A beautiful book of simple yet powerful wisdom for anyone who loved THE SECRET or THE CELESTINE PROPHECY the brilliant new novel from the #1 internationally best-selling author of the Alchemist. In Paulo Coelho's signature style, this short volume offers inspiration, solace, encouragement and wisdom that will enrich anyone's life. Deceptively ...Read MoreA beautiful book of simple yet powerful wisdom for anyone who loved THE SECRET or THE CELESTINE PROPHECY the brilliant new novel from the #1 internationally best-selling author of the Alchemist. In Paulo Coelho's signature style, this short volume offers inspiration, solace, encouragement and wisdom that will enrich anyone's life. Deceptively simple yet incredibly powerful, this is the perfect gift for anyone who has ever asked 'why?'. A stunning book of inspiration and wisdom for anyone who loved tHE CELEStINE PROPHECY or tHE SECREt. 1099: On the eve of the sacking of Jerusalem, a group of people gathers around a wise old man known only as the Copt. In order to preserve and save the spirit of the city - not the buildings or its history, but its wisdom and learnings - they ask him questions, as ancient Greek students did with their philosopher teachers. to each question he gives a simple, yet profoundly powerful answer, with guidance as to how we might live and the principles to abide by so as to live a happy and enlightened life. these students will take his teachings into the world so that this wisdom will endure beyond the Crusaders' arrival and the destruction of the city.Read Less
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Publishers Weekly, 2013-03-18 A self-help sheen hangs over this book by the internationally bestselling author of The Alchemist, which reads much more like a collection of bland aphorisms than a work of fiction. It is Jerusalem, the year 1099, and as French soldiers prepare to invade, a group gathers around a trite sage known as "the Copt." The topics broached are wide-ranging and somewhat random: a young woman asks about solitude and the Copt gives her a circuitous answer: "If you are never alone, you cannot know yourself. And if you do not know yourself, you will begin to fear the void. But the void does not exist." A boy, worrying he may be useless, is told: "Don't try to be useful. Try to be yourself; that is enough, and that makes all the difference." Another woman decides that the time is right to ask about elegance and is told that elegance is more about how one wears clothes than the clothes themselves. If Coelho is attempting parody, he has failed, this being both too long and too broad. The wisdom to be found here could be found in many other, better places. Agent: Sant Jordi Asociados (Spain). (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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