There have only been a few books that I have actually read more than once and/or bought as a gift for someone – Gavin de Becker’s “The Gift of Fear” is one of them.
Some of the book is difficult to read, such as chapters on child abuse, but the book is still worth it. From simple things like avoiding newspapers and news channels as they only darken our view of the world, to living without worry of crime but relying on your intuition, this book changes your perspective on crime, and possibly your life.
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Unique from cover to cover; there is no ego or bravado to get in the way. There are no flashy pictures, ninjas or spartan helmets yet this book will not loose your interest. As we become more ‘evolved’ we seem to rely less on our instincts and even ignore them. Within the book, this is discussed at length with more than enough evidentiary support to justify his claims and win you over.
I highly recommend this book, not only to protection professionals but anyone interested in self-defense.