Book Review: Warrior of The Light, A Manual by Paulo Coelho

“”The Warrior of the Light is a believer. Because he believes in miracles, miracles begin to happen. Because he is sure that his thoughts can change his life, his life begins to change. Because he is certain that he will find love, love appears.”

— Paulo Coelho

Warrior of Light is an enlightening, philosophical book of the Boy’s Way through spiritual combat. At the beginning of the book, the boy talks to a woman who tells the story of an island with employees. The employee has a lot of paper and she tells him it’s worth moving to the edge of the town and listening to the bell. He was given to him by a mysterious woman, but he couldn’t hear any sound. He asked a fisherman in the village about the island and said the boy had an employee on the island but the building collapsed in the earthquake. Even if the island becomes invisible from the town’s shores, people can still hear the bells when the wind whistles the island. The boy loses interest in school, his friends, and family, getting absorbed in hearing the bell. People are tormenting him desperately wanting to hear the bells, but he doesn’t give up the belief that he will one day hear them.
Half a year after talking with the mysterious woman, the boy was still waiting for the bell to ring. The fishermen had heard Gina cry and were hoping to give him some respite. One day, the fisherman says that the only people who can hear him the bell are the fishermen, and the boy decides to study to become a fisherman so that he can hear the bell one day. .. He feels quiet and relieved by the fact that he can look around and come back to play with his friends while gazing at the sea. He knew that on the day he didn’t waste his time, he could hear the bells growing up and become a fisherman. He could hear the wind again, making noises between the sea, seagulls and palm trees. It’s been 6 months since I heard this sound because I was particular about the bell. Finally, when he heard the voice of his dear friend, from the drowned temple to all the bells, the first bell rang, then the next.

After all he doesn’t have to grow up to hear the bell. A few years later, he returned to the same beach. He’s no longer obsessed with the bell, and he thinks it’s probably his imagination that he heard the bell. Nevertheless, he decided to listen to their stories in the cry of the seagulls. Surprisingly, he saw a mysterious woman from childhood. She does not change in the slightest and does not age. He asks what she is doing on the beach. She passes him a blue note and says to write about being a warrior of light. These are the pages he wrote.

To the warriors of light, there is no such thing as impossible love. They don’t allow themselves to be intimidated by silence, or by rejection. They know that – behind the icy mask people wear – there is a heart of fire. That is why the warriors risk more than others. They tirelessly seek love – even if this means hearing, many times over, the word ‘no’, returning home defeated, feeling rejected in body and soul. Warriors don’t allow themselves to be discouraged. Without love, live has no meaning.

Book: Warrior of The Light, A Manual
Author: Paulo Coelho
Publisher: HarperOne
Year: 1997

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