Paulo Coelho’s “Manuscript found in Accra” is an insightful book that gives fascinating ideas about day-to-day concerns of regular people. The book is set far back in the past, whence Jerusalem is about to be invaded by the Muslims and people are anxious of their future. Instead of worrying on various physical war preparations, a gathering was held where the Copt shares his wisdom to the rest of the community. Amongst the topics he discussed includes defeat, solitude, beauty, success, work, love and miracles.
It seems to encourage reflection but more than that, I believe that it pushes one into motion. I think that its structure is close to his other book, Warrior of Light and the style at which it was written seems to come with situations. It poses questions to readers where one would reply, “Oh yeah, that’s right,” or “I didn’t think of it that way.”
I find that it’s a good reading for starting and ending your day.