using the same thought process and work ethic that brought him to world-class caliber. He requires the amazing friendship of an old gas station attendant known as Socrates and the intriguing relationship he develops with a strong character of the opposite sex, Joy. Way of the Peaceful Warrior is a book for any mature person seeking peace and balance within, using brutal honesty, healthy body, and clear mind.