Title: The Prophet
Author: Khalil Gibran
Genre: Fictional, Spiritual
Author’s Website: http://www.gibrankhalilgibran.org/ (This is the website of the Gibran National Committee which manages Khalil Gibran’s estate and the Gibran Museum.)
Dr Perera’s Rating:
The Prophet is the master work of Lebanese poet and philosopher, Khalil Gibran. He presents us with a traveller leaving his dwelling place after a long sojourn. The traveller is questioned by various individuals from the city seeking his wisdom through the answers he provides. This book is in the same genre as Friedrich Nietzsche’s Thus Spoke Zarathustra and Paulo Coelho’s Manuscript Found in Accra. I find The Prophet to be easier reading and delivers the message more clearly and succinctly.
To learn more about Gibran, his life and works, visit: http://leb.net/gibran/ While this site is a bit outdated, it contains a wealth of information about the author and his works.
The Amazon link above is for those who want a hard copy of the book. You can also find The Prophet many places online for free, including at the Gutenberg Project Australia: http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks02/0200061h.html