The Road Less Traveled and Beyond

Spiritual Growth in an Age of Anxiety

Author: M. Scott Peck

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684835614

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 324

View: 3159

The founder of the Foundation for Community Encouragement draws on his counseling experience to lead readers to the spiritual simplicity that lies on the other side of complexity and explains how to cope with the fears and shortcomings of life
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People of the Lie

The Hope for Healing Human Evil

Author: M. Scott Peck

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0099728605

Category: Abnormal Behaviour

Page: 311

View: 2987

`The patient suddenly resembled a writhing snake of great strength. . . More frightening than the writhing body, however, was the face. The eyes were hooded with lazy reptilian torpor. . . ` This is the second bestselling book by Dr M, Scott Peck. Here Dr Scott Peck describes his encounters during psychiatric therapy with patients who are not merely ill but manifestly evil - People of the Lie. This brilliant, disturbing book forces us to confront the darker side of our natures and to recogise that without spiritual (and indeed religious) dimension, modern psychiatry cannot claim to understand human nature or behaviour. It is a worthy successor to The Road Less Travelled.
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The Road Less Travelled

Author: Morgan Scott Peck

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1846043263

Category: Self-Help

Page: 337

View: 3688

Confronting and solving problems is a painful process which most of us attempt to avoid. Avoiding resolution results in greater pain and an inability to grow both mentally and spiritually. Drawing heavily on his own professional experience, Dr M. Scott Peck, a psychiatrist, suggests ways in which facing our difficulties - and suffering through the changes - can enable us to reach a higher level of self-understanding. He discusses the nature of loving relationships: how to distinguish dependency from love; how to become one's own person and how to be a more sensitive parent. This is a book that can show you how to embrace reality and yet achieve serenity and a richer existence. Hugely influential, it has now sold over ten million copies - and has changed many people's lives round the globe. It may change yours.
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The Different Drum

Community-making and Peace

Author: Morgan Scott Peck

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0099780305

Category: Communication

Page: 334

View: 3507

`The overall purpose of human communication is - or should be - reconciliation. It should ultimately serve to lower or remove the walls of misunderstanding which unduly separate us human beings, one from another. . ' Although we have developed the technology to make communication more efficent and to bring people closer together, we have failed to use it to build a true global community. Dr M. Scott Peck believes that if we are to prevent civilization destroying itself, we must urgently rebuild on all levels, local, national and international and that is the first step to spiritual survival. In this radical and challenging book he describes how the communities work, how group action can be developed on the principles of tolerance and love, and how we can start to transform world society into a true community.
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Further Along The Road Less Travelled

Author: M. Scott Peck

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0857200895

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

View: 9328

The original The Road Less Travelledspent more than ten years on the bestseller lists and is one of the biggest-selling self-help books of all time. In this wonderfully wise and accessible sequel M. Scott Peck delves more deeply into the issues that confront and challenge all of us in the modern world: blame and forgiveness; sexuality and spirituality; death and the meaning of life; families and relationships; accepting responsibility and growing up. Writing throughout with insight and sensitivity, he draws on his own extensive experience -- both professional and personal -- to challenge false assumptions, suggest a way forward and demonstrate that personal change is always possible, no matter how difficult and complex the journey.
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What Return Can I Make?

Dimensions of the Christian Experience

Author: Morgan Scott Peck,Marilyn Von Waldner,Patricia Kay

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780099780205

Category: Christian life

Page: 180

View: 4221

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How People Change

Author: Allen Wheelis

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006090447X

Category: Psychology

Page: 128

View: 3616

"At a time when slick, superficial, psychological works are foisted on the lay-public, Allen Wheelis has written a serious treatise."--San Francisco Sunday Examiner-Chronicle
Posted in Psychology

Exploring the Road Less Traveled

A Study Guide for Small Groups

Author: Alice Howard,Walden Howard

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671620541

Category: Psychology

Page: 192

View: 2505

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I Dare You!

Author: William H. Danforth

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1605200190

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 148

View: 7662

American entrepreneur and philanthropist WILLIAM H. DANFORTH (1870-1956) is most famous for founding the Ralston Purina Company, but he also helped launch the American Youth Foundation in 1925 as a resource for spurring kids to becoming the best they can be. The spirit of his can-do philosophy is encapsulated here, in this cheerful and inspiring guide to being a creative, adventurous, magnetic, successful, daring person at any age. For decades, I Dare You!-with its honest, heartfelt advice and entertaining and enlightening anecdotes-has encouraged and motivated children and adults alike to take control of their lives and become the happy, fulfilled people they've always dreamed of being. As relevant and necessary today as it was when it was first published more than 70 years ago, this is a book to treasure and to share.
Posted in Body, Mind & Spirit

