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Bishop Paul-Gordon Chandler explores work, life of Kahlil Gibran in new book

A new paperback edition of “In Search of a Prophet: A Spiritual Journey with Kahlil Gibran,” by Bishop Paul-Gordon Chandler is scheduled to be published on April 15, 2023. The book includes a foreword by Episcopal Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the publication of Gibran’s best-selling book, “The Prophet.”

“In Search of a Prophet” is a journey through the spiritual life of the great Lebanese-American poet and author. “The Prophet” has sold over 10 million copies and been translated into dozens of languages. Gibran was a celebrated mystic who sought to build bridges and tear down walls and who remains a cultural icon.

According to the publisher, Rowman & Littlefield, “This is not a traditional biography but a compelling spiritual journey through Gibran’s writings, art, and the places he lived. From Gibran’s birthplace village high in the snowy mountains of Lebanon, Chandler leads us through his immigration to Boston, art training in Paris, and career in New York, and to the far-reaching places of influence his writings and art have traveled, alerting readers to Gibran’s continuing relevance for today.”

In the foreword, Curry writes, “This book opens to us Gibran’s spiritual journey of depth and breadth, offering our day much needed wisdom and guidance. And it can’t help but challenge us all … I encourage you to read this book with an open heart, allow room for transformation and embrace the way of love.”

About the book, Reza Aslan, author of “An American Martyr in Persia: The Epic Life and Tragic Death of Howard Baskerville,” says, “Chandler takes us on a profound spiritual journey into the life and work of one of the most famous and beloved poets, Kahlil Gibran, showing us how this timeless poet is a much-needed guide for our times. In his hands, Kahlil Gibran becomes an intimate friend.”

For more information, visit the author’s website: paulgordonchandler.com

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