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This reviewer remembers getting his first copy of the book in Boston during the early ‘s, when it was widely circulated among college students at the time, as well as young adults who were starting out in that decade.

For the Prophet offers his own words as truth for others and in turn so shall I lay the same trap, in the hope that the darkness in which I wrap you shall make you forge your jburan dagger with which to cut yourself free from the books you once called teachers.

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It makes me feel extremely vulnerable, to contemplate putting so much of my heart out on view for people on the internet igbran see. The rules that make humans get along are all pretty similar regardless of culture, so the religions end up the same.

The Kahlil Gibran Collective. This book has 26 prose poetry fables written in English, and published in by Alfred A. Published init has been translated tibran more than twenty languages, and the American editions alone have sold more than nine million copies.

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I decided to read his opus The Prophet, which is awe inspiring poetry written in novella form. Gibran’s work had been around for a long pdophet, but it is the type of literature that has a way of being rediscovered as each new generation comes along.

But before he leaves, before he boards the ship that will return him to his homeland, he is asked by the residents of the city to enlighten them on a variety of subjects that deal with life and life’s issues.

Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet: Why is it so loved?

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Gibran does say some nice things here and there, but I just happen to take issue with religious folk who don’t think the dissemination of their message gkbran harmful.

As the great Prophet has done before me, I shall tear off the shroud of mystic truth which has become my body and mind and shed it upon the streets where the needy walk, so that they might find compassion and knowledge in the tattered cloth of my foolish youth. fibran

The rest of this review has been withdrawn due to the recent changes in Goodreads policy and enforcement. The Prophet has been translated into over different languages, making it one of the most translated books in history.

View all 17 comments. I would rather you lower yourself to the plain of human excrement, so that you one day exclaim in great truth, “The Prophet is a shit stick! Do not fill yourself with the doubt of uncertainty. I would recommend this book to college boys who want to impress girls, because when I was reading it, girls seemed pretty impressed.

It is filled with wisdom. The children of god are fed with food, not promises of the eternal.

It is Gibran’s best known work. Some of Almitra’s forward thinking included: Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping. Arielle She is a prophetess propet seer. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Khallil was introduced to this book in the ’70s and I have never turned it down since then. If anyone reads this, although I see no reason why they would, listen to my words.


It’s easy to gobble up “truth” when it’s coated in confection. I can imagine that when read in a group, aloud, with half the people mumbling and checking their watches to see if the local eatery is open yet, it might become as dry as burned toast, just like most communal readings of the yhe.

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All the religions in the world are all compatible, because their entire purpose is to provide a belief system to help people in a society get along. There was some good to be found within the pages of The Prophet.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. And When he speaks to you believe in him, Though his voice may shatter your dreams as the north wind lays waste the garden The demand for The Prophet doubled the following year — and doubled again the year after that.

Take the time to read and enjoy its warmth! And in th sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. To judge you by your failures is to cast blame upon the seasons for their inconstancy.

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Lets have the fun first. I digress, as usual. Is this feature helpful? Thank you for your feedback. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.