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The Book of Mirdad
The Strange Story of a Monastery Which Was Once Called the Ark
Mikhail Naimy's timeless classic, an allegory often compared to the works of his friend Khalil Gibran, presents the teachings of Mirdad, abbott of a monastery that stands where Noah's Ark came to rest after the Flood. In a series of dialogues with his disciples, Mirdad offers lessons on themes such as love, obedience, borrowing and lending, repentance, old age, and the cycle of life and death. Reissued for a new generation, this prophetic work calls on humankind to prepare for another deluge, greater than Noah's, when Heaven will be revealed on Earth. Includes a new foreword by Andrew Harvey, author of the bestselling A Journey in Ladakh and several other seminal works of spirituality!
Mikhail Naimy was born in Baskinta, in central Lebanon. He was educated in Russia and obtained degrees in Liberal Arts and Law at the University of Washington, USA. In 1916 he moved to New York where, together with his close friend, Khalil Gibran, he founded a dynamic movement for the rejuvenation of Arabic literature. He wrote The Book of Mirdad on his return to Lebanon after World War II. Naimy has been described as one of the greatest spiritual writers of the 20th century. He died in 1988.