The Way of the Warrior: An Ancient Path to Inner PeaceErwin Raphael McManusWaterBrook / 2019 / Hardcover$14.99 Retail:4 Stars Out Of 5 8 Reviews
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Crumpets 'n' Cream2 Stars Out Of 5unfortunately falls flatFebruary 16, 2019Crumpets 'n' CreamQuality: 2Value: 3Meets Expectations: 2I 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/interpretation is reflected here.
As far as I read in the book, there is little to no mention of sin, the fall, Satan (and the fact that he is bent on our destruction), or how we get a relationship with Jesus, let alone why we truly need one (because we're sinful beings at our core and Jesus is the only way to restoration and reconciliation with God). Instead, McManus presents Jesus as "the ultimate true warrior". Which is true, especially based on his book's definition. But he doesn't get into Jesus being the way, the truth, and the life (John 14:6). He references plenty of Scripture, which is awesome, but overlooks plenty as well. So, unfortunately, the book falls flat for me, and I'm hesitant to read more.
I received a copy of the book from the publisher. All opinions are my own.
ksnapierLima, OHAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Become a WarriorFebruary 16, 2019ksnapierLima, OHAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The 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 showed me how important the person inside of me is, how powerful it is.
In order to understand peace we must recognize the warrior within. We need to train and then fight for those around us. We may face pain, but this pain does make us stronger so we can be more powerful for God.
I believe one of the reasons that this book reached me what that the author wrote with such authority and knowledge. He wrote that words that help me see how to train, how to become a warrior for God.
I recommend this book with my strongest voice.
Nay DeniseNJAge: 25-34Gender: Female4 Stars Out Of 5Peace within.January 18, 2019Nay DeniseNJAge: 25-34Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The 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 peace into the world was amazing. I loved every question asked as they helped me to question myself. I enjoyed the definitions in English, Hebrew and Greek when it came across. I loved the comparison to scripture as it allowed me to truly understand the scripture.
The understanding of the way of the warrior is that you were created by God for God to love, be the light in the darkness, have hope and help heal others. However, in order to do so you must first understand your strengths and weaknesses and be connected with the Father. Also that peace only comes by way of reconciliation which comes only through the Son, Jesus Christ.
Do I recommend it? Yes, it's a pretty interesting read with some amazing insight. You may just enjoy it as much as I did.
Cindy NavarroCullman, ALAge: 55-65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5The Way of the WarriorJanuary 14, 2019Cindy NavarroCullman, ALAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4In The Way of the Warrior: An Ancient Path to Inner Peace, Erwin McManus shows becoming a warrior is first about finding peace. There are 8 Codes that Warriors practice to become proficient in The Way of the Warrior, each a necessary step in the pursuit of spiritual wholeness.
Using personal stories and Biblical practices that many are already familiar with, Mcmanus brings a sharper focus on how we need to apply these principles to our own life for a better understanding he guides readers to a deeper understanding of the importance of gaining inner peace before we are capable of becoming spiritual warriors. Humility, ownership, focus, clarity, strength, and vulnerability all play a part of making a person a warrior ready to "fight the good fight" Paul speaks of in the New Testament.
Honestly, I could not get into the book at first... which is odd since I have loved other books by McManus. So, I put it aside for a few days and this time connected with what he was saying. I find myself thinking of a warrior as a combative, aggressive, proud fighter, yet that is not completely truthful. As McManus points out, a true warrior has sterling qualities meant to lead others to the truth. Often the battles waged are our own weaknesses; if we are to be warriors, we must seek and find peace and strength within ourselves and in God.
Disclaimer: I received an unedited proof of this book as a part of the Waterbrook-Multnomah Book Launch team. I was asked to give an honest review.
jdp4 Stars Out Of 5It was Good!January 13, 2019jdpQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5"The Way of the Warrior: an Ancient Path to Inner Peace" by Erwin McManus was a good book. 4 stars. It was a quick read. I finished it in 2 sittings. I love what Erwin writes: "What is it that feeds the fire within you? What is it that feeds your soul?" (Pg 122). And also "We spend too much of our lives trying to make sure we are right about the what, the where, the when, and the how, and too little time making sure we are right about the why. The why is the one battle you need to be right about" (pg 139). I got the book for free for my honest review. @waterbrookmultnomah #Partner