The Road Less Traveled And Beyond by M. Scott Peck
Spiritual Growth In An Age Of Anxiety

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The founder of the Foundation for Community Encouragement shares his insights into life, drawing on his counseling experience to lead readers to the spiritual simplicity that lies on the other side of complexity and explaining how to cope with the fears, shortcomings, and foibles of life. 200,000 first printing.
 

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M. Scott Peck, author and psychotherapist, was born on May 22, 1936 in New York City. He attended Phillips Exeter Academy and was attending Middlebury College before being expelled for refusing to attend mandatory R.O.T.C. sessions. He transferred to Harvard, where he graduated in 1958, and then earned a M.D. in 1963 from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He was a psychiatrist in the United States Army for nearly 10 years, was the director of the New Milford Hospital Mental Heath Clinic, and worked in a private psychiatric practice in Connecticut. In 1984, he helped establish the Foundation for Community Encouragement, whose mission is to promote and teach the principles of Community. He is among the founding fathers of the self-help genre of books. The Road Less Traveled, Peck's best known book, was a New York Times bestseller for a decade. His works deal with helping people and bringing about a lasting peace for mankind. He is the recipient of the 1984 Kaleidoscope Award for Peacemaking, the 1994 Temple International Peace Prize, and the Learning, Faith and Freedom Medal from Georgetown University in 1996. He died on September 25, 2005 at the age of 69.
 
Published January 1, 1989 by Simon & Schuster. 324 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Religion & Spirituality, Self Help, Business & Economics, Law & Philosophy, Professional & Technical, Romance, Parenting & Relationships, Cooking. Non-fiction

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Here, he addresses three stages of personal development-- ``growing up,'' ``knowing yourself,'' and ``in search of a personal God''--explaining that all three entail the recognition that ``everything that happens to us has been designed for our spiritual growth.'' This process of maturation bring...

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Peck's latest offering is the final installment of his ``Road Less Traveled'' trilogy (The Road Less Traveled, 1978, Further Along the Road Less Traveled, 1993) and a synthesis of his thinking to date.

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Psychiatrist Peck's sequel to The Road Less Traveled was a 10-week PW bestseller.

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But because he is attuned to the nascent conservative backlash against the therapeutic worldview, Peck also cites Gospel passages, recruits psychotherapy to the cause of traditional religion (he even convinces a patient to sign up for divinity school) and insists that problems must be overcome th...

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Fans of psychiatrist Peck's bestselling The Road Less Traveled will enjoy this self-help sequel, a collection of edited lectures that offers a tough-minded, liberating guide to learning to live and die with dignity, creativity and meaning.

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Philosophical psychiatrist Peck (Further Along the Road Less Traveled) continues his journey through the existential conflicts and baffling paradoxes on the meandering road of personal development.

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