After his father passes away, Christian is denied his inheritance, disowned by his brothers, and thrown out of the family mansion. Life takes a terrible turn until he embarks on a life changing trip to Ethiopia to meet Lalibela’s wisest man.
~ My Review ~
For such a short read, this was heavy with wisdom and littered with inspiration. Given today's culture, we should do well to take a step back and look at the bigger picture instead of being emotional at the moment. I understood the paradox as the monk softly challenged Christian. Some challenges were more physical than others, such as hunting for food, or carrying buckets of water. But others could be learned in the midst of children playing or as even as simple as eating a meal that we don't care for. This was a simple and beautiful read that surprised me at the end. We may not all have the circumstances or fortune to fly across the world to Ethiopia but Dhliwayo's words takes you there and for a brief while, lets you in on the secrets of Lalibela's Wise Man.
***I received this book in exchange for an honest review. However, these thoughts and opinions are my own. I'm not required to write a positive review.***
About the Author
Matshona Dhliwayo is a Canadian based Philosopher, Entrepreneur, and author of books such as The Little Book of Inspiration, Creativity, The Book, 50 Lessons Every Wise Mother Teaches Her Son, 100 Lessons Every Great Man Wants You to Know, and Lalibela's Wise Man.
Book Club Pick for August:
Leila's 2018 Challenge
I use Goodread's rating scale
1 star – didn’t like it
2 stars – it was OK
3 stars – liked it
4 stars – really liked it
5 stars – it was so amazing, it's on my reread pile!