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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. 

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Manuscript Found in Accra
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4.7 / 5
A jewel of a book
November 12th, 2014
This is one of those books that you keep in your bedside table and read a bit at a time in a particular time in your life. It calls for reflection, the importance of peace, serenity and family.
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Manusctipt Found in Accra
October 2nd, 2014
As always well structured and good literature. Not much of a plot ,instead an intense look at the teachings from other books. And in today's world this is a much needed way to live.
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Manuscript found in Accra
May 28th, 2014
Brilliant writing !!
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March 31st, 2014
This is the book I can go back to again and again
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September 13th, 2013
A delightful read. Almost similar to Gibran's the prophet in its depth and spirituality. My new favorite.
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Simple yet profound
June 8th, 2013
This book should be written on a large piece of paper and then framed and put in every room of the house!! When you think that paulo coelho has reached the top, he amazes you and creates another top that only belongs to him and him alone. The words that are in this book should be written in golden ink. Reading this book was good for my soul because i was experiencing a clash of emotions that disrupted my view of life and its meaning. I really recommend every one to read "Manuscript found in accra", you will not regret it.
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