Spirits Rebellious


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Spirits Rebellious by Kahlil Gibran When first published in the original Arabic, this book aroused considerable agitation and intrigue. It was burned publicly in the Beirut market place by furious church and state officials, who denounced it as poisonous and dangerous to the peace of the country. Gibran himself was exiled. But this was at a time when Lebanon was in virtual slavery to oppressive Turkish rule.Years later his exile was remanded, and the church embraced him without conciliation on his part. Yet the record ...

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Apr 11, 2010


I was given the first edition of this book when I graduated from college. It changed my life, and how I view the world.
The most poignant story to me was Cry from the Graves. It related to capital punishment. It was insightful, tragic yet glorious.
Since reading that story back in 1983, I haven't budged from my view about capital punishment, I stand firm. Thanks to this masterful writer.

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