Book Reviews of The Fifth Mountain

The Fifth Mountain
ISBN-13: 9780060930134
ISBN-10: 0060930136
Publication Date: 3/1/1999
Pages: 245
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

3.6 stars, based on 32 ratings
Publisher: Perennial
Book Type: Paperback
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An inspiring story of faith and triumph over suffering from an international bestselling author.

Crafted with masterful prose and clarity of vision, this book is Paulo Coelho's inspiring story of the biblical prophet Elijah. Fleeting his homeland from persecution in the ninth century B.C., twenty-three-year-old Elijah takes refuge with a young widow and her son in the beautifl town of Akbar. Already struggling to maintain his sanity in a world fraught with tyranny and war, he is now foced to choose between his newly discovered love and his overwhelming sense of duty.
Evoking all the drama and intrigue of the colorful, chaotic weorld of the Middle East, Paulo Coelho turns the trails of Elijgah into intensely moving account of a man's soul-shattering trail of faith.
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Written by the Author of the Alchemist...great read...interesting and a helpful way to learn ninth century B.C. history.
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This is a powerful story. I love how Coelho uses allegories in his books.
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With The Fifth Mountain, Paulo Coelho turns his talent for spiritual fiction to the story of the Biblical prophet Elijah. Like a blossoming flower, Coelho opens up the brief account of Elijah's flight from Gilead and his time in Zarephath. He deepens the prophet's character by revealing the thoughts, doubts, and discoveries that Elijah must have experienced as he struggled to find his course in life amidst the confusion of war and political turmoil. When being a prophet of the God of the Israelites is like a warrant for your death, concerns about your chosen path are sure to arise. Perhaps it is this believability in Coelho's retelling that makes it so evocative, or it may be the bit of Old Testament wisdom he brings to popular literature of the 20th century: "the words of the lord are written in the world around us. Merely be attentive to what happens in your life, and you will discover where."
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An excellent story about the Prophet Isaiah and his dealing with Jezebel. hardback
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An interesting and quick-reading story of Elijah before his confrontation with the prophets of Baal at Mt. Carmel. A story about how God uses struggles and trails in our lives to make us decide who we are, and to "contend with God for His blessing."
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I can't even tell you what it was about. It was boring and I don't think I even finished it.