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In a distant, timeless place, a mysterious prophet walks the sands. At the moment of his departure, he wishes to offer the people gifts but possesses nothing. The people gather round, each asks a question of the heart, and the man's wisdom is his gift. It is Gibran's gift to us, as well, for Gibran's prophet is rivaled in his wisdom only by the founders of the world's great religions. On the most basic topics--marriage, children, friendship, work, pleasure--his words have a power and lucidity that in another era would surely have provoked the description "divinely inspired." Free of dogma, free of power structures and metaphysics, consider these poetic, moving aphorisms a 20th-century supplement to all sacred traditions--as millions of other readers already have. --Brian Bruya
"Cadenced and vibrant with feeling, the words of Kahlil Gibran bring to one's ears the majestic rhythm of Ecclesiastes... If there is a man or woman who can read this book without a quiet acceptance of a great man's philosophy and a singing in the heart as of music born within, that man or woman is indeed dead to life and truth." --Chicago PostSee all Product Description
Then said, Almitra, Speak to us of Love. When love beckons you, follow him.
Gibran Kahlil Gibran is a masterful visionary.
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Not sure what to say may be its good just not what I was hoping for. Its written like a Math or Science helping guide or something like that.Published 8 months ago by dn
Beautiful poem. Everything I read this book I feel there is a deeper understanding.Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
Gibran gives wonderful insight and perspective on what it is to be human, and provides such wisdom on so many aspects of our lives in this book of parables. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Carl A. - Ontario Canada
Bought it for my wife who is a lifelong fan and has owned a copy since her teens. She had given hers to one of our daughters.Published 14 months ago by Bob Delong
I came to the prophet with mixed expectations. Khalil Gibran has been compared with different 20th century philosophers, Nietsche for one, and I was under the impression that he... Read morePublished 14 months ago by SnowPharoah