Manuscript Found in Accra by Paulo Coelho & Margaret Jull Costa

Manuscript Found in Accra

By Paulo Coelho & Margaret Jull Costa

  • Release Date: 2013-04-02
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
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Description

The latest novel from the #1 internationally best-selling author of The Alchemist.

There is nothing wrong with anxiety.
Although we cannot control God’s time, it is part of the human condition to want to receive the thing we are waiting for as quickly as possible.
Or to drive away whatever is causing our fear. . . .
Anxiety was born in the very same moment as mankind. And since we will never be able to master it, we will have to learn to live with it—just as we have learned to live with storms.
 
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July 14, 1099. Jerusalem awaits the invasion of the crusaders who have surrounded the city’s gates. There, inside the ancient city’s walls, men and women of every age and every faith have gathered to hear the wise words of a mysterious man known only as the Copt. He has summoned the townspeople to address their fears with truth: 

“Tomorrow, harmony will become discord. Joy will be replaced by grief. Peace will give way to war. . . . None of us can know what tomorrow will hold, because each day has its good and its bad moments. So, when you ask your questions, forget about the troops outside and the fear inside. Our task is not to leave a record of what happened on this date for those who will inherit the Earth; history will take care of that. Therefore, we will speak about our daily lives, about the difficulties we have had to face.” 

The people begin with questions about defeat, struggle, and the nature of their enemies; they contemplate the will to change and the virtues of loyalty and solitude; and they ultimately turn to questions of beauty, love, wisdom, sex, elegance, and what the future holds. “What is success?” poses the Copt. “It is being able to go to bed each night with your soul at peace.” 
 
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Now, these many centuries later, the wise man’s answers are a record of the human values that have endured throughout time. And, in Paulo Coelho’s hands, The Manuscript Found in Accra reveals that who we are, what we fear, and what we hope for the future come from the knowledge and belief that can be found within us, and not from the adversity that surrounds us.  
 

This eBook edition includes a Reading Group Guide. 

Reviews

  • Love it!

    5
    By Gigisoshort
    I really enjoyed the book, it really changed my outlook on life: relationships, happiness etc. I left an abusive ex after reading this. This book helped me to really evaluate my life and my decisions. I couldn't put it down and I'm not really a bookworm but I highly recommend this book.
  • Una Decepción. A complete disappointment

    1
    By Oscar Abasto
    No gastes tu dinero, mejor compra Khalil Gibran “El Profeta”, esta es una copia. Do not waste your money, best buy Khalil Gibran “The Prophet”, this is a copy.
  • Wonderful book!!!

    5
    By Papá - L.A.
    Wonderful book!!! It really spoke to me. A great reflection of what really matters in life. One of the best of Paulo Coelho.
  • Ah-mazing

    5
    By rasuls7
    This book has made me rethink about what life really matters. Such an inspirational book. Love it!
  • Disappointed

    1
    By Perrrfect17
    I just download the Manuscript from Accra on iBooks and it tells me that is the wrong format to be open on iBooks after I just got it from iBooks I would like to get beck my money pls
  • Manuscript found in Accra

    5
    By MzVeroG
    This is by far one of the best books out there, it spoke to me! It makes you understand a lot about life. Simply the best!
  • If you like sanctimonious platitudes, you'll love it's book

    1
    By Baroque music lover
    I felt so let down after I bought this book....thinking it would be a fun adventure story about secrets of a lost manuscript, the siege of Jerusalem, etc.....sort of like Indiana Jones meets Dan Brown. Not even close! It reads more like the tired old sermons I had to sit thru in church every Sunday when I was a kid....been there, done that, didn't need to pay for it then.
  • Great!

    5
    By Lizette Resendez
    Amazing book!
  • Another great one

    5
    By anika mcletchie
    Awesome book
  • paulo

    5
    By i.rox.paper.scissor
    i need to have this. :(

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