The Holy Man By Susan Trott

They came from far and wide to see the Holy Man, to find new direction in their lives. They walked away freed from everyday anxiety and forever changed by simple words of wisdom so powerful, yet so universal, that their stories are an inspiration to us all. The Holy Man , an acclaimed national bestseller and beautiful piece of inspirational fiction, is a warm and witty collection of modern fables reflecting on the human search for happiness. The Holy Man

Susan Trott Ô 4 characters

Very cute. Light.
Fast read ... read it the other night?
Not many high hopes for it,
It's one of many similar books?
Reminiscent of Grudas ... or was it Gibran?
But either way i did end up liking it
and thinking of the folks in the story,
the tales told.
Made me smile!

Will recommend it to folks I know :)

Thanks!!! English Story about Joe, a man who, for the last 25 years, has lived on top of a mountain and the people who line up each year to see him and find answers to their questions of life.

Short, sweet and gives many points to ponder and reflect on.

This is a good one folks. I will be revisiting this one many times in the future. English Sweet, thoughtful, easy read. English The Holy Man is full of morals that anyone can thrive from. This is an easy read about a village that visits a holy man every summer. The Holy Man tells different stories of the people who visit him with their questions and concerns. This book made me laugh, cry, and feel love for those around me. A super easy read, and I recommend it to anyone.

There is no inappropriate content in this book. English Short parables revoking around a holy man who built a heritage on a mountain above a town. People came from all over to see him. What they learned of themselves had more to do with what they already knew but had to recognize in their journey up and down to get to see the Holy Man. English

Holy buckets. I started this book only 18 hours ago. And with 3 and a half hours of sleep, about 2 hours of eating food, 3 hours of hanging with family, I probably realistically read the book in a matter of 9 hours or so, and I must admit that The Holy Man has incredibly changed my life.

Oh my word. I was intrigued by the author's inspiration for this book, since I have also been a connoisseur of insomnia and wishing it would turn to creative thought. She invented an alternative to counting sheep: she counted a line of people waiting to see a holy man. This was enough to push me to purchase it at a used book sale at a library.

This book taught so many lessons in just 173 short and quick pages. I truly believe that wherever you are at in life: content, variant, restless, loving, impatient, envious, resentful, violent, misleading, or anything else, this book can teach you something.

By displaying much wisdom by way of the holy man, it taught that a life of simplicity, solitude, and silence truly can quiet the insides of a man, no matter the suffering or pain that he endured previous. However, this book also taught much about the importance of viewing life as a journey and each person in contact truly as fellow pilgrims that could always always teach you a lesson in love and living in humility and grace.

From a war assassin to a emotionally-hurt grandmother who doesn't receive correspondence from her grandchildren, each person in this book is met with some beautiful solution to questions that even they might not have known that they had.

I am sitting here, experiencing real, physical hunger for lunch, but I feel wholly and completely spiritually satisfied, so in such a weird way, my physical hunger doesn't matter. That is the power of this story.

I would recommend this book to anyone. Really. But especially to those who, I guess, are looking for a bit more meaning and feel like they are truly on a path to try and treat others in life (strangers and enemies included) with kindness, humility, love, and overall, like they are holy people. English It has a very zen vibe and as such it's not quite as preachy as it might otherwise have been. It's cheeky and sweet and about all these people who come to this one place but encounter enlightenment in unique ways. It is moralistic, but it's not too syrupy and it is very endearing. English This book is simple yet profound. Its messages are powerful. It says so much by using basic examples of events we encounter in real life. Susan Trott so beautifully captures how much a positive, altruistic, and motivated mindset can transform the lives around you. I'd recommend this to anyone, and I read it yearly like it's a religious text because of how much of an inspiring impact it has had on my own life. The other two books, The Holy Man's Journey and The Holy Woman, are just as enjoyable, but this particular one is life-changing. English This book is a metaphor (in the tradition of the Canterbury Tales) for the various journeys each of us take to find wisdom. Often we feel that someone or a place will give us the results we seek in life, but eventually the realization grows on us that the answers are already programmed in ourselves.

The basic story: A line of pilgrims snakes up a mountain to see the Holy Man in the small house at the top. Each chapter stands alone as a vignette, telling the tale of a different character, yet the story also builds. Though the images and circumstances are Buddhist, the nature of the story is broader in its appeal, illuminating without any heavy morality lessons.

Small book, big wisdom. English A sequence of moralistic fables, it begins light and fluffy, but as you sit with it over a few days, you find yourself more and more charmed—and hopefully enlightened. You won't find much meat here but that isn't to say it gets much wrong. Joe (or Trott as the author) understands the simple truths of meaningful living.

It reads like a secular form of scripture: if one were to blend some Eastern philosophies with a broadly Christian ethos of compassion. Joe is an aged, warm, playful monk living in a non-descript hermitage using simple tricks to help others realize that everyone you meet is holy. Including themselves.

The Holy Man was reminiscent of Oriah's The Invitation or Mitch Albom's Tuesdays with Morrie each helpful, light, and encouraging. This won't necessarily engage the mind, but then again, I suppose that's the point of literature like this. English