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The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran
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The Prophet (1923)

by Kahlil Gibran

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Amelia Grey is back home, back to where she ran from. The place her heart was taken by Devlin, and where she left it broken. Her father told her, warned her not to communicate the ghosts but she did. Now she is back and her greatest fear is all around her.

Mariama, Devlin's dead but not gone wife and his daughter Shani still haunt him and drive Amelia away. It seems Mariama and her brother had very strong ties to an ancient sorcerery, used for evil purposes. She is tied so tight around Devin, he is weakening and the brief encounters with him are draining Amelia to a dangerous point.

A cop has been killed. He haunts her and want her to find his killer, but he does not remember anything except a smell. Then there is something about Devlin's daughters death, he remembers something...

An exciting chapter in the GraveYard Queen saga. This has become one of my favorite series. It's filled with thrills and chills on every page. ( )
  TheYodamom | Jan 29, 2016 |
"Yesterday we obeyed kings and bent our necks before emperors. But today we kneel only to truth."

What a great line! Little did I know it was far and away the high-point of a book that is otherwise filled with platitudes and skin-deep truths. ( )
  BayardUS | Jan 10, 2016 |
5 stars. I've read this multiple times and it's always such a joy. It's full of wisdom and insight into the human spirit. I would highly recommend reading. ( )
1 vote CrystalW | Dec 15, 2015 |
5 stars. I've read this multiple times and it's always such a joy. It's full of wisdom and insight into the human spirit. I would highly recommend reading. ( )
1 vote CrystalW | Dec 15, 2015 |
Recently shared this book with one of my students, who found it as profound and powerful as I did back in '73 and again 35 years later. ( )
1 vote Denise.Jenne | Sep 29, 2015 |
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Kahlil Gibranprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
McFarlane, RobertPhotographersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Almustafa, the chosen and the beloved, who was a drawn unto his own day, had waited twelve years in the city of Orphalese for his ship that was to return and bear him back to the isle of his birth.
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You have been told that, even like a chain, you are as weak as your weakest link.
This is but half the truth. You are also as strong as your strongest link.
To measure you by your smallest deed is to reckon the power of the ocean by the frailty of its foam.
And ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of desperation.
When love beckons to you, follow him, though his ways are hard and steep. And when his wings enfold you yield to him, though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you. And when he speaks to you believe in him...
Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, and though they are with you yet they belong not to you.
You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
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Library of Congress please note: this is NOT a work written in Arabic and translated into English. It is a work written in English by a Lebanese poet.
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Kahlil Gibran, born in Lebanon, is well known throughout the Arab world as well as the West for his poetry, art and philosophy. The Prophet, one of Gibran’s most celebrated books, is his first published collection of poems and has been translated into more than twenty languages. This 2001 edition of his book includes 12 of Gibran’s own drawings.
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In a distant, timeless place, a mysterious prophet walks the sands. At the moment of his departure, he wishes to offer the people gifts but possesses nothing. The people gather round, each asks a question of the heart, and the man's wisdom is his gift. It is Gibran's gift to us, as well, for Gibran's prophet is rivaled in his wisdom only by the founders of the world's great religions. On the most basic topics--marriage, children, friendship, work, pleasure--his words have a power and lucidity that in another era would surely have provoked the description "divinely inspired." Free of dogma, free of power structures and metaphysics, consider these poetic, moving aphorisms a 20th-century supplement to all sacred traditions--as millions of other readers already have. --Brian Bruya

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The Syrian author, a poet, mystic and painter, was born in Palestine but lived in America for over twenty years. Translated from the Arabic, these widely-read, often profound meditations upon life and people bear a resemblance to some parts of the Bible in both content and style.… (more)

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