Books That Inspire 2005

The Alchemist
Paulo Coelho

Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist is a wonderful story of a young boy, Santiago, who takes a long journey across extraordinary lands searching for the treasure of his dreams, only to find his treasure where he least expected. We all reach crossroads in our lives when we question our goals and dreams. This book teaches pertinent lessons on sacrifice, set-backs and perseverance, all in the context of pursing one’s dream. An inspirational anecdote, The Alchemist challenges readers to seek out true meaning in our lives and encourages us to set out on our own personal journey.
Brandon Brooks
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