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Paulo Coelho
ISBN # : 9780007639564
Publisher: Ted Smart
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With The Fifth Mountain, Paulo Coelho turns his talent for spiritual fiction to the story of the Biblical prophet Elijah. Like a blossoming flower, Coelho opens up the brief account of Elijah's flight from Gilead and his time in Zarephath. He deepens the prophet's character by revealing the thoughts, doubts, and discoveries that Elijah must have experienced as he struggled to find his course in life amidst the confusion of war and political turmoil. When being a prophet of the God of the Israelites is like a warrant for your death, concerns about your chosen path are sure to arise. Perhaps it is this believability in Coelho's retelling that makes it so evocative, or it may be the bit of Old Testament wisdom he brings to popular literature of the 20th century: "the words of the lord are written in the world around us. Merely be attentive to what happens in your life, and you will discover where."

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Uruba Ahmed

Maybe after reading bestsellers from the master writer, my expectations ran too high, but this is a mediocre book at most. The fluidity with which Coelho writes was there, but every few passages you'd get a speedbreaker. Not recommended, as only an intransigent fan of Coelho can have the patience to complete this book.

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