The Prophet Author:Kahlil Gibran Kahlil Gibran's masterpiece, The Prophet, is one of the most beloved spiritual classics of our time. It has sold millions of copies in more than forty languages since it was first published in 1923. The Prophet contains powerful words of wisdom on such essential subjects as marriage, children, friendship, work, and pleasure... words that rea... more »ders from around the world have found inspirational and life-changing. A poet, artist, and mystic, Gibran was born to a poor Christian family in Lebanon and emigrated to the United States as an adolescent, where he began studying art. The twenty-eight poetic essays collected in The Prophet are illustrated with twelve of his full-page drawings. Perhaps no other twentieth-century writer has touched the hearts and minds of so remarkably varied and widespread a readership.« less
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This is one of my favorite books of all time and a keeper. I happen to have two copies, so I am trading one, otherwise I would never let this book go. In my mind, it is a must read for everyone. Something to think about for every stage of life.
I just finished reading The Prophet on Friday. This was part of an assigment I had been given. As much as my inner cynical voice wants to dismiss the book as sentimental clap trap, I can not. This is an incredible book on what it is to live a human truthful life.