William Martin is one of todays leading teachers of a modern and practical approach to living the principles of "The Tao Te Ching." His best-selling books have ranged over such helpful topics as parenting, relationships, aging, care giving, forgiveness, and activism. Now he offers a new translation of "The Tao Te Ching" that has emerged from working with students around the world on a "walk through the Tao." As Martin says, "I have translated and interpreted the Tao Te Ching for thirty years and I never tire of exploring its fathomless depths. Recently I guided a group of students from several different countries through an intensive email exploration of this classic book. As part of that exploration titled Walking the Tao, I wrote a new translation especially for these fellow travelers. I wrote it from my current (2016) understanding and life situation and it emerged quickly and easily. I meant it simply as a touch point for this small group of students. However the feedback regarding this translation was so overwhelmingly positive that I have decided to incorporate it into a little e-book."The book contains his new translation along with a brief commentary and some suggestions for personal reflection after each verse. He offers a study of the Tao that is neither an intellectual philosophical practice nor an esoteric spiritual discipline, but simply a practical way of walking through life with awareness, simplicity, and contentment. A healing message for a chaotic, frenzied, frightened world.