New book on Kahlil Gibran just published by Bishop Paul-Gordon Chandler

Rowman & Littlefield
Posted Apr 18, 2023

“I encourage you to read this book with an open heart, allow room for transformation and embrace the way of love.” – Bishop Michael Curry

A new book by Wyoming Bishop Paul-Gordon Chandler titled IN SEARCH OF A PROPHET: A Spiritual Journey with Kahlil Gibran has been released. This new paperback, which includes a Foreword by Bishop Michael Curry, is published by Rowman & Littlefield, the largest independent publishing house in the US, in commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the publishing of Kahlil Gibran’s best-selling book The Prophet, first published in 1923.

In Search of a Prophet is a fascinating journey through the spiritual life of Kahlil Gibran, the great Lebanese-American poet and author of The Prophet, a book originally published in 1923 that has sold over 10 million copies and been translated into dozens of languages. Capturing our imaginations and enriching our spirits, Paul-Gordon Chandler explores this beloved writer and artist, a celebrated mystic who sought to build bridges and tear down walls and who remains a cultural icon among all people of goodwill.

About the book, Eboo Patel, Founder and President of Interfaith America, author of We Need To Build: Field Notes for Diverse Democracy, says, “Paul-Gordon Chandler has done us a great service by writing this wonderful book. Part travelogue through the many places Kahlil Gibran lived, part journey through the artist’s great works, it all comes together in a way that gives us powerful glimpses into the inner life of a spiritual giant.”

The publisher Rowman & Littlefield, writes, ”In Search of a Prophet is a journey through the all-embracing nature of Kahlil Gibran. Bishop Chandler leads the reader to the far-reaching places of influence of Gibran writings, from Lebanon to Mexico City, capturing their imaginations and enriching their spirits. Delving into Gibran’s writings—both famous and lesser-known—he breathes life into this captivating poet-artist who moved beyond religion to the core of universal spirituality.”

Commenting on the transformational nature of the book, Brian D. McLaren, author and activist, says, “There are certain places you should visit before you die, and to enjoy them best, you need a guide who knows them well. Similarly, there are certain writers you should read before you die, and you’ll enjoy them even more with an experienced guide beside you. Kahlil Gibran is such a writer, and Paul-Gordon Chandler is such a guide. Gibran, assisted by Chandler, will introduce you to a great land that lies within you.”

Bishop Chandler will begin a book tour around the country speaking about the all-embracing spirituality of Kahlil Gibran, starting in Houston at Christ Church Cathedral on April 29, 2023.

The book can be ordered where all good books are sold, including Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and IndieBound.

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