For the past eighty years, the beautiful words of the Lebanese-American poet Kahlil Gibran have graced everything from greeting cards and wedding invitations to inspirational wall hangings and corporate motivational literature. By one account, Gibran is the third bestselling poet of all time, after Shakespeare and Lao-Tzu.

In this beautiful gift book, we discover the essential wisdom about what it means to be alive. For Gibran life is the energy that saturates all we see and feel--as well as what we can only imagine. Here are over 100 fables, aphorisms, parables, stories, and poems from the author of The Prophet.

Here on display is that visionary voice of comfort, love, and tolerance.

Listing to Nature's Life

Taking time to listen to the natural world reveals a new dimension of being

human. It is as if all of nature were already within us, reminding us of our

connection to the one life we share.


Solitude is a silent storm

that breaks down all our dead branches.

Yet it sends our living roots deeper

into the living heart of the living earth.


Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931) was writer, poet, and Lebanese nationalist and visual artist. His teaching fable, The Prophet, remains one of the bestselling inspirational works of all time.

Neil-Douglas-Klotz, PhD, is a world-renowned scholar in religious studies, spirituality, and psychology. He directs the Edinburgh Institute for Advanced Learning and for many years was the co-chair of the Mysticism Group of the American Academy of Religion. Visit him at abwoon.org.


    Paperback: 224 pages
    Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing (March 1, 2018)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 157174830X
    ISBN-13: 978-1571748300
    Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.8 x 7 inches