The Soul Of A Butterfly

Author: Hana Yasmeen Ali,Muhammad Ali

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448168538

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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In this poignant, moving book, Muhammad Ali shares the beliefs he has come to live by and which he has passed on to his children. Some of the wisdom is his own; some comes from the teachings of true Islam, from his spiritual studies, and from people he has met in the course of his extraordinary life. Here, as he recalls his early days as a young warrior in Louisville, Kentucky, and his meteoric rise to fame as Heavyweight Champion of the World, a title he won three times, he tells of the many battles he won and lost, both inside and outside the ring and his conversion to Islam in the 1960s. Now, working tirelessly as a worldwide ambassador for peace, he talks of the damage caused when religion is used to tear people apart, the essential need for unity in this troubled world, and how his faith sustains him on this, the most important journey of his life - the journey to forgiveness and peace. Together with his daughter Hana, in this timely spiritual memoir Ali draws upon his rich reserve of notes, tapes and journals, and writes with compassion, warmth and, of course, humour on how we can liberate mind, body and spirit when we pursue and embrace the one essential truth - love.

The Soul of a Butterfly

Author: Muhammad Ali,Hana Yasmeen Ali

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743262866

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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Former boxing legend Muhammad Ali, one of the best-known and best-loved celebrities and an international good-will ambassador, offers inspiration and hope as he describes the spiritual philosophy that sustains him. "During my boxing career, you did not see the real Muhammad Ali. You just saw a little boxing. You saw only a part of me. After I retired from boxing my true work began. I have embarked on a journey of love." So Muhammad Ali begins this spiritual memoir, his description of the values that have shaped and sustained him and that continue to guide his life. In The Soul of a Butterfly the great champion takes readers on a spiritual journey through the seasons of life, from childhood to the present, and shares the beliefs that have served him well. After fighting some of the fiercest bouts in boxing history against Joe Frazier and George Foreman, today Muhammad Ali faces his most powerful foe—outside the boxing ring. Like many people, he battles an illness that limits his physical abilities, but as he says, "I have gained more than I have lost....I have never had a more powerful voice than I have now." Ali reflects on his faith in God and the strength it gave him during his greatest challenge, when he lost the prime years of his boxing career because he would not compromise his beliefs. He describes how his study of true Islam has helped him accept the changes in his life and has brought him to a greater awareness of life's true purpose. As a United Nations "Messenger of Peace," he has traveled widely, and he describes his 2002 mission to Afghanistan to heighten public awareness of that country's desperate situation, as well as his more recent meeting with the Dalai Lama. Ali's reflections on topics ranging from moral courage to belief in God to respect for those who differ from us will inspire and enlighten all who read them. Written with the assistance of his daughter Hana, The Soul of a Butterfly is a compassionate and heartfelt book that will provide comfort for our troubled times.

The Soul of the Black Butterfly

Author: Rasheeda J. Steward

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781477204696

Category: Poetry

Page: 156

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The Book of Psalms; written by David and other Psalmist expresses and releases their heart while giving God praises. The Author of this book has chosen to share her life through written psalms of her own. She has released from her very soul words of healing, words of enlightenment, words of truth and hope; while giving God Praise. As you read these metamorphic words of poetry you may find a shadow of your own soul. Perhaps you have found yourself faced with situations in life that has caused you to doubt the very hand of God. From her dark experiences The Soul of the Black Butterfly has bought a light of understanding to many of life's situations we face today. Whoever said the life of a Believer was going to be an easy journey? Contrary to what many hope for, this book portrays the life of a Christian is not always so easy; choices and decisions are not always clear, yet must be made. In John 16:33 Jesus makes a promising opposing statement. In the world you shall have tribulations This passage conflicts with what we care to hear; after all, before we came to Christ, most of us had been beaten down by life's mishaps already. This writer has been no exception to the many test and trials of life. In this book the Author boldly reveals how she has stood the promised persecutions and the many afflictions (Ps 34:19, 2Tim 3:12) of life. In spite of the opposing statement of Christ, the completion of John 16:33 GIVES US HOPE for Victory from life's promised trials and tribulations and so it is with these written psalms. This freed butterfly has lived her poems and now shares her Glorious Praises and Lessons Learned with you in poetic psalms and mini-stories.

The Voice of the Infinite in the Small

Author: Joanne Elizabeth Lauck

Publisher: Granite Publishing, L.L.C.

ISBN: N.A

Category: Human-animal relationships

Page: 361

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Less a book about insect biology and behavior that it is about reinventing ourselves as a non-hostile species, this unique psychological and spiritual perspective offers an opportunity to expand and deepen the commitment to live in harmony with other species.

A Dictionary of Symbols

Author: Jean Chevalier,Alain Gheerbrant

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 1174

View: 462


Discusses symbolism in folklore, art, and literature

The Mythology of All Races ...

Author: Louis Herbert Gray,George Foot Moore,John Arnott MacCulloch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Folklore

Page: N.A

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