Author(s): Paulo Coelho
The brilliant new novel from the #1 internationally best-selling author of The Alchemist. In Paulo Coelho's signature style, this short volume offers inspiration, solace, encouragement and wisdom that will enrich anyone's life. Deceptively simple yet incredibly powerful, this is the perfect gift for anyone who has ever asked 'why?'. A stunning book of inspiration and wisdom for anyone who loved THE CELESTINE PROPHECY or THE SECRET. 1099: On the eve of the sacking of Jerusalem, a group of people gathers around a wise old man known only as The Copt. In order to preserve and save the spirit of the city - not the buildings or its history, but its wisdom and learnings - they ask him questions, as ancient Greek students did with their philosopher teachers. To each question he gives a simple, yet profoundly powerful answer, with guidance as to how we might live and the principles to abide by so as to live a happy and enlightened life. These students will take his teachings into the world so that this wisdom will endure beyond the Crusaders' arrival and the destruction of the city.
Paulo Coelho, born in Rio de Janeiro in 1947, is one of the bestselling and most influential authors in the world. The Alchemist, The Pilgrimage, The Valkyries, Brida, Veronika Decides to Die, Eleven Minutes, The Zahir, The Witch of Portobello and The Winner Stands Alone, among others, have sold 115 million copies in more than 160 countries.