Book Reviews of The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles

The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles
The War of Art Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles
Author: Steven Pressfield
ISBN-13: 9780446691437
ISBN-10: 0446691437
Publication Date: 4/1/2003
Pages: 192
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 24 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books
Book Type: Paperback
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This book is phenomenal. I can't recommend it highly enough. The last section is hardly religious; instead it focuses on the positive power that propels us forward. The author acknowledges that he believes in God and uses the words "muse" and "angels", but in the first chapter of the last section makes it clear that labels matter very little--you can just call it talent encoded in your genes due to years of evolution if you want. The points he makes are highly relevant and thought-provoking, no matter your faith or lack thereof.
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The first two sections of this book were useful. They amount to a swift kick in the rear to get you moving on something if you're stuck. The third section (and some of the rest) was much less interesting, as it degenerates into essentially religious muck that had no place in this volume (at least in my opinion).

If you're stuck on some new project - be it art or anything else - and you need someone to tell you to "Get Moving!" section 1 & 2 are a place to turn. Personally, I found section 3 pointless and his emphasis on religion problematic.