This book cracked my heart wide open. And I think its going to do the same to yours. . . . Ive read The Prophet more times than I can count. Ive owned and given away dozens of copies. I have one packed permanently in my travel bag. . . . The Prophet, and the man behind it, freed the poet in me. . . . Almost a hundred years later, it still feels as fresh and as relevant as ever. Why have I read it dozens of times? Because it doesnt feel like reading. It feels like listening to my favorite song. . . . [Kahlil Gibran] is the conductor, the words are his orchestra, and he makes them dance off the page and land softly in your belly. . . . This book is not just for poetry lovers. It is for anyone wondering what this thing we call life is about. [It is] an anchor, a lifeline, and a friend. Rupi Kaur, from the Foreword Cadenced and vibrant with feeling, the words of Kahlil Gibran bring to ones ears the majestic rhythm of Ecclesiastes. . . . If there is a man or woman who can read this book without a quiet acceptance of a great mans philosophy and a singing in the heart as of music born within, that man or woman is indeed dead to life and truth. Chicago Post Exquisite . . . simply a masterpiece. The Independent (London) Like most wisdom, most of what [Kahlil Gibran] has to tell is ancient, the possession of all men who have thought much and hard about fundamental things. . . . But on it all there is also the imprint of a rich and unusual personality. . . . Gibran offers no short-cuts to happiness, no easily mastered formulae for successful living. Essentially, he bids you look closely into your own heart and mind. The New York Times
Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931) was among the most important Arabic language writers of the twentieth century. Poet, philosopher and artist his works have been translated into numerous languages and his drawings and paintings have been exhibited all over the world. The Prophet is his most famous work.