The Path: Life Explained in 100 Pages.
Article Type: Brief article
Subject: Books (Book reviews)
Pub Date: 09/22/2008
Publication: Name: Annals of the American Psychotherapy Association Publisher: American Psychotherapy Association Audience: Academic; Professional Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Psychology and mental health Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2008 American Psychotherapy Association ISSN: 1535-4075
Issue: Date: Fall, 2008 Source Volume: 11 Source Issue: 3
Topic: NamedWork: The Path: Life Explained in 100 Pages (Nonfiction work)
Persons: Reviewee: Cilona, Joseph
Accession Number: 187049624
Full Text: The Path: Life Explained in 100 Pages

By Joseph Cilona, PsyD

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For those searching for a unique philosophy and outlook on life, try picking up a copy of The Path. Life Coach and Psychologist Joseph Cilona has taken Kahlil Gibran's 1923 masterpiece, The Prophet, and given it a fresh and modern twist appropriate for the new millennium. Often cited as the most widely read book in the 20th century (second only to the Bible), The Prophet is an unparalleled collection of timeless poetic essays. In an effort to pass on the wisdom of Gibran's book to a new generation, Cilona's update of the themes is certainly ideal for everyone, especially considering the unpredictable and chaotic times in which we live.

The Path seeks to provide an authentic road to comfort, healing, hope, understanding, and enlightenment. Broken down into 28 chapters, each offers an enlightening story relating to human life and experience. Chapters cover topics such as love, commitment, children, joy and sorrow, reason and passion, prayer, beauty, religion, and death. Told in a story-like fashion, readers are left to decipher meanings on an individual level as they ponder life's simple truths.

The teachings in The Path can be used to aid in personal growth or the healing process, and they can be easily incorporated into therapy sessions. Ideal for all individuals looking for alternative life philosophies, or merely those who want to be reminded of the brilliance of the original text, The Path provides answers to many of life's vexing questions in a remarkably simple and concise format that is quick and easy to understand.

Dr. Cilona is a psychologist, personal coach, and Diplomate of the APA. Based in New York City, he specializes in working with success-minded urban professionals, creative artists, entertainers, and creative professionals.
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