Further Along the Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck

Further Along the Road Less Traveled

Further Along the Road Less Traveled takes the lectures of Dr. Peck and presents his profound insights into the issues that confront and challenge all of us today: spirituality, forgiveness, relationships, and growing up. In this aid for living less simplistically, you will learn not to look for the easy answers but to think multidimensionally. You will learn to reach for the "ultimate step," which brings you face to face with your personal spiri...

Details Further Along the Road Less Traveled

TitleFurther Along the Road Less Traveled
Release DateJan 2nd, 1998
GenrePsychology, Self Help, Nonfiction, Spirituality, Religion

Reviews Further Along the Road Less Traveled

  • David
    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 th...
  • Kimberly
    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 ...
  • Derek Manuel
    This book is an edited compilation of things Peck said in his lectures in the years after The Road Less Traveled. In my opinion, more editing would have helped it a lot. The tone is lighter than the first book's was, and it is lacking much of the first book's depth. There are even a few annoying spots where Peck refers to something he has previously said or written as though it is evidence for the assertion he is currently making. Also troubling ...
  • Jimmy
    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 kn...
  • Polina
    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.
  • Yvette Ali
    The self-help classic everyone must read.
  • Kajal
    A great continuation to Dr. Scott's Road less traveled.
  • Jonathan Hockey
    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.
  • Massanutten Regional Library
    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 wr...
  • Mitchell
    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 thoug...
  • Jack Frost
    Pathetic compared the the 5 star first book.
  • Dave
    I found the following to the be the most important:1. The four stages of spiritual development 2. We need to think about dying more3. AA is a good program and can be used more broadly 4. Science and spirituality can work together5. 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 i...
  • Aaron York
    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...
  • Izaiah Dawkins
    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 d...
  • Mahmoud
    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 re...
  • J. Ewbank
    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'"
  • Greta
    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.
  • Ifeoma
    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.
  • Denise McLeod
    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.
  • Marlene Egler
    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.
  • Drick
    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.
  • Alexis
    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.
  • Dianne
    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.
  • Kelly
    I found myself very annoyed reading through the first 1/4 of this book. The author repeatedly referred to previous books he wrote. What was the point of this book then? To regurgitate everything that made him money before? I couldn't get through it.
  • Rachel
    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.
  • Bernie
    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.