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The War of Art Audiobook

The War of Art: Winning the Inner Creative Battle

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Publisher's Summary

Internationally best-selling author of Last of the Amazons, Gates of Fire and Tides of War, Steven Pressfield delivers a guide to inspire and support those who struggle to express their creativity. Pressfield believes that “resistance” is the greatest enemy, and he offers many unique and helpful ways to overcome it.

©2002 Steven Pressfield (P)2004 Recorded Books, LLC

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    Linore Rose Burkard,also writing as L.R.Burkard Cincinnati, OH USA 08-07-16 Member Since 2016

    Romance to Warm the Heart, Fiction to Stir the Soul

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    "An Introduction"

    There is useful information in this book but you have to hold onto it among a lot of ethereal imaginative eloquence. (The key word being imaginative.) Pressfield gives wings to his theories with decent prose but Christians say the very same thing much more succinctly and without all the mumbo-jumbo: do the art (the work) you were created to do and you'll be most content, most satisfied in life, not to mention it's the way to honor your Creator. He tells us to expect a battle in the form of resistance. In Christian lingo, we call this putting on the armor of God so that we may fight the good fight. Pressfield can't seem to make up his mind about God, however. He acknowledges "mysterious powers" that run the universe in one breath, in another God, and in yet another angels are behind it all. I'll give him this--He has a handle on one great truth, the one that powers the book. Art is war for the artist. As a novelist, I already knew that.

    The first part of the book is strongest, where he tells you how relentless resistance can be, how it wears many disguises, and how we unwittingly cooperate with it. Aside from that, there's not much else really useful here. It's a man's treatise on how things work, based largely in humanism, speculation, and the theory of evolution.

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    Scott C. 08-06-16
    Scott C. 08-06-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Excellent Book! A Must Read."

    Motivational book everyone can pull from. And I never leave a review. A Must read!

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    Edward J. Smith Pawling, New York USA 08-06-16
    Edward J. Smith Pawling, New York USA 08-06-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Hold up after repeated listens and readings"

    The best ever written on the subject of art and life and focus. Buy it, read it, give it to friends.

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    Ramiro 08-05-16
    Ramiro 08-05-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Sage Advice ..."

    ...Not really, I think this audio book is reiterating what we all already know and often tell ourself when we procrastinate with any endeavor; Basically overcoming the struggle of procrastination by turning creative endeavors into habits. I did however enjoy his creative take on the matter, albeit a bit proselytizing for my taste.

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    Ian Holiday 08-04-16
    Ian Holiday 08-04-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Life changing for those who chose to do the work"

    The first chapter is by far the most important one to read. If you are not aware of what it is that creates the fear that keeps you from doing what you know you need to do, this will get you on the right path.

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    Esdras Prudente 08-04-16 Member Since 2013
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    "too much bla bla bla"

    I got the book thinking that was one thing and wasn't, even the voice was different from the demo.

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    Mark Dallas, TX 07-27-16
    Mark Dallas, TX 07-27-16 Member Since 2015
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    "No my go to book. Thankful"

    This book should be read by anyone/everyone! If you have aspirations.. For art/writing/business. This is for you! The is a life book. To be reference for years.

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    Jeremy Lifsey 07-24-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Wow... So Epic..."

    This was a true masterpiece. It was so helpful and encouraging. Also very inspirational. A must!!!

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    Lori Zurcher 07-23-16
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    "amazing ideas "

    This book holds an amazing aha to success, everyone that aspires to achieve must know what this book holds for them. I was certainly moved to action by the inspiring way Stephen presents resistance.

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    GingerH 07-14-16
    GingerH 07-14-16

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    "A nice dose of reality "

    Everything, in my opinion, made sense in this book. I could not put a finger on as to why I, as well as some people in my life, put down my ideas or made fun of my dreams saying I wasn't good enough or it was not reality. The ideas may not have been the best but I never got a chance to try them or when I was really close I stopped. Now I know why after listening to this book. I look forward to pursing my passions with less skepticism and more belief in what I'm doing is what I need to do to fullfill my deapest desires and potential. Even if it means losing some friends or family along the way and saying, " kiss my butt, resistance. I'm doing it no matter what you say or do" I know I'm living for me and not for anyone else. Even if I fail it doesn't mean I am a failure it means I'm a professional and failure comes with the territory.

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