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The Prophet

Kahlil Gibran

The Prophet is Gibran's best known work. The Prophet has been translated into over 108 different languages, making it one of the most translated books in history, and it has never been out of print. The prophet, Al Mustafa, has lived in the city of Orphalese for 12 years and is about to board a ship which will carry him home. He is stopped by a...
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A fantastic book. I would recommend people get the edition with the illustrations by the author.      source
One of the first 'spiritual' books I read as a teenager, which gave me plenty of seeds for thought from short, but to-the-point, topics.      source
This book reads like a modern-day poetic religious tome. It’s up there with the Bhagavad Gita, the Tao Te Ching, the Bible, and the Qur’an. It is written in the style where it has a feel of religiosity and truth, but it was very approachable, beautiful, non-denominational, and non-sectarian. I loved this book. He has a gift for poetically describing what children are like, what lovers are like, what marriage should be like, how you should treat your enemies and your friends, how you should work with money, what can you think of every time you have to kill something to eat it. I felt, like the great religious books, it gave a very deep, very philosophical, but very true answer to how to approach the major problems in life. I recommend the prophet to anybody, whether you’re religious or not. Whether you are Christian, Hindu, Jewish, or Atheist. I think it’s a beautiful book, and it’s worth reading      source
A few of my favorite books .... Reading is one of my favorite pastimes. It's so great to get outside my head for...      source
Epic life wisdom told through poetry.      source
One of my favorite books.      source
A particular book I've gifted most to other people      source