Meditations from the Road

365 Daily Lessons from the Road Less Travelled and the Different Drum

Author: M. Scott Peck

Publisher: Rider

ISBN: 9781846045424


Page: 384

View: 5601

During the last decade, Scott Peck's writing had transformed the lives of millions of people. In this new, pocket-sized volume, Dr Peck has selected 365 inspirational thoughts, focusing on the important challenges of daily life- from overcoming pain to caring for others to making decisions. Each thought is referenced to the source book.
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If You Meet the Buddha on the Road, Kill Him

The Pilgrimage Of Psychotherapy Patients

Author: Sheldon Kopp

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0804150966

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

View: 9907

Therapists do not and cannot give answers. Explore the true nature of the therapeutic relationship, and realize that the guru is no Buddha. He is just another human struggling. Understanding the shape of your own personal ills will lead you on your journey to recovery. Sheldon Kopp has a realistic approach to altering one's destiny and accepting the responsibility that grows with freedom.
Posted in Body, Mind & Spirit

The Road

Author: Cormac McCarthy

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307267458

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 6618

NATIONAL BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE The searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son's fight to survive. A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food—and each other. The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, "each the other's world entire," are sustained by love. Awesome in the totality of its vision, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation. A New York Times Notable Book One of the Best Books of the Year The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, The Denver Post, The Kansas City Star, Los Angeles Times, New York, People, Rocky Mountain News, Time, The Village Voice, The Washington Post
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Unnaturally Green

One Girl's Journey Along a Yellow Brick Road Less Traveled

Author: Felicia Ricci

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1618422219

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 285

View: 4607

In January of 2010, a wide-eyed English grad went from peddling software in NYC to understudying the lead role in Wicked the musical -- her first professional theater gig (ever). Unnaturally Green is the humorous account of the entire journey, from her pit-stain-filled audition to the bittersweet closing night. Author Felicia Ricci wears her heart on her sleeve as she tackles the role of Elphaba, Wicked's green-skinned heroine. She leaps countless hurdles, both professional and personal: conquering the "Songs of Death," weathering a trans-continental "Week I Didn't Poop," enduring the artistic limbo of understudying, and -- worst of all! -- meeting the man of her dreams. And all the while learning, time and again, what it means to be "green." Hop into the mind of an over-sharer as she discovers Broadway's Man Behind the Curtain -- and the thrill and terror of personal growth.
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Open Marriage

A New Life Style for Couples

Author: Nena O'Neill,George O'Neill

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 087131438X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 291

View: 4127

Advocates the importance of individuality in both partners in order to develop an open relationship in marriage
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Choosing the Road Less Traveled

Author: Myckelle P. Williams

Publisher: Mpowerment Worldwide, LLC

ISBN: 9780615772905


Page: 168

View: 8555

"Hello, I'd like to make an appointment...for an abortion..." With a few simple, yet heart-wrenching words, a teen girl stands at a crucial point on the edge of a major-life changing decision...when a surprising act of unselfish love by total strangers changes her life, and destiny, forever. Join Myckelle Williams as she discovers through her pain the power of choice, while finding forgiveness, breaking generations of dysfunction, and walking away from destructive cycles that threatened to make her another statistic. Lessons taught along the way enabled her to forge a new path, and change her future, and that of her next generation. "Sometimes, even in the midst of what seems like a horrible situation, and a mistake...God can make sure that you come to know Him, still." Says Myckelle. With warmth and humor, Myckelle will take you on an emotional journey of hope, healing, and finding love in unexpected places, that include powerful life lessons for the reader with each new chapter.
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Glimpses of the Devil

