Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Review: The Witch of Portobello By: Paulo Coelho

The Witch Of Portobello A NovelThe Witch Of Portobello A Novel by Paulo Coelho
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A story told through a series of interviews about "Athena" Sherine Khalil, the Witch of Portobello.

A woman with an amazing message, one who listened to the call and answered, one who over time touched the lives of all around her and in time was persecuted for the messages.

I loved reading the development of Athens through others eyes and at the same time reading their change due to the effect that Athena had in their lives.

A simple message - Love. How hard is that? Apparently some don't hear the message, some are incapable of feeling it, yet is it that controversial -- yes, in times of entitlement, times where compassion alone seems to be in the past, fear of change, fear of being vulnerable has lead to a complacent society. No longer are we going on the search, following the call of our soul.

This book will make you think about the world we live in and the world we developed for ourselves to live in - it will be a story that carries with you.

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