Wednesday, April 6, 2016

The Courage of a Samurai

Who were the samurai, and how could a people dedicated to war and violence have such an impact on a culture known for its politeness, manners, and aesthetic beauty? The samurai warriors of ancient Japan lived by a moral and ethical code known as Bushido, “the way of the warrior.” This code of chivalry sculpted a culture and influenced all aspects of their lives and society. After the Japanese earthquake and tsunami of March 2011, the world witnessed the characteristics of Bushido, including courage, integrity, benevolence, respect, honesty, honor, and loyalty. THE COURAGE OF A SAMURAI presents these principles as a guide for navigating the challenges we all face with examples of individuals who exemplify their meaning in today’s world. Sharpen your sword, and let the journey begin! Lori Tsugawa Whaley is an author, professional keynote speaker, and life coach. She is a third-generation Japanese American baby boomer and a descendant of the samurai warrior; she is on a mission to empower others to reach their God-given leadership potential no matter their path, heritage, or circumstances. Whaley and her husband reside in a Japanese-style home in the Pacific Northwest. The audiobook is read by Sharon Sobie-Seymour. Even the Star Wars audiobook version of THE FORCE AWAKENS has scenes not in the movie, and which will spark your imagination as you listen on the road, at home, or walking and enjoying the mysterious Rubik's Cube we call life on this planet. --Jonathan Lowe

1 comment:

  1. You really need to HEAR books instead of reading them, particularly when they are memoirs or comedy. You get so much more by being in the room (studio) with them. It's the difference between reading lyrics and hearing them sung.