In Search of a Prophet: A Spiritual Journey with Kahlil Gibran

In Search of a Prophet: A Spiritual Journey with Kahlil Gibran
Paul-Gordon Chandler
Rowman and Littlefield
Month and Year of Publication
September 2017
In Search of a Prophet is a fascinating journey through the all-embracing spirituality of Kahlil Gibran, author of the bestselling book The Prophet. Capturing our imaginations and enriching our spirits, Paul-Gordon Chandler explores this beloved writer and poet-artist, a mystic who sought to build bridges and tear down walls.

In Search of a Prophet is not a traditional biography, but a compelling spiritual journey through Gibran’s writings, art, and the places he lived. From his birthplace village high in the snowy mountains of Lebanon, Chandler leads us through his emigration to Boston, art training in Paris, career in New York, and to the far reaching places of influence his writings and art have traveled.

Delving into passages of some of Gibran’s writings—both famous and lesser-known—Chandler breathes life into this captivating poet artist who moved beyond religion to the core of universal spirituality and was a unique blend of East and West. His voice is timeless, appealing to heart and mind, faith and reason, a much-needed guide for our times.

“Before reading this book my only real knowledge was the poem of Kahlil Gibran often read at weddings in the 1970s and 80s, and frequently caricatured. What that limited knowledge didn’t reveal was the story of his life, the depth of his convictions, and the gift of his wisdom. This book tells his story, reveals the depth and passes on that gift.”
-The Most Rev. Michael B. Curry, Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church

“A profound spiritual journey into the life and work of the beloved poet, Kahlil Gibran, a much-needed guide for our times.”
-Reza Aslan, author of No god but God and Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth

“Gibran, assisted by Chandler, will introduce you to a great land that lies within you.”
-Brian D. McLaren, author of The Great Spiritual Migration

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