Book Review

Juanita E. Thornton/Shepherd Park Library

Book Review

Manuscript Found in Accra

Picture Manuscript Found in AccraPaulo Coelho, the best-selling author of The Alchemist, proves once again why he is one of my favorite authors.

In Manuscript Found in Accra, The Copt is a religious man who believed that our responsibility is to share all that we have learned with others, before we transition into another life. The Copt went before the people in the village to answer some of their most pressing questions about life and how to deal with those issues. The problems we encounter will continue to plague all of us if we refuse to open up, and continue to live an unconscious life.

Anxiety, miracles, afraid of change, defeat, loyalty, and love passing you by are just a few of life’s annoyances that have bought about agitation and disturbance within the people of the village. "Manuscripts for life" are what I choose to call the spiritually awakening quotes that are used throughout the book. Here are a few favorites:
  • “The truly rich person is the one who is in contact with the energy of love every second of his/her existence.”  
  • “We can be the master of things that try to enslave us”. 
  • “The greatest gift God gave us is the power to make decisions.”
-- Shepherd Park Librarian Marilyn Smith