Book Review

The Alchemist

Author: Paulo Coelho

The Alchemist tells the story of an Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago. Spurred by a recurring dream, which he concludes to be prophetic, he consults a fortune teller, who concurs with him, telling him that there is a treasure in the pyramids in Egypt. Early in his journey, he meets an old king who introduces the idea of a Personal Legend and the thought that when you want something the entire universe conspires to make it happen. As the story unfolds, it brings home the truths about discovering ones personal legend and the path for self discovery.

Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Author: Richard Bach

Bach’s novel tells the story of Jonathan, a seagull whose passion for flying makes him different from other gulls. Jonathan’s wish to perfect his flying results in being outcast from his group. Although he is initially devastated, the experience gained makes him move to a higher plane where he meets other gulls like him, and helps him subsequently return to his flock. Bach weaves Jonathan’s character as a model for all those who refuse to conform, teaching virtues of love, forgiveness, and ways to reach ones true potential.

 A Return to Love

Author: Marianne Williamson

‘A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of ‘A Course in Miracles’’ is a spiritual guide in which Marianne Williamson shares her reflections on miracles and her insights on the application of love in the search for inner peace. She reveals how we each can become a miracle worker; she shows how love is a potent force, the key to inner peace, and how by practicing love individuals can make their own lives more fulfilling while creating a peaceful and loving world for their children.



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