How can I find my path in life? This is a question that many seek an answer to but never seem to arrive at the answer. Finding your path in life is very important and requires a lot of dedication and focus or else it will not happen. And there is a journey that needs to be taken to discover the path, as you are going to see in a few.
This is what you will learn in this quite insightful as well as interesting book called “Living The Hero’s Journey.”
It helps you with learning to find your path in the most interesting way ever, using movies and mythology.
If you have been seeking to find your path in life, this book comes in handy for you because it teaches you how to use the idea behind movies and mythology to find your true purpose.
In this living the hero’s journey book review, I will be taking you through how the author explains about the path of self discovery, how it will help you, some more information on the book, the author, the best place to buy and my personal thoughts on it.
With that said, lets get started. Shall we?
Name: Living the Hero’s Journey: Exploring Your Role in the Action-Adventure of a Lifetime
Author: Will Craig
Best Place to Buy: www.amazon.com
Publisher: Live and Learn Publishing
Publication Date: April 27, 2017
What the Living The Hero’s Journey Book is All About (And More on the Author)
This book gives you a template that is used in creating heroes in movies and mythologies that helps you look at yourself on the inside, understand how self discovery works and start getting answers for yourself.
The author of this book is called Will Craig. He is a writer and he also holds a Master’s degree from George Washington university in Education and Human Development.
Moreover, he is the founder and former dean of a mentoring and coaching company in Boulder, Colorado that is in fact international.
It’s worth noting too that he worked with a number of prestigious entertainment companies such as Universal studios, Walt Disney and a few other influential people.
He has for one decade and two years worked as a writer, producer of television and film work and also worked as the president for Florida Motion Picture and Television Association. So he is someone who is definitely experienced in this area and who is worth paying attention to.
Some More Meat Of The Book
Let me start by saying that the cover of this book really points out to what you the reader can expect from the book.
The exotic cover has what seems like pathways which I perceived to symbolize a journey and I really loved how beautiful it is. And all this for me offers an attractive theme that is in a way communicating and which gives away most of the books’s content.
The book guides you on the path to discover yourself, and in it you will experience growth through movies and mythology.
The author explains that he was inspired to write this book through himself wanting to go on a self discovery journey and felt the need to involve the reader as well.
I loved the way he has shared his experiences in different areas of life that are wanting because it helps you gain wisdom and knowledge for the things you will be rubbing shoulders with in the near future.
Ideally, the author also wants you to understand that you are the hero of your life and as the heroes in the movies do it.
He has also gone on to explain the importance of exploring your role in your own life even though that may seem weird to most people.
The author stresses on the importance of determining the role in your life because life will not be fulfilling until this happens.
One thing you will notice is that this book is very practical. It is not the usual ‘how to’ book as many other self help books are.
The author also uses metaphors and imagery to describe the process of discovering yourself. I really felt a connection with his work and his experience in entertainment. He is someone you want to listen to for a very long time.
This book will be very useful to you if you actually heed to the advise in its pages and work with the advice every step of your life. There are other areas of the book that offer more information and insights into life that I have not looked into which I really recommend you do by getting the book.
How The Book Compares To “Own Your Power: Day by Day” by Alice Jones
Own Your Power is a book that guides you into the path of spiritual transformation. The book guides you to heal your mind, body and spirit, remove emotional blockages and find joy, harmony and peace.
While the book looks similar to the living the hero’s journey, there are some tiny differences I noted between the two. The most common one is that Living the hero’s journey is more of a book that helps you know your purpose in life while Own your power focuses on the inner healing and maintaining inner harmony.
My take is that both books are useful and would highly recommend you read both of them as they complement each other in the area of finding your purpose that will help you live a more fulfilled life which is peaceful and happy.
Pros and Con’s Of The Book
* The book is really practical
* It really provokes you to think about your life at a deeper level than you have been doing in the past
* The content makes so much sense as it feels like it is speaking to yours situation
* It helps you embrace the greatness inside you
* It guides you through deep self reflection
A few people feel that the book helped them think a lot but not well enough to actually make changes in their life.
On the book’s defense, I would say that the book is only meant to help you understand what you have to do to get to where you would want to be. From there, I believe it is the responsibility of the reader to take the information and the challenge upon themselves to work on their lives.
If you rely on the book to move you into action, you are going to have a very difficult time changing any aspect of your life.
Personally, I encourage you to read the book and cultivate the habit of putting into practice what you learn, immediately, and you are going to far in your life.
I hope that was helpful.
Where To Get The Book
To get yourself a copy of this extremely helpful book, I encourage you to go to www.amazon.com. I find buying from the store to have so many benefits as you get:
* Free access to prime reading
* Free shipping for print book
* No extra cost once you get one kindle first ebook a month
* Free access to audible channels and so much more
As I conclude, I would like you to remember that in the book you will learn to:
1. Discover yourself
2. Understand the role you play in your life so as to actually live a fulfilling life
3. That you are the “hero” in your own life and how to make it happen for you in the real world
My Final Thoughts on the Book
I find the book to be a really interesting read as far as the style of writing used (use of mthyology) and the way they relate your life to how a hero in a movie goes through challenges, which gives you quite some understanding as to how your life goes on and how challenges are meant to be there as well as how to handle them.
This is a book I totally recommend getting and working with to better your life.
I would love to hear your experiences with the book as well as any of the questions you may have on it.
I wish you the best as you embark on a self discovery journey.
Please feel free to leave your thoughts and opinions on the book. And if you have other great self help books that you would want me to do reviews on, let me know in the comments below.
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