The Prophet [NOOK Book]

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The prophet, Al-Mustafa who has lived in the foreign city of Orphalese for 12 years is about to board a ship which will carry him home. He is stopped by a group of people, with whom he discusses topics such as life and the human condition. The book is divided into chapters dealing with love, marriage, children, giving, eating and drinking, work, joy and sorrow, houses, clothes, buying and selling, crime and punishment, laws, freedom, reason and passion, pain, self-knowledge, teaching, friendship, talking, time, ...
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The Prophet

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Overview

The prophet, Al-Mustafa who has lived in the foreign city of Orphalese for 12 years is about to board a ship which will carry him home. He is stopped by a group of people, with whom he discusses topics such as life and the human condition. The book is divided into chapters dealing with love, marriage, children, giving, eating and drinking, work, joy and sorrow, houses, clothes, buying and selling, crime and punishment, laws, freedom, reason and passion, pain, self-knowledge, teaching, friendship, talking, time, good and evil, prayer, pleasure, beauty, religion, and death.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015084887
  • Publisher: Fiction Ebooks
  • Publication date: 8/30/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 119
  • Sales rank: 624,100
  • File size: 31 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2012

    Small but eternal classic

    It is one giant poem, which will probably say something new to you each time you read it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2013

    What

    A masterpiece

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2013

    The prophet

    A classic

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2012

    Best Wisdom Book

    With so many deep questions about relationships, life and love, The Prophet opens minds and hearts to deep and timeless answers.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2012

    Recommended

    This is one of my all-time favorite reads. I have a traditional hard back copy, but enjoy the convenience of being able to tap into it's inspiration any time, any where thanks to my Nook app. The format for this particular version is just text...no frills, but because I have the book in hard back, the format is adequate to my needs.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2012

    Life changing

    I read this book in arabic and i swear it changed my life

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2012

    Life changing

    This book really changed my outlook on life.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 31, 2012

    A must have - thoughtful, profound, moving

    A beautiful book - everyone should have this - easy to read yet profound.

    Brings great sadness to see this son of Lebanon, now that we experience the devstation to his country in recent years becaue of hard-line fundamentalists

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 30, 2010

    "A KEEPER"

    I have owned a copy of this book for over 40 years.

    On Nov 22, 2009, a 19 yr old relative of mine was killed in Afghanistan. A speaker, at his funeral, read a chapter from this book.....the chapter on "Children". I had read, that chapter, for years during the challenges of raising my children. It dawned on me...that NOT ONLY THAT CHAPTER....but the entire book would bring comfort to the family.

    I bought 8 copies ...... and, DAILY, the family refers to different topics.

    To me, this book is a must for table tops, bedtime reading or for libraries.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2006

    A pocket full of wisdom

    I read this in the 60's at Bethany College and have collected copies from yard sales to give to friends. I have found no one who did not appreciate it. When you have finished this book, find the 'Complete Works of Kahlil Gibran,' awesome!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2006

    Incredible, the soul unfolds like a lotus of countless petals...

    Gilbran is incredible, his words compliment the soul's desire to be at peace with itself. It is a blueprint for knowledge with a foundation of peace. One of my favorite passages is when a young child says to the prophet,'Speak to us of talking'. The prophet replies,'We only speak when we cease to be at peace with our thoughts'. How true is that.? It really is a phenomenal book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2002

    A Book You Can Read Over And Over

    I began reading this book when I was ten after my mother and step-father used a chapter of it for their wedding vows. I've read it many times since then and each time I got a new meaning from it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2002

    A Masterpiece

    In the realm of spiritual writing I can not think of another book that has changed my life on the deepest level. In its pages you will find a simple and poetic prose that reaches to the summit of the soul's natural splendor. Also, you will learn life's lessons in a most beautiful way - through the poet's art of symbols and metaphor.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 27, 2000

    This is too real

    I read this book when I was 18 years old and it struck a nerve in me that I have never felt before by reading a book. It made me think about my life and the things that were going on at that particular point in my life. He made me break down my life and the things that were going on in it

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