The Prophet

Reimagined Through a Woman’s Voice

Fiction - Womens
91 Pages
Reviewed on 06/28/2024
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Reviewed by Luwi Nyakansaila for Readers' Favorite

A century ago, Kahlil Gibran wrote The Prophet, a revolutionary poetic narrative chronicling the journey of a wise man. In light of societal changes and the unique challenges women face today, Natalie Solomon and Greg Solomon have reimagined Gibran's work from a woman's perspective, presenting The Prophet, featuring a female protagonist named Aasiya who returns home after twelve years. Before her journey home, Aasiya encounters various individuals who inquire about different aspects of life. As she shares her views on morality, good and evil, freedom and laws, self-awareness, prayer, God, death, and life, she directly addresses the struggles and triumphs of each person's life. Additionally, she shares her thoughts on love and marriage, providing valuable insights that inspire and empower individuals to build stronger relationships.

The Prophet is a compelling and thought-provoking read that provides profound messages. Its innovative approach to exploring universal human experiences and emotions through relatable characters makes it an engaging and accessible read for both men and women. The contemporized language and relatable examples help bring the narrative into the present day, making it an enriching read for people from all walks of life. It effectively conveys timeless wisdom and values, serving as a valuable resource for those seeking guidance and inspiration. The captivating cover and well-organized format make reading it a pleasure. The story fosters self-discovery and empowerment through its portrayal of a strong, wise, and confident female protagonist. Aasiya's character will embolden women to take charge of their lives and challenge societal norms that may hinder their progress. Her teachings will resonate with readers, encouraging them to contemplate their goals and aspirations. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and highly recommend it for its valuable insights.