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Manual of The Warrior of Light Paperback – 3 Jul 2014
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Those used to the Brazilian author Paulo Coelho's esoteric novels will find this slim book rather different. Each page of Manual of the Warrior of Light is a new passage, an inspirational thought, a message of wisdom and guidance and encouragement.
Who is the Warrior of Light? Any of us, reaching out to be the fullest person we can be, not afraid to have doubts and fears and to make mistakes and to learn from them. "That is why he is a warrior of light, because he has been through all this and yet has never lost hope of being better than he is." It is a path of tolerance: "In order to have faith in his own path, he does not need to prove that someone else's path is wrong." It is a path of intuition: "the warrior knows that intuition is God's alphabet and he continues listening to the wind and talking to the stars." If we are met with the same problems and situations over and over again, instead of becoming depressed we should learn: "Yes, you have been through all this before," replies his heart. "But you have never been beyond it." Then the warrior realises that these repeated experiences have but one aim: to teach him what he does not want to learn.
Collected from Coelho's newspaper columns in the mid-90s, these short passages are not always easy or comfortable; but maybe that's because life isn't either. This is a book for dipping into for spiritual refreshment and sustenance. --David V Barrett --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
‘Coelho’s writing is beautifully poetic but his message is what counts… he gives me hope and puts a smile on my face’
‘His books have had a life-enhancing impact on millions of people’
‘One of the few to deserve the term “Publishing Phenomenon”’
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I have all of Coelho's fiction, aswell as his biography, and this new book is unlike his previous works of fiction. The difference is that this book is not a continuous story, rather it's a gathering of thoughts on how a "warrior" should lead their life. Because of this different structure, the book does not have to be read in a complete sitting as you would normally read a work of fiction. This is one feature of the book which I like so much.
But the real merit lies in Coelho's writing. He is firmly one of my favourite authors, as his words encourage contemplation. This new release is no exception. Within the "Manual of the Warrior of Light", Coelho puts forward ideas, such as being able to realise one's downfalls and mistakes in life, and if possible to move toward putting wrongs to right. For example, he points out that no body has lead a life where they have not made mistakes and where they have not wronged people. Coelho then points out that these wronged people often cross our path again, stating that this is the chance for us to right that wrong; to learn from experience.
All sounds pretty common-sense stuff, doesn't it? But, although it sounds terribly cliche, Coelho's writing style makes such ideas come across as new. He is a very spiritual man and, as always, this spirituality is passed on through his words.
If you have read and enjoyed anything else by Coelho, you would almost certainly enjoy this book too. It's definitely an interesting read.
Manual of the Warrior of Light does what it says on the label! It is a manual, when I was expecting a story - should have read the title properly! However, it is nice to have the sort of book you can pick up and put down, and read a little when in need of a bit of spiritual inspiration. Personally, though I prefer paulo's books where his 'message' is more subtly put into a story, rather than trying to be some kind of guru.
Anyway, I think he's a great guy, and any of his books are good to have and read now and then. This is, of course, a must for any of his fans.
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It's a simple book full of different staying to live your life by. Really enjoyed reading this and is actually very motivational.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
The prologue and epilogue are both promising and interesting. The bit in-between is a struggle... Read more
Very hard to get intodue to the writing style and the chapter titles being the same as the first lines in a lot of chapters feels very repetitive, full of generic advice it does... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
It was different than what I thought I'd get; I recently read 'The Alchemist' and adored it page for page, I thought this book was a similar narrative however it is more of a... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amelia
Again, this was a gift. The person read it, and is a fan, so that's what matters. It's not a real story, just a collection of Pinterest-y type quotes, and if that's something... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Tina R.
Brilliant book by a spiritual and very perceptive author. Open it anywhere and you are presented with a double page: On the first is a succinct spiritual truth; on the facing page... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer