Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Book Review: The Pilgrimage
Novel: The Pilgrimage
Author: Paulo Coelho
"An essential voyage towards God"
This book is pure truth. The reality of human condition and the God question is perfectly illustrated here. These are examples, explanations and exercises for all my personal troubles. May none suffer from such trials.
This book is a deeply moving account of Paulo's journey. Its chapters move through at a pace that reflects his passage through the Strange Road To SanTiago. The words and exercises are all relevant to the reader's experience - an experience of the Road To SanTiago via Paulo's lively notes.
So we as readers also travel the Road and learn and live the journey. There are innumerable lessons in each chapter of this book. Lessons learnt through Paulo and his guide Petrus interactions, actions and reflections. Each chapter in this book has a purpose and each exercise shared generously by Paulo has a direction - in all taking us through the Strange Road via Paulo's words.
So live the experience and take this pilgrimage, accept the magic and the miracles, and have faith in what you would question elsewhere - this Road is not traversed on blind belief but requires faith from the faithful.