Why this book?
Many years ago, I read Paolo Coehlo’s The Alchemist in one afternoon, then I set it down in a daze, feeling like I had been transported, maybe even transformed by Coehlo’s parable about Santiago, a young Andalusian boy searching for hidden treasure. The story has a seductive, timeless quality that helped ignite my quest to live a spiritually rich and adventurous life. No spoiler alerts here, but reading this book is a reminder of the power of honoring the “soul of the world” when on any search, but especially one for life’s greatest riches. My favorite takeaway line: When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.