After struggling with health problems for more than a year, Dr. Jordan Peterson is back with the follow-up to his international bestseller, 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos. The new book is called Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life. Although he started writing the book before COVID-19, it covers topics on everyone’s mind today because of excessive governmental intrusions designed to combat the China coronavirus.
The Canadian professor rose to fame in 2017 when he challenged a new proposed law, which forced him to use his students’ preferred pronouns. He regarded the law as an infringement of freedom of speech and expressed his rejection of it on YouTube. When the video went viral, he was branded a transphobic neo-Nazi by leftists.
Unlike many others, Peterson was able to stave off the accusations and instead was propelled to stardom. His book 12 Rules for Life became an international bestseller. In it, he detailed how people who had an excess of chaos in their lives could “clean up their room” and “carry their cross.”
He toured cities across the world and drew a greater audience than that of many pop stars, filled with grateful people he had helped.
His second book deals with excess order in one’s life. The theme is a continuation of his first book, and although it appears opposite, Peterson seamlessly connects order and chaos. Although begun long before the outbreak of COVID-19, the book is relevant to the pandemic.