Morgan Scott Peck was an American Psychiatrist and celebrated Christian author. After serving as a psychiatrist throughout the 60's and 70's, his first book The Road Less Traveled appeared in 1978 and instantly became a instant classic in Christian living and self development fields. Other books, including People of the Lie, and The Different Drum have been no less hailed for their groundbreaking insight.
Thematically his work is devoted to pinpointing the attributes that best lead to a happy life. Indeed most of these attributes came to Peck in part as the result of his work as a psychiatrist. Peck passed away in 2005, leaving behind a body of work devoted to helping everyone find a joyous and fulfilling life.
For those new to Peck, there is no other place to look than The Road Less Traveled. Starting off with the brutal truth that "Life is difficult", Peck acknowledges that every person has a long road ahead of them before reaching self-understanding. This book serves as a guide for those that are willing to work for it, and as thousands can attest, the book works.