First published in 1988, Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist is one of the best-selling spiritual books of all-time. It’s also one of the most translated works in the world, available in more than 70 languages worldwide.
The Guardian called the book a “singularly inspirational masterpiece,” despite its simplicity and overt inspirational message. Publishers Weekly found in The Alchemist a “sweetly exotic tale for young and old alike,” and it’s no wonder that the book has sold more than 150 million copies worldwide.
Though it’s short and to the point, there’s something about seeing key quotes and concepts from the book that help remind one of what the book – and the main character’s journey – is all about.