It's great to see young people connecting to great books that I read in the sixties! And I thought all they were interested in was the internet! ha ha
Authors: Kahlil Gibran
Page count: 96
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I first read The Prophet when I was sixteen, now 20 years later I understand what the Prophet was trying to teach me. It only once you've experienced pain, joy, sorrow, marriage ect. will you appreciate the wisdom and find answers to life's greatest questions and those pages will console you.
No one has the last word in religion. No one has also the last word on Jesus and his life.
Gibran successfully portrayed a sometimes vague and impersonal Christ to be the heart-warming humane Jesus. His teaching has never been easy, but if you succeed, compassion and kenosis will make a better world around you.
This book is great! A prophet is about to leave a town and all the people ask him general questions about life and everything. Each chapter is his response to a different question.
You can easily read it in one sitting, and it’s also worth revisiting by just jumping into any chapter. It’s poetic, philosophical, and full of wisdom. The Prophet should be required reading.
A small profound gem of a book.
Written in English in 1923 by Lebanese American philosopher artist Kahlil Gibran, its poetic wisdoms seem to be as true as ever. Bears some similarities to the Tao Te Ching despite their 2,500 year distance.
You can just open this book to a random page and start reading and in a few minutes you'll be excited about life again! Suspiciously easy...
Reading it is the easy part. Digesting it, making it part of your life, practicing it: that's a life-long effort.
Received my copy as a high school grad gift from an English teacher. Keep it close....