by: Paulo Coelho

`The unavoidable has touched the life of every human being on the face of the earth. Some have rebounded, others have given up - but all of us have felt the wings of tragedy brushing against us. Why? To answer this question, I let Elijah lead me through the days and nights of Akbar.'
This is the powerful retelling of the story of Elijah, the young prophet who is forced to flee his home and country and face an endless stream of trials. Eventually he finds refuge and love, only to have his dreams shattered once more. Not only does he lose his physical, earthly love, but his faith is completely shaken and he starts to doubt the very existence of God. Paulo Coelho turns the trials of Elijah into an intensely moving and inspiring story - compellingly bringing out the universal themes of how faith and love can ultimately triumph over suffering.