A Review: The War of Art

Kyle Reed // @kylereed

This is a summary of a review of the book the War of Art by Steven Presfield. This excerpt is taken from Kamrie Reed.

I believed this book hit on something that not a lot of people like to hear about or take the time to understand. This whole idea of resistance is a force that has lasted through out the centuries.

Resistance= any act that rejects immediate gratification in favor of long-term growth, health, or integrity or any act that derives from our higher nature instead of our lower (definition provided by the War of Art)

This whole idea of resistance is what has stopped people from doing what they dreamed of.

People become easily detoured with life.

We all chose to escape our dreams by demeaning them, chase after something that is more stable and logical, or worst of all blend into society and tell yourself some day this dream is will come to life by magic.

Steven Pressfield exposes this beast by calling all of those want-to-be-dreamers out and by telling them with dreaming comes action.

He explains that in reality we were chosen for a specific purpose. God has given us a specific job that only we can do.

“We come into this world with a specific, personal destiny.” (the War of Art)

Continue reading the rest of this review at KamrieReed.com

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I create websites, conversations, and ideas. Advocate for the 20 somethings. Looking to connect everyone to a mentor. Married to my best friend, Ginny. I like my coffee black and my dog Jack. I currently live in Nashville and work at Sony Music/Provident in Nashville
  • http://www.adamlehman.us Adam Lehman

    SO true. I dig this a TON! I read through this book as a morning dominance devotional.

    • http://thoughtsaboutnothing.com Kyle Reed

      nice, I kind of did the same.
      It took me two days, could not put it down

  • http://abrahamchronicles.com dustin

    interesting stuff, thanks for sharing. checking out kamrie’s site.

    • http://thoughtsaboutnothing.com Kyle Reed

      she is a great sister and well beyond her 16 year old age.
      She challenges me often and reads a ton.

  • http://www.contentunderpressure.net Josh

    I’ve been wanting to pick this book up for a while. This reminds me of that.

    • http://thoughtsaboutnothing.com Kyle Reed

      you need to do it like today.
      You will read it in no time. Took me two days to get through it all

  • http://beingministry.com Paul

    I loved that book (recommended by Jeff Goins and secondarily Donald Miller). Did you draw the illustration? Cool!

    • http://thoughtsaboutnothing.com Kyle Reed

      no, I wish I could draw like that. The book is excellent