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The Way of the Warrior: An Ancient Path to Inner Peace

4.23  ·  Rating details ·  30 ratings  ·  21 reviews
Best-selling author, pastor, futurist, and cultural thought leader believes that to experience and establish peace, we must first confront the battles that rage within.

McManus shows that encountering peace does not occur by accident, but rather by artful intention. Warrior is a call to decisiveness, self-examination, and the pursuit of spiritual wholeness. Through the anci
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Kindle Edition, 224 pages
Expected publication: February 26th 2019 by WaterBrook
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Nathan Albright
Dec 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: challenge-2018
Being a bit unfamiliar with the author and his approach previous to this book, I found it intriguing that he would choose to discuss the Christian's walk by making use of an extended metaphor of a samurai warrior.  Japan is not a nation known for its openness to Christianity, and many Christians do not see the life of a believer as mimicking the life of a devoted warrior to a daimyo (although parallels between Christ and such a lord are easy enough to find).  In many ways, this book reminds me o ...more
Annette
Jan 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The book is about inner peace, which is the key in achieving spiritual wholeness. And the peace is achieved not by accident, but rather by artful intention. The author/pastor presents the intention through the ancient biblical practices, ultimately creating a story of a true warrior. What it means to be a warrior.

The true warrior is the one who knows how to create peace. And the peace starts with your inner peace. What are the greatest enemies of our peace? Worry and fear. We also struggle again
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Alice
Jan 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
I was recently presented with the opportunity to be on the launch team for the book The Way of the Warrior by Erwin Raphael McManus which goes on sale February 25th. The subtitle of the book is "An Ancient Path to Inner Peace," so I wasn't sure by the title and subtitle where the book was headed. It is a treatise on finding inner peace by confronting the battles within told through the code of the ancient warrior. Since the author is a storyteller with a self-admitted vivid imagination, he weave ...more
Jonathan
Jan 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
(Disclosure: I received a free early review copy from the publisher as part of their launch team).

Definitely worth a buy, read, and spot on your shelf

Okay, I fully admit: I am over the trend of "maximum masculinity" Christianity. You know, the type of Christianity that tries too hard to appeal to American males. I am also over the trend of looking to pseudo-spiritual places for inspiration about our faith. So, even though I like McManus and his writing, I was a tad bit skeptical about this book
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Bethany
Dec 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
When I think of a warrior, I normally think of a strong individual who is fighting in a battle and drawing a lot of attention. McManus changed the definition of the word warrior in my mind, as he talked about a warrior being one who fights only for peace. He defines a true warrior as one who serves others and seeks to become invisible, which were also qualities that do not normally come to mind when I think of a warrior. Reading his perspective of what a true warrior is was very enlightening for ...more
Nay Denise
Received an ARC from the publisher.

The Way of the Warrior is such a great read. I enjoyed the an in-depth look at inner peace and the comparison of being a warrior. This book was broken into 8 chapters that focus on something different that is crucial to the warrior. I enjoyed majority of the chapters, highlighted, underlined and read my Bible while reading this book. There were a ton of scriptures and references to people in the Bible with the same issues, fears and doubts I have.

The whole idea
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Emily P
Feb 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Erwin McManus has written a thoughtful book on taking hold of an idea. What does a true warrior look like? There are so many examples of historical warriors, Biblical warriors, warriors from other cultures. Erwin does a great job of reeling the reader in and taking stock of the examples we have to follow. We also see that as a warrior serves, he leads. Yet the true definition of what a true warrior is can be often overlooked.

I enjoy reading Erwin's books and have followed him for some time. He
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Katie Fischer
Jan 16, 2019 rated it liked it
In The Way of the Warrior, McManus seeks to help readers to "realign the human soul from anxiety to peace, from pain to power." He reminds us that being peaceful does not equate to being submissive, but rather it requires a level of power and discipline that can only come from one source...our Lord. Aggression and manipulation are not required to win the battles we face. I appreciate that he ties his thoughts back Scripture, throughout the book.

At times, the book felt very philosophical, but at
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Nay Denise
Jan 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, christian-living
The Way of the Warrior is such a great read. I enjoyed the an in-depth look at inner peace and the comparison of being a warrior. This book was broken into 8 chapters that focus on something different that is crucial to the warrior. I enjoyed majority of the chapters, highlighted, underlined and read my Bible while reading this book. There were a ton of scriptures and references to people in the Bible with the same issues, fears and doubts I have.

The whole idea of having inner peace to bring pea
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Kimberly
Feb 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Way of the Warrior: An Ancient Path to Inner Peace by [McManus, Erwin Raphael]I was given this book by Waterbrook Multnomah in exchange for my honest review.

