Book Reviews of The Celestine Prophecy

The Celestine Prophecy
The Celestine Prophecy
Author: James Redfield
ISBN-13: 9780446518628
ISBN-10: 044651862X
Publication Date: 1/1/1993
Pages: 247
Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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3.3 stars, based on 260 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 10
Even the jaded will find themselves thinking about this book long after closing the last page. Touches the soul.
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Helpful Score: 6
Loved this book! A must read for everyone!
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Helpful Score: 4
I LOVE this book!! Have read it several times.
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Helpful Score: 3
One word: trite. It reads like an awful combination of Left Behind and Siddhartha.
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Helpful Score: 3
Could not finish. Way to surreal, unbelievable for me. I found myself questioning everything.
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Helpful Score: 3
Such a great spiritual book, really makes you look and life in a different way.
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Helpful Score: 2
A lot of people said they got deep insights from this book. Some of them were people I knew who were quite nice people. Unfortunately I was not one of those people who got something from this book. Except perhaps an urge to develop my own version of "I found the secret to the universe and I'll tell you if you buy this book."
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Helpful Score: 2
I read this book many years ago and it truly changed my outlook on life. I then picked up this audio cassette version to be able to share it with my significant other, who isn't much of a reader. I plan to hang on to my book copy for awhile longer, but I wanted to share this audio cassette version, which contains the full unabridged text from the best-selling book, with someone else who will enjoy it as much as I did.
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Helpful Score: 2
very good story-kept my interest
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I didn't like this book at all.
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Helpful Score: 1
A fabulous book about experiencing life. I couldn't put it down.
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Helpful Score: 1
nine insights to live by
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Helpful Score: 1
If you ever felt like there is more to the world then what you know, this is a great eye opener to how people act and why.
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Helpful Score: 1
Definitely a book to re-read after the first time...you always find a bit more.
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Helpful Score: 1
A mystical journey with real life insights. Definitely worth reading. More and more authors are coming to the same conclusions that James Redfield did in The Celestine Prophecy. Some of the chase scenes are cheesy, and the dialogue is awkward at times, but the insights are worth reading.
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Helpful Score: 1
not sure how some people were duped into thinking this was anything but fiction... a good read...
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Helpful Score: 1
Fascinating book. Excellent for anyone on a spiritual journey, studying metaphysical topics, or just curious. I reread this every year or so, & always take away new things
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Helpful Score: 1
I definately feel & think this book is worth reading... But not as a novel alone. I feel like Redfield could have issued a pamphlet with the 9 insights and it wouldnt have taken 200+ pages.. i'd have suggested he get Dan Brown or JK Rowling to ghost or co-write, as the quality of narrative could be much improved, and in so doing, reach a wider audience. All that said, Redfield knits together a lot of concepts on spiritual growth and evolution in a palatable, digestible fashion, and i find myself interested in reading the sequel.
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This is a book that is guaranteed to make you think.
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Slow to start, but I'm really enjoying it!
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Incredible book, left me wanting more so now I have The tenth, eleventh and final with companion books.
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Interesting take on the earth people's journey towards what we hope is enlightenment.
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loved it!
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Helpful Score: 1
Such a moving story of personal awareness in the world. One of my favorites.
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This book is one of my favorites. I love it.
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"The Celestine Prophecy contains secrets that are currently changing our world. Drawing on the ancient wisdom found in a Peruvian manuscript, it tells you how to make conections between the events happening in your own oife right now..and lets you see what is going to happen to you in th years to come!
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did not read this book. could not get into it any of the several times I tried to read it.
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This book reads more like a Socratic dialogue than an actual believable tale. Some have criticized the so-called plot; when really, the plot serves only as a vehicle to take you to the next lesson. Each \"insight\" is presented as a topic for discussion, often with an example of the insight\'s application through the narrator\'s success or failure at realizing its meaning. So you\'ve got stuffy philsophical, dare I say \"new age\" topics wrapped in an easily digestible format than a academic dissertation or a sociology textbook would present.
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This is a fiction that makes you wonder about the possibilities. It was very interesting and quite an enjoyable read. Some might think it a bit strange, but if you like to think for yourself and allow yourself to wonder "what if" you will love this one.
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The plot idea held my interest at first but the writing style turned out to be really repetitive and the characters were one dimensional and undeveloped. Became tedious to read so I skipped ahead to the end.

