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4.08  ·  Rating details ·  5,382 ratings  ·  127 reviews
In the 15 years since The Road Less Traveled was first published, M. Scott Peck has addressed audiences around the world. Their questions--and Peck's own self-questioning--were the seeds of this book. Focusing his attention on urgent matters of personal and spiritual growth. Peck offers provocative insights into blame and forgiveness, self-love versus self-esteem, the myst ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published September 1st 1997 by Pocket Books (first published 1993)
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Jun 14, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A friend gave me this book after I told him how much I enjoyed Peck's first book, "The Road Less Traveled"

M. Scott Peck has a very accessible writing style and does a wonderful job bringing out truths behind everyday life that will seem both revolutionary and self-evident at the same time. In this follow up to his original work, he has himself undergone a spiritual awakening but continues to speak in a humble voice about what he believes to be the weakness of a psychiatry that neglects spiritual
Dec 04, 2009 is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
Although people generally do not like Further Along the Road Less Traveled as much as its predecessor, I find it just the right book for me as the issues it addresses are far more relevant to the psychological and emotional dimensions of my own life. I think that's the thing about this sort of book; you can't make a judgment call based on others' opinions because their appeal is strongly dependent on how much they touch upon your own issues. ...more
Mar 23, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: available
I love Scott Peck! This book examines spirituality as an important part of overall human and society development, looks at necessity of pain in life, importance of death, true forgiveness, sexuality and the New Age movement. Scott's psychiatric/spiritual method of examining life and humans resonates with the way I perceive the world so it was a highly engaging and thought provoking read. ...more
I generally do not read books about psychology much less psychoanalysis. However, I found this book to be very insightful. The book is separated into various segments, including discipline, love, growth and religion, and grace. I would definitely say that there were underpinnings of religion in this book which I was surprised to see in a science like psychology. However, there were portions of these various sections that I found applicable to my life and which I found even helpful. For example, ...more
Yvette Ali
Oct 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The self-help classic everyone must read.
May 02, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
Most "disorders" are "psychosomatic." Apparently, even including cancer. Although I find it so hard to believe he actually said that, I can't convince myself I actually heard it on this audiobook. But he covers himself by saying not all cancers, but he seems to be saying most.

Got cancer? Become spiritual and your odds of getting cured increase many times over. He just seems like a snake oil salesman to me. Typical is that he uses some science knowledge mixed in with absurdities.
A continuation of The road less traveled.. Positive, inspiring and educational.
Feb 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great continuation to Dr. Scott's Road less traveled. ...more
Jonathan Hockey
Nov 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A valuable read. A rare voice for a reasonable appreciation of science where it is good, and of spirituality also where it is good, when it comes to our mental health and well being.
Jun 26, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: insightful-tools
If you’re not a devout Christian, this book is a bit hard to take. That’s not to say that the baby should be thrown out with the baptismal water. There is some good advice and insightful gems to be had here. The chapter on The Issue of Death and Meaning is one example.

Based on a “trusted” source that I now don’t recall, late last year I committed myself to reading The Road Less Traveled. That title was written in 1978 and while I thought that was the book I ordered on line, the one that arrived
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Martha, Central patron, July 2016, 5 stars:

Having read The Road Less Traveled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values, and Spiritual Growth years ago and People of the Lie: The Hope for Healing Human Evil quite recently, I found Further Along a fascinating account of Peck's integration of psychiatric reflection and Christian faith. His categories of spiritual development as well as his discussion of evil were quite helpful to me, and his writing style is accessible.
Dec 31, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I found the following to the be the most important:

1. The four stages of spiritual development

2. We need to think about dying more

3. AA is a good program and can be used more broadly

4. Science and spirituality can work together

5. The four stages of spiritual development

I had already skimmed the first book, so I can't say if this wasn't as good. I was fascinated with his stages. I've come across other stages / theories of development, but his is the best framework. It certainly doesn't explain
Jack Frost
Apr 16, 2018 rated it did not like it
Pathetic compared the the 5 star first book.
Aaron York
Mar 07, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Exactly what the title says it is in a few aspects. 1) it's a continuation "Further Along The Road Less Traveled" of the authors personal growth and research that leads to new ideals and beliefs, and cements others from the previous book. 2) The subtitle is, "The unending journey towards spiritual growth" - And it is exactly that. I was able to further my growth through this book, learn new things, and further understand how much further I can go! Great read.. Absolutely recommend this and numbe ...more
Izaiah Dawkins
Oct 10, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This books definition of life is truly amazing:it matches Whitman's ideology that death is a new life.Peck is a master-mind at what he calls "psycho-theology".He further explains that God is ever present through each life form and how deep he goes into the life of a man is crazy. He explains how God was involved in his life as well as his teachings and how he was influenced by him. His personal experiences with God and life caused him to have a deep understanding of who God is and what he truly ...more
J. Ewbank
Apr 11, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: psychology
Psychology or really self-help for the spiritual road and growth. The book is interesting but it is not a great book for me. It has some interesting information and ideas in it but others have been along some of the paths with more interesting and more in depth work.

