Kahlil Gibran’s masterpiece, The Prophet, is one of the most beloved classics of our time. Published in 1923, it has been translated into more than twenty languages, and the American editions alone have sold more than nine million copies.
The Prophet is a collection of poetic essays that are philosophical, spiritual, and, above all, inspirational. Gibran’s musings are divided into twenty-eight chapters covering such sprawling topics as love, marriage, children, giving, eating and drinking, work, joy and sorrow, housing, clothes, buying and selling, crime and punishment, laws, freedom, reason and passion, pain, self-knowledge, teaching, friendship, talking, time, good and evil, prayer, pleasure, beauty, religion, and death.
Each essay reveals deep insights into the impulses of the human heart and mind. The Chicago Post said of The Prophet: “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.”
With twelve full-page drawings by Gibran, this beautiful work makes an incredible gift for anyone seeking enlightenment and inspiration.
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one of my favorites
I think this book is such a great read. It bring me to another time where answers where delicately worded and yet simply enough to apply. If asked what is your favorite book this will be one of the first books I express admiration for. I was introduced to this book because I do not believe in throwing away book so I inherited fit from a relative where others was donated I was quite young but very much impacted by his words. I think if you enjoy hope, knowledge, simplicity, poetry then this book is for you. I am just honored to be the first to write a review for such a icon.
I can see why this book stunned the world. It is among those reads like “As a Man Thinketh” that cannot be read enough and is impossible to not have an affect on one’s contemplative life. So grateful it has made its way to my head and heart. I will begin retreading it now!
A pleasure to read. Flows effortlessly yet impacts the mind and offers a subtly different view.