The True Story of My Spiritual Quest
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  • Author: Dan Millman
  • Product Code: 87909
  • ISBN: 978-1-60868-790-9
  • Pages: 240
  • 1 Paperback / softback
  • Size: 5.50 x 8.50


“This story is mine, but the way belongs to us all.”
— Dan Millman

Dan Millman’s books and teachings have been a guiding light to millions of people. Now comes the true story of his search for the good life, a quest for meaning in the modern world. In vivid detail, he describes his evolution from childhood dreamer to world-class athlete, including the events that led him to write the spiritual classic Way of the Peaceful Warrior.

Over the course of two decades Dan was guided by four radically different mentors: the Professor, a scientist-mystic; the Guru, a charismatic spiritual master; the Warrior-Priest, a rescuer of lost souls; and the Sage, a servant of reality. Each of them generated mind-expanding experiences that prepared Dan for his calling as a down-to-earth spiritual teacher.

At times funny, at times poignant, this memoir will delight Dan’s longtime fans and inspire new generations of readers who wish to live with a peaceful heart and a warrior’s spirit.


“In this true story of a lifelong quest for meaning, Dan Millman is propelled from childhood challenges to practical wisdom. As he evolves from a young athlete into a spiritual teacher, he trains with four master teachers. Dan’s four mentors speak to us all. The insights, hurdles, and highlights he shares can guide fellow explorers on their own paths.”
— don Miguel Ruiz, author of The Four Agreements

“Since 1984, when his publisher proclaimed Way of the Peaceful Warrior as ‘a book that changes lives,’ Dan Millman has continued to do just that. For forty years his books and teachings have been a guiding light to millions of people who’ve found a peaceful warrior’s way of living wisely and well. This memoir reveals Dan’s roller-coaster journey to a life founded on wisdom. One might even say that he has become Socrates.”
— Sandie Sedgbeer, author, TV and radio host, and founder of the No BS Spiritual Book Club

“Here is a man who has devoted his life to mastery, first in sports and then in everyday life. In Peaceful Heart, Warrior Spirit, Dan Millman establishes himself as a lifelong student and longtime teacher who has practiced, and perhaps even mastered, ‘the Zen of ordinariness.’ ”
— Roger Walsh, MD, PhD, author of Essential Spirituality: The 7 Central Practices to Awaken Heart and Mind and professor of psychiatry, UC Irvine Medical School

“This memoir is an extraordinary tale of inspiration, beauty, and illumination, thoughtfully written with the clarity borne of introspection, insight, and wisdom. We are all the better for it, and I am very grateful to Dan for having shared his journey, his stories, and his revelatory lessons.”
— Michael Bernard Beckwith, spiritual director of Agape International Spiritual Center and author of Spiritual Liberation

Peaceful Heart, Warrior Spirit finally reveals all the secrets of Dan Millman’s journey, as well as our old friend Socrates. Joy’s insights, never before shared in any Peaceful Warrior book, add a certain magic. Dan’s story — its authenticity and honesty — left me with a sense of peace and optimism. Dan and Joy are very special people, and this is a special book.”
— Joanne Reid Rodrigues, author of Slim, Happy & Free

“What a breathtaking adventure Dan Millman’s life has been! I’ve devoured his writings since the mid-1980s, and his new book has taken me on a beautiful journey of discovery about the real Socrates and peaceful warrior.”
— Brad Waldron, award-winning speaker and author of Present Naked!: How to Deliver Your Presentation with Substance, Style and Sizzle!

“. . . a vivid study in growth that will especially be appreciated by prior Millman readers, but also by any on the road to spiritual discovery and self-improvement.”
Midwest Book Review

“Dan Millman recently sent me his memoir, Peaceful Heart, Warrior Spirit, which I can hardly put down. To me, this is his most accessible and deeply personal book. In writing about his own fascinating spiritual quest, he has, through a single personal story, conveyed something of our entire generation of earnest seekers arising from the countercultural sixties, transformed into the spiritual quests of the seventies, and the human potential movement of the eighties and beyond. I love this book!”
— Ronald L. Boyer, MA, psychologist, author, and managing editor of the Berkeley Journal of Religion and Theology