It is a book that one interested in popular psychology should enjoy.

J. Robert Ewbank author "John Wesley, Natural Man, and the 'Isms'"
Sep 20, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: spirituality
I thought since I'd read his first book, I might as well read the follow-up. I like the author's laid-back writing style and his mishmash of philosophies. He's Christian, but with a Buddhist bent and is open to anything, really, that works. While this was interesting while I was reading it, I honestly can't remember much now that I'm done. It all made sense but wasn't really a mind-blowing revelation. ...more
Jul 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
so i just finished 'further along the road..' and i personally think its amazing,the way of writier to express his own spiritual growth..though i think many points have been cleared its common among people who are missing solid faith grounds i was kinda bothered that the messege was unclear towards chirstinaity,maybe this book is directed more to them rather than any other religion. again it was the writer own expiernce towards god and it felt really good actually. ...more
Nov 18, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
A disappointing read. I was wowed by "The Road Less Traveled" and could not wait to get my hang on the #2 sequel but alas, the incoherence of the main ideas as well as his skewed subjective thoughts succeeded in turning me off. Alas, I had hoped to gain more insights from an objective keen observer of human nature instead I got ramblings of religious frustrations and personal grievances of a troubled psychiatrist. ...more
Sep 03, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who Read the Road Less Traveled
Shelves: decisionmaking
This is a continuation of M. Scott Peck's Road Less Traveled. It says similar things, with a few new thoughts and new twists with experiences that he went through since the Road Less Traveled. A Great read. ...more
Mar 08, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
peeking into our own selves is always the most scary and the most rewarding. i thought his chapter on religion was a bore, but the rest really helped me take one ugly look at myself and those around me. i was very impressed with it.
Jul 02, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this book to do a book report for the Hypnotherapy certification class I am taking...not a book I would have picked unless someone told me to read it! It was a good read and am grateful for the assignment (one of 14 book reports!)
Jun 24, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
And when you thought he had it all covered, he begins the Zen practice and is converted to Christianity. He is in the unique position of illuminated secular, anti-, and Christian beliefs and theology. . . quite nicely thank you.
Jun 13, 2010 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
This book along with "How to Win Friends and Influence People" are not my favored style of reading but I have vowed to read them. Apparently they are two of the most famous motivational books since the 80's. ...more
Feb 02, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: personal-growth
I am a great Scott Peck fan, but I did not find this book added much to what Peck had already wrote. While it is encouraging to see him integrate psychology and spirituality, and as always his writing is personal and authentic, I did not find many insights here.
Mar 03, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting read. The four stages of spiritual growth make sense. Puzzling how Peck became Christian after writing "The Road Less Traveled". I didn't catch the keys to his conversion. It seems out of sync with the four stages. ...more
Aug 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was surprised how good the book is. I hate that kind if literature and began to read it out of boredom but liked it more and more with every page. It's not perfect thou the religious crap was too much for me but you can skip some parts and still enjoy it. ...more
Marlene Egler
Jul 02, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had wanted to read this book for a long time. Not as good as the original "The Road Less Traveled" but a good read. I found that his technique on making a decision when in a dilemma very interesting. ...more
Josee Leclerc
"...change our human nature is not easy, but it is possible..." and a little bit further he writes: " ...our reality is still a paradoxe even now after studies about light, energy, magnetism and quantique mechanic." ...more
Denise McLeod
Jul 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Again, another brilliant insight into the human condition and life. I love almost everything about this author. He thinks differently and explains things clearly. I think anyone who likes to think and ponder or wonder what the heck is it all about, will love this book.
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Dr. Peck was born on May 22, 1936 in New York City, the younger of two sons to David Warner Peck, a prominent lawyer and jurist, and his wife Elizabeth Saville. He married Lily Ho in 1959, and they had three children.

Dr. Peck received his B.A. degree magna cum laude from Harvard College in 1958, and his M.D. degree from the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in 1963. From 1963 unti

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