Didn't bother with the movie.
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I found it to be predictable & didn't inspire me the way I thought it would. The Alchemist still stands tall to this!!
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Yuck! Hated it!
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Adventure story of self discovery woven into a journey through Peru. Thought provoking! Good read.
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His philosophy might be OK, but his writing talent isn't.
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Very inspirational! An intriguing story that will lead you to a world of discovery!
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I just could not get through the first tape. I kept waiting for it to get better. Finally on side 2 I decided it was wasting my time. Seemed to new agey preachy to me. I did not like any of the characters. I really did not feel like the main character was interesting. And I began to wonder how many planes were flying into Peru with searchers for this elussive manuscript, and then I gave up.
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I actually couldn't get into this one. It meandered for me. But it was a best seller at the time, so what do I know! :-)
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Great book!
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Also suggest "The Celestine Prophecy: An Experiential Guide" by the same authors.
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I enjoyed this book. I'm also reading the next book in the series. I found the first book very interesting.
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This is one of those books that comes along at a pivotal time to change our level of consiousness.
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This is a very different way of looking at things- very thought provoking.
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I can decide if I really liked this book or if it really sucked. Hmmm...
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Just for the record, isbn 044651862X is a hardcover, I'm sitting here holding a copy :-)

And my review is 5 stars. Simple story, quick read, but full of thought provoking insights you will never forget.
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Derivative of "The Teachings Of Don Juan" by Carlos Castenda. If you haven't read that book then you may get something out of "Celestine".
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This book was good however the far fetched ending was disappointing.
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Good Book. Interesting concepts and ideas
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A parable filled with truths that reads like an adventure tale, this story begins with the disappearance of an ancient Peruvian manuscript containing the nine insights the human race is predicted to grasp as we enter an era of true spiritual awareness. This New York Times bestseller draws on ancient wisdom to tell you how to make connections among the events that occur in life everyday so that readers can make clearer their perceptions of who they are and the path they are taking. A fantastic read!
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Great book.
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Super Book
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Thought provoking and profound in making you compare history to your own life.
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"A fabulous book about experiencing life-I couldn't put it down." Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, M.D.
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Find out for yourself why virtually everyone you know has this book, described as an "adventure in pursuit of a spiritual mystery", on their coffee table. In the tradition of Carlos Castaneda's The Teachings of Don Juan.

From Publishers Weekly
Redfield's debut is a fast-paced adventure in New Age territory that plays like a cross between Raiders of the Lost Ark and Moses's trek up Mt. Sinai. Originally self-published, the book sold phenomenally, sparked by word of mouth, and may be this year's The Bridges of Madison County --with which it shares some regrettable stylistic similarities. The saga begins when the unnamed middle-aged male narrator whimsically quits his nondescript life to track down an ancient Peruvian manuscript (pretentiously called the Manuscript) containing nine Insights that supposedly prophesy the modern emergence of New Age spirituality. South of the border, he encounters resistance from the Peruvian government and church authorities, who believe the document will undermine traditional family values. While dodging evil soldiers, paranoid priests and pseudoscientific researchers, our hero sequentially discovers all nine Insights during a series of chance encounters. Redfield has a real talent for page-turning action, and his lightweight quest employs auras, energy transfers and other psychic phenomena. But several of the Insights are incredibly vacuous and politically correct, and long stretches of dialogue are banal and cliched. The book ends with the protagonist poised to discover the 10th Insight in a promised sequel. 250,000 first printing; BOMC selection; author tour.
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The Celestine Prophecy contains secrets that are currently changing our world. Drawing on the ancient wisdom found in a Peruvian manuscript, it tells you how to make connections between the events happening in your own life right now... and lets you see what is going to happen to you in the years to come!
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Drawing on the ancient wisdom found in a Peruvian manuscript, this book tells you how to make connections between the events happening in your own life right now . . . and lets you see what is going to happen to you in the years to come!
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Read the original novel which is soon to be a major motion picture.
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I have the companion "Experiential Guide" book and cassette to include with this spiritual adventure.
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Do not read hard cover books didn't realize it was a hard cover till I received the book.
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This ISBN is not hardcover.