This book spoke to my soul more than I was expecting. I wasn't sure what to expect when I saw the word Warrior in the title but I was not disappointed in receiving this book to review. I often look at my calling and wonder if I am doing what God calls me to do with it. I also want to grow towards God as I minister to it. This book showe
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Jonathan
Feb 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was the first book that I had ever read by Erwin McManus and I was pleasantly surprised. Honestly I’d have to say the way he processes things is different than most communicators, but it is an incredible gift! The premise of this book is describing the life of a warrior and what that looks like, with each chapter describing a different attribute contributing to the main idea that the biggest battle you will ever fight is the one inside of you. I can say that there were quite a few times whe ...more
Brandie Kelly
Jan 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: growth
I felt the pace of the book was more subdued or reflective. There is a richness to this concept of being a warrior and how it relates to living out your life that really goes beyond a superfical read. I enjoy journeying through the Bible and seeing it anew through the eyes of Erwin McManus. He challenges some of my preconceptions forcing me to go back and reflect on my own life. One of the most compelling things he talks about is the fall of Adam and Eve and how their choice took them from life ...more
Karl Dumas
Jan 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I've been a fan of Erwin McManus for a number of years, since hearing him speak at a couple of conferences. His earlier books forced me to think, and Way of the Warrior is no different. Although some of the concepts he introduces are difficult for me to grasp (I'll be the first to admit that he is much more of a creative, think-outside-the-box type of guy than I am) overall his writing makes sense.
Although describing a warrior as the rubric for finding peace might seem strange to some, the supe
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Cassandra
Dec 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received a complimentary ARC.

Obviously very smart and full of information the author has complied quite the book of stories that puts a lot of things into perspective for the reader as far as a life mashup. I think that by reading it till the end you will gain more then wisdom but might feel a little less stress on your shoulders.
Heather
Jan 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: religious
This was an uncorrected proof that I previewed. I felt as if some chapters could have been edited more. There was a bit too much repetition. BUT, it was a great book and worth reading. I’ll probably go back through it from time to time for a refresher and encouragement.
Orsayor
Jan 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Steph Cherry
Jan 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is one of those books that really makes you think about what you are doing with your calling. I think most of us try to learn and attain knowledge. We want to grow. The problem is that we know so much and train ourselves so little. In the Way of the Warrior, we see why the inner man is so important. That man has the true power. If he is without self-control or vision, such will be your life.

In The Way of the Warrior, we are told what is needed to train and fight for the people around us. Y
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Emily P
Feb 14, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Erwin McManus has written a thoughtful book on taking hold of an idea. What does a true warrior look like? There are so many examples of historical warriors, Biblical warriors, warriors from other cultures. Erwin does a great job of reeling the reader in and taking stock of the examples we have to follow. We also see that as a warrior serves, he leads. Yet the true definition of what a true warrior is can be often overlooked.

I enjoy reading Erwin's books and have followed him for some time. He
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Kim
Dec 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Way of the Warrior explores one of those paradoxes of Scripture and the Christian life: the fight for peace from internal to the external. McManus combines personal narratives with Scripture to expand our definition and understanding of peace. Careful reading will challenge you to fight for peace within--yourself, your home, neighborhood--and without-- to the greater community. It is a beautifully written, thought-provoking book.

I received a complimentary copy of the book without obligation
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Brandie Kelly
Jan 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I felt the pace of the book was more subdued or reflective. Their is a richness to this concept of being a warrior and how it relates to living out your life that really goes beyond a superficial read. I enjoy journeying through the Bible and seeing it anew through the eyes of Erwin McManus. He challenges some of my preconceptions forcing me to go back and reflect on my own life. One of the most compelling things he talks about is the fall of Adam and Eve and how their choice took them from life ...more
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Feb 16, 2019 rated it it was ok
I wanted to like this. In fact, i did love it...as far as Chapter 1. The premise is fascinating, and there certainly are plenty of takeaways here.

However, one big takeaway I got was that one needs a solid grasp on theology to get through “The Way of the Warrior.”

I did some research after starting the book, as I hadn’t been familiar with the author and knew of Mosaic Church by name only. McManus and Mosaic belong to the emerging/emergent church movement, and much of the movement’s theology/interp
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Erwin Raphael McManus is an iconoclast known as a cultural pioneer for his integration of creativity and spirituality. He is an artist, entrepreneur, and cultural thought leader who is also the founder of MOSAIC, a community of faith in Los Angeles California. Known for their innovation, creativity, and artistry, MOSAIC has been named one of the most influential and innovative churches in America. ...more