The Anatomy of Peace
- Resolving the Heart of Conflict
- Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
- Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 04-21-08
- Language: English
- Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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The choice between peace and war lies within us. As one of the characters says, "A solution to the inner war solves the outer war as well." This book offers more than hope - it shows how we can prevent the conflicts that cause so much pain in our lives and in the world.
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By Colleen on 11-24-09
Everyone Should Read This Book
Every person, organization, community and nation can benefit from the ideas and principles set forth in "The Anatomy of Peace". Each of us will undoubtedly recognize our own patterns of justification as we enter into conflict with others around us whether they be our loved ones, our coworkers or our neighbors. This relatively short book is told from the viewpoint of a father who reluctantly attends a workshop for parents of "troubled teens". Through him and the others running or attending the workshop, we learn to recognize unproductive patterns in our behavior which are caused and perpetuate a "heart at war". As if we are attending the workshop ourselves, readers are given the framework to recognize these patterns and to ultimately work toward a "heart at peace". I'm recommending this to my family and friends, but I would also encourage our leaders (religious, commercial, and political) to read and heed as well!
BTW... first time I've been so compelled to write a review!
11 of 12 people found this review helpful
By Carolyn on 05-05-09
A Heart of Peace...
Like its forerunner, "Leadership and Self Deception", this book will take you on a journey of self discovery and guide you into looking at how you are "being" in the world and to one another. "The Anatomy of Peace" will show you how to turn your warring heart into a peaceful heart. Listening to the audio is like attending one of the live training sessions. And the fact that it is told in fable form makes it an awesome experience.
8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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By Amazon Customer on 09-08-17
Interesting content but felt the story format was a bit patronising
This book was recommended to me and whilst the message and process has merit and is useful the fact that it needed a story (I still have no idea if it is factual or fictional) which at times was a bit cringeworthy was a bit patronising. Also, the narrators vocal talents and characterisation showed promise, at times it was a bit scary...
Upshot is don't be put off by the format or strange voices, persevere because there is some important stuff in here.
By Huw Bowles on 08-15-15
great follow-up which deepens understanding
What did you like most about The Anatomy of Peace?
The book built on the principles taught in Leadership and Self-deception and deepened the understanding whilst at the same time broadening the subject matter to cover non-work matters.
What did you like best about this story?
It was a genuine story which you could believe.
What aspect of Oliver Wyman’s performance might you have changed?
I thought the different voices were great and added something to the book.
Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
It really made me think.
Any additional comments?
It would be really useful in this and a number of other books to have some diagrams which could shown in the app as well when they are being described in the audio.