The Prophet

Read by Mark F. Smith

(4.7 stars; 106 reviews)

The prophet Al Mustafa, before leaving the city where he has been living twelve years, stops to address the people. They call out for his words of wisdom on many sides of the human condition, and he addresses them in terms of love and care. He has much to offer from his observations of the people, and he illustrates with images they can relate to. The author, Gibran, was influenced by the Maronites, the Sufis, and the Baha’i. His philosophy, though deist, is primarily aimed at the good within ourselves, and the common-sense ways in which we can unlock it. An illustration from his chapter on Friendship: “And let your best be for your friend. If he must know the ebb of your tide, let him know its flood also. For what is your friend that you should seek him with hours to kill? Seek him always with hours to live.” The prophet’s gentle words have inspired their translation into over 108 languages. Listen to them with an open mind. You may find some burdens and frustrations hidden within you eased. - Summary by Mark (1 hr 29 min)


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(5 stars)

This was one of THE books to have in the swinging sixties. Its lessons remain timeless and universal. Love and peace , man X

(2.5 stars)

Very well read. Five stars. Not able to understand the high rating of book in first listen.

The sacred messenger

(5 stars)

An eye-opener on how life should be balanced, between good and bad.

principals 4 life keeping the universal law of balance + harmony

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Excellent reader for this work/subject matter.

(5 stars)