Way of the Peaceful Warrior

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Way of the Peaceful Warrior
Way of the Peaceful Warrior.jpg
Paperback 2006
Author Dan Millman
Language English
Genre Personal-success
Publisher HJ Kramer
Publication date
Pages 240
ISBN 978-1-932073-20-1

Way of the Peaceful Warrior is a part-fictional, part-autobiographical book based upon the early life of the author Dan Millman. The book has been a bestseller in many countries since its first publication in 1980. The book initially had only modest sales, before reportedly Hal Kramer came out of retirement to republish the book, from the H. J. Kramer imprint of New World Library. In early 2006, a film based on the novel, Peaceful Warrior, was released.


The story tells of a chance meeting with a service station attendant who becomes a spiritual teacher to the young gymnast, Dan Millman. The attendant, whom Millman names Socrates, becomes a kind of father figure and teaches Millman how to become a "peaceful warrior."

The Peaceful Warrior Saga[edit]

Way of the Peaceful Warrior has two sequels entitled:

  • Sacred Journey of the Peaceful Warrior
  • The Journeys of Socrates