One of the most important and most powerful books I ever read. I highly recommend to first read the "The Way of the Peaceful Warrior" and maybe even "The secret Journey of the Peaceful Warrior" by Dan Millman. These are the first books Dan Millman wrote, a fascinating story about how he met his mentor 'Socrates'. That was at a time when he was a world championship gymnast in the late 60's. Socrates teaches him an approach to living he calls the "way of the peaceful warrior".
In this first book you will find not information about his mentor Socrates, but Socrates had written a diary about his own life, born in Russia in the late 19th century. This book is full of surprises, until the very last pages. Dan Millman is a fascinating story teller, becoming better and better with every book. All his books are a great inspiration - as well as the life of his mentor Socrates!
By the way, Nick Nolte is 'Socrates' in the movie "The Peaceful Warrior". An interpretation Dan Millman obviously very much appreciated.