Book Reviews of Illusions : The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah

Illusions : The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah
Illusions The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah
Author: Richard Bach
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780440204886
ISBN-10: 0440204887
Publication Date: 10/10/1989
Pages: 192
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 101 ratings
Publisher: Dell
Book Type: Paperback
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A seminal work in western philosophy, Illusions is both elegantly simply and deceptively thought provoking. It is also an interesting and fun irreverent story! This is about my 7th copy. I keep lending them to friends who ask if they can keep the book!
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My favorite quote from this fantastic book is: "Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: If you're alive, it isn't." (Richard Bach)
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Very "new-age." A fast read (I read it aloud in an afternoon) entertaining while thought provoking as to the nature of the universe and man's place in it. Philosophy made easy!
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great book. great way to look at life.
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More than a bestseller. A great way of looking at life
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This is an amazing book. This is how we should live. Everytime I read it I get more out of it.
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A great way of looking at life.
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This book, while being a quick read, was very thought provoking. I really enjoyed it.
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"Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: If you're alive, it isn't."

From Chapter 4: Where do you learn all this stuff, Don? You know so much, or maybe I just think you do. No. You do know a lot. Is it all practice? Don't you get any formal training to a Master?"

"They give you a book to read...It's kind of the the bible for masters. There's a copy around here somewhere, if you're interested."...He rummaged around for a while in the baggage space behind the headrest of the Travel Air and came up with a small volume bound in what looked like suede.

MESSIAH'S HANDBOOK, REMINDERS FOR THE ADVANCED SOUL.

This is a second copy. I read my own copy about once a year. My daughter happened to mention that to her husband whose response was: "That's why your mom is so cool." This is my all time favorite book. If you have never read it, don't let another day go by. This is a book you will never forget.
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This book has been around for a while. Still excellent. If you haven't read it in a while, give it a try. You'll be surprised at the difference in your prespective. I know I was.
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Illusions is delightful. I've become a new-old fan of Richard Bach's work (in fact, I have his "One" open on my lap even now as I write this review).

With Illusions, Bach carried me up in his little airplane and introduced me to his teachers and ideas in a fast-moving story which left me inspired and a little breathless.

Bravo, Mr. Bach. You're a gift to the world.
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This book was given to me and over the years I have passed on many copies to other people. I think this is Richard Bach's best book. Aside from being a good story, it reminds us that our world is how we make it.
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An intriguing story about a new way of looking at life.
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Can I just say Incredible??!!?? This is my all time favorite book and everyone should read this at least once. Fantastic writer and the lessons within this book are profound.
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Well, if somehow you don't know the story of Jonathan Livingston Sea Gull, here's another offering from Richard Bach. It's fun; it's transporting and it's thought provoking. I loved it.
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This book will leave a mark on your heart and open your eyes. I'll never let my own copy go, but wanted to share a review so you wouldn't pass up the opportunity to read this unforgettable book.
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This book might change your outlook on many things in your life.
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What an insightful book to read. The perfect graduation gift, or great read for big changes in life.
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A most interesting, thought provoking book. Well worth reading.
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More that a great national bestseller. A great way of looking at life
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A wonderful story with deep meaning. I re-read it after 30 years, and it was just as wonderful today. I highly recommend it.
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What a great spiritual journey.
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This is one of my favorite books!!
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In the cloud-washed airspace between the cornfields of Illinois and blue infinity, a man puts his faith in the propeller of his biplane. For disillusioned writer and itinerant barnstormer Richard Bach, belief is as real as a full tank of gas and sparks firing in the cylinders...until he meets Donald Shimoda--former mechanic and self-described messiah who can make wrenches fly and Richard's imagination soar....

In Illusions, the unforgettable follow-up to his phenomenal bestseller Jonathan Livingston Seagull, Richard Bach takes to the air to discover the ageless truths that give our souls wings: that people don't need airplanes to soar...that even the darkest clouds have meaning once we lift ourselves above them... and that messiahs can be found in the unlikeliest places--like hay fields, one-traffic-light midwestern towns, and most of all, deep within ourselves.
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I think this is a classic in some circles, but it's not really my thing.
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The adventures of a reluctant messiah.
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i did not read this