Warrior of the light: A Manual, is a compilation of Paulo Coelho's teachings, all in one book. Paulo Coelho is a Brazilian lyricist and novelist. The book includes proverbs and extracts from various books; Tao Te Ching, The Bible, The book of Chuang Tzu, the Talmud and various other sources. The book contains short philosophical passages from the above mentioned books.
The book was published in Brazil in 1997 and in 2002, it was published in English. The book is a spiritual manual which could be read as a course in leadership or an inspiring manual for living life as authentically as possible. Several articles from the book were published in Brazilian newspapers between 1993 and 1996.
The manual's opening story is a simple yet beautiful story. It is about a small boy who is fascinated by the sea and the wonderful stories of the local fishermen. One day he meets a beautiful woman on the beach who tells him about an island underwater, which has a splendid temple. A temple, with a wonderful bell which always rang out magical pearls. Then the sailors and fishermen tell him that if one listens long enough he can hear the magical pearls from the underwater temple. The young boy becomes so obsessed with hearing the bells that he sits on the shore for hours not thinking about his family or friends. His family and friends start to think of him as somewhat weird. The boy starts to think whatever the beautiful woman and the fishermen said to him were untrue. Finally, when he gives up hope and starts going back to his family and friends, that's when he hears the wonderful peal of the bells.
The book is a beautiful compilation of passages that help people to accept life the way it is. It is like a handbook for human beings, helping them to explore life, enjoy the miracle of life and follow their dreams. It teaches us to be a leader instead of a follower. A light hearted short book which is a must read for all age groups as it motivates and enlightens us.
Paulo Coelho is the author of this book. Born August 24, 1947, he is a Brazilian lyricist and novelist. He has become one of the most widely read authors in the world today.The Alchemist, one of his very famous novels, has been translated in 67 languages. Coelho has sold 150 million copies worldwide. This paperback book is listed with the ISBN number of 0060527986