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The Prophet

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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.

Customer Reviews

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.

Beautifully written

A manual for life.

A guide to live by

Fortunately I first met this book when I was young enough to let it guide the raising of my children which continues in the evening of this life of mine. Its advice has made them the son and daughter of their own lives and I do not cling to them.
i am thankful for all I’ve learned and lived by knowing it and sharing it with many. I continue to read it. It nevr stops teaching.

The Prophet
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  • $7.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Spirituality
  • Published: Sep 12, 1923
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
  • Print Length: 112 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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