A Psychiatrist's Personal Accounts of Possession, Exorcism, and Redemption

Author: M. Scott Peck

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743276542

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

View: 3397

The legendary bestselling author and renowned psychiatrist M. Scott Peck, whose books have sold over 14 million copies, reveals the amazing true story of his work as an exorcist -- kept secret for more than twenty-five years -- in two profoundly human stories of satanic possession. In the tradition of his million-copy bestseller People of the Lie: The Hope for Healing Human Evil, Scott Peck's new book offers the first complete account of exorcism and possession by a modern psychiatrist in this extraordinary personal narrative of his efforts to heal patients suffering from demonic and satanic possession. For the first time, Dr. Peck discusses his experience in conducting exorcisms, sharing the spellbinding details of his two major cases: one a moving testament to his healing abilities, and the other a perilous and ultimately unsuccessful struggle against darkness and evil. Twenty-seven-year-old Jersey was of average intelligence; a caring and devoted wife and mother to her husband and two young daughters, she had no history of mental illness. Beccah, in her mid-forties and with a superior intellect, had suffered from profound depression throughout her life, choosing to remain in an abusive relationship with her husband, one dominated by distrust and greed. Until the day Dr. Peck first met the young woman called Jersey, he did not believe in the devil. In fact, as a mature, highly experienced psychiatrist, he expected that this case would resolve his ongoing effort to prove to himself, as scientifically as possible, that there were absolutely no grounds for such beliefs. Yet what he discovered could not be explained away simply as madness or by any standard clinical diagnosis. Through a series of unanticipated events, Dr. Peck found himself thrust into the role of exorcist, and his desire to treat and help Jersey led him down a path of blurred boundaries between science and religion. Once there, he came face-to-face with deeply entrenched evil and ultimately witnessed the overwhelming healing power of love. In Glimpses of the Devil, Dr. Peck's celebrated gift for integrating psychiatry and religion is demonstrated yet again as he recounts his journey from skepticism to eventual acknowledgment of the reality of an evil spirit, even at the risk of being shunned by the medical establishment. In the process, he also finds himself compelled to confront the larger paradox of free will, of a commitment to goodness versus enslavement to the forms of evil, and the monumental clash of forces that endangers both sanity and the soul. Glimpses of the Devil is unquestionably among Scott Peck's most powerful, scrupulously written, and important books in many years. At once deeply sensitive and intensely chilling, it takes a clear-eyed look at one of the most mysterious and misunderstood areas of human experience.
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The Transformation of the Psyche in British Primary Care, 1870-1970

Author: Rhodri Hayward

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1780937199

Category: Medical

Page: 256

View: 8919

Conflicting models of selfhood have become central to debates over modern medicine. Yet we still lack a clear historical account of how this psychological sensibility came to be established. Psychology and Medicine in Modern Britain will remedy this situation by demonstrating that there is nothing inevitable about the current connection between health, identity and personal history. It traces the changing conception of the psyche in Britain over the last two centuries and it demonstrates how these changes were rooted in transformed patterns of medical care. The shifts from private medicine through to National Insurance and the National Health Service fostered different kinds of relationship between doctor and patient and different understandings of psychological distress. Psychology and Medicine in Modern Britain examines these transformations and, in so doing, provides new critical insights into our modern sense of identity and changing notions of health that will be of great value to anyone interested in the modern history of British medicine.
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Help Yourself Towards Mental Health

Author: Courtenay Young

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429900244

Category: Psychology

Page: 488

View: 393

A comprehensive guide to how an individual can help themselves resolve a wide variety of ordinary, everyday life problems and improve their mental health.'This is an extensive collection of self-help material, which has been written to provide resources to complement self-exploration or professional counselling. The knowledge has been built up through years of working in the field of mental health, listening to patients, and searching for the materials that could make a difference. The skill is in how the handouts have been put together to be easily accessible and helpful, and in a format that allows flexibility and tailoring to the individual. The attitude of current evidence-based guidelines is to support a range of self-help approaches and talking therapies to enable people to achieve better mental health, rather than turning to drugs. This is therefore a most welcome tool from which patients will benefit, and indeed, we could all use to help us achieve a better life/work balance and feeling of well-being.'- Dr Patricia Donald, MBE
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The Leadership Road Less Travelled

Leading as God Intended

Author: Andy Peck

Publisher: Cwr

ISBN: 9781782598015

Category: Leadership

Page: 140

View: 9311

Many Christians in leadership know they should lead like Jesus, but find it impossible. This book looks at how to be one of those who stays on His pathway, avoids the pitfalls and obstacles, and reaches their destiny with joy. It also invites non-leaders to step up and be a godly influence where God has placed them. Written by Andy Peck, this book is for Christians leading in church, charity, business and at home - from a large company to a small group and everything in between!
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A World Waiting to Be Born

Civility Rediscovered

Author: M. Scott Peck

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0307425827

Category: Self-Help

Page: 384

View: 5294

Just as The Road Less Traveled provided hope and guidance for individuals seeking growth, this major new work by M. Scott Peck, M.D., offers a needed prescription for our deeply ailing society. Our illness is Incivility--morally destructive patterns of self-absorption, callousness, manipulativeness, and materialism so ingrained in our routine behavior that we do not even recognize them. There is a deepening awareness that something is seriously wrong with our personal and organizational lives. Using examples from his own life, case histories, and dramatic scenarios of businesses that made a conscious decision to bring civility to their organizations , Dr. Peck demonstrates how change can be effected and how we and our organizations can be restored to health. This wise, practical, and radical book is a blueprint for achieving personal and societal well-being. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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