The Soul of a Butterfly: Reflections on Life's Journey

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Simon & Schuster, Nov 16, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 221 pages
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"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.

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Wonderful depiction of his life and his teachings. - Goodreads
Found this book inspirational and easy to read. - Goodreads
The writing is simple, yet holds so much depth. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Paddy Mcmahon - Goodreads

What a beautiful book changes the way you think , act about life. One of my fav route books inspiring insite to the great man. The quotes and story's are geat the writing is not bad either all round great read Read full review

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User Review  - Lantis - Goodreads

Wow I really enjoyed this book! I learned so many things about Muhammad Ali that I have never known before. One quote that I have really taken and has sort of become my inspiration is his famous quote ... Read full review

About the author (2004)

Muhammad Ali is the former three-time world heavyweight boxing champion. He and his wife, Lonnie, have established the Ali Center in Louisville, Kentucky, to preserve and share the legacy and ideals of Muhammad Ali. Hana Ali is a writer. She lives in Michigan, near her father and stepmother.

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