In November 2011 Paulo Coelho found a manuscript. Manuscript Found In Accra tells the story of this manuscript with a short history and the striking style of Coelho. I believe that nothing can affect people as much as a good novel. With Manuscript Found In Accra, Paulo Coelho grants us an essential treasure of hundreds of years of history in the most satisfactory way.
Hours before the occupation of Jerusalem by the Crusaders, people gathered in the city square to listen to Copt. Contrary to expectations, they talk about life, not war, and people ask wise Coptic answers. It draws attention to the fact that what matters is not living but living a good life.
We don’t often ask ourselves wise questions. We’re already busy enough with our joys or suffering. Although the answers are obvious, people cannot see without the necessary questions. It is like the difference between looking and seeing. This is where Paulo Coelho’s book comes to our rescue. Questions will make you think as much as the answers and I’m sure you will love the answers.
Sometimes we all stop and think about life. When dealing with small and massive problems, we question ourselves, the other, the universe, sexuality, love, believing, disbelieving, and more. This book will turn into a bedside book where you want to scramble the pages over and over again. It will calm us down, make us look at things differently, and make us happy no matter what.
Manuscript Found In Accra
July 14, 1099. The city of Accra awaits the invasion of the crusaders who have surrounded the gates. There, within the city walls, men and women of every age have gathered to hear the words of a mysterious man known only as the Copt. He has summoned the townspeople to address their fears with truth, hope and comfort.
They begin with questions about defeat and struggle; so they contemplate the virtues of loyalty and solitude; and they ultimately turn to questions of beauty, love, wisdom, and what the future holds. “What is success?” so poses the Copt. “It is being able to go to bed each night with your soul at peace.”
Now, centuries later, the manuscript containing the Copt’s extraordinary insights on courage, solitude, loyalty and loss has been unearthed from a cave in Cairo.
A Manuscript Found in Accra is a revelatory exploration of our most enduring and so transcendental values, and a testimony to everyday wisdom.
Paulo Coelho de Souza is a Brazilian lyricist and novelist, best known for his novel The Alchemist. In 2014, he uploaded his personal papers online to create a virtual Paulo Coelho Foundation.
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