Secret Letters of the Monk Who Sold His Ferrari Paperback – Nov 1 2011
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'A captivating story that teaches as it delights.' Paulo Coelho, author of The Alchemist 'Robin Sharma's books are helping people all around the world live great lives.' Paulo Coelho 'Nothing less than sensational. This book will bless your life.' Mark Victor Hansen, co-author, Chicken Soup for the Soul 'Robin Sharma has the rare gift of writing books that are truly life-changing.' Richard Carlson, author of Don't Sweat the Small Stuff
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From one of the most widely read authors in the world comes a story of breathtaking power and dazzling suspense about what it means to be fully alive
Jonathan Landry is a man in trouble. After a bizarre encounter with his lost relative Julian Mantle—a former high-powered courtroom lawyer who suddenly vanished into the Himalayas—Jonathan is compelled to travel across the planet to collect the life-saving letters that carry the extraordinary secrets that Julian discovered.
On a remarkable journey that includes visits to the sensual tango halls of Buenos Aires, the haunting catacombs of Paris, the gleaming towers of Shanghai and the mystical deserts of Sedona. The Secret Letters of the Monk Who Sold His Ferrari reveals astounding insights on reclaiming your personal power, being true to yourself and fearlessly living your dreams.--This text refers to the Hardcover edition. See all Product Description
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The story revolves around a salesman who has clearly lost his way in life and has lost his sense of what should be his priorities. He is sent on a mission around the globe to pick up nine different talismans from diverse places, each of which has a message attached to it. As a story, it is not the most riveting, but I have read worse. As a travelogue it is actually quite interesting in parts and the few places which I have visited are described in a way that I would consider authentic.
As previously mentioned there are no great revelations here and most of the message is common sense along the lines of relentless pursuit of material wealth does not bring happiness, confront your fears, make progress one step at a time etc. This is the fourth `monk who sold his ferrari' book by the author and I imagine that whilst the first may have had an impact, the subsequent offerings have been a restatement, with slightly different presentation, of the same core material. Not having read the other volumes, this may be somewhat judgmental and rather cynical and I stand to be corrected by someone who has read them all.
This is not the first of this sort of book which I have read, and all in all I was a lot more enthusiastic about The Celestine Prophecy. However, clearly there is a demand for the Monk since, apparently over five million of them have been sold and I imagine that for certain people, if they read it at a particular stage in their lives, it could be quite pivotal in refocusing them.
For me, the most remarkable feature of the book is how he links the virtues and the places, though as spaniard myself I have to say that his account of a taxi driver from Barcelona sounded to me as Science Fiction, as I NEVER in my life met such a nice, generous and honest taxi driver… sounds quite funny….!!!
Short, with little gems to reflect on during the read.
The only disappointment with any of his books is that they have ended!
Most recent customer reviews
Glad I bought it. Have read all of Robin Sharma's books and this was no disappointment.Published 6 months ago by Country Girl
Amazing lessons presented in a clear, easy to read way. I love the way Robin Sharma teaches you important lessons disguised in beautiful stories.Published on June 15 2014 by Pamela Burton
It is a great story so far and I am sure I can turn someone on to the book and its teachings.Published on Dec 8 2013 by cheryl margolies