Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah

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Dell, 1989 - Fiction - 191 pages
In the cloud-washed airspace between the cornfields of Illinois and blue infinity, a man puts his faith in the propeller of his biplane. For disillusioned writer and itinerant barnstormer Richard Bach, belief is as real as a full tank of gas and sparks firing in the cylinders . . . until he meets Donald Shimoda--former mechanic and self-described messiah who can make wrenches fly and Richard's imagination soar. . . .

In Illusions, the unforgettable follow-up to his phenomenal bestseller Jonathan Livingston Seagull, Richard Bach takes to the air to discover the ageless truths that give our souls wings: that people don't need airplanes to soar . . . that even the darkest clouds have meaning once we lift ourselves above them . . . and that messiahs can be found in the unlikeliest places--like hay fields, one-traffic-light midwestern towns, and most of all, deep within ourselves.

 

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A modern day bible

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One of the best books I have ever read.You can count on one hand the number of books I have read more than once... And I have read this book dozens of times. Read full review

ILLUSIONS: The Adventures Of A Reluctant Messiah

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The Kahlil Gibran of the Me! generation called his last hero Jonathan, but now he's in full, self-y swing with a narrator named Richard who sells $3 rides on his biplane and learns to become "one ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
11
Section 2
19
Section 3
25
Section 4
44
Section 5
54
Section 6
55
Section 7
57
Section 8
80
Section 10
100
Section 11
121
Section 12
127
Section 13
137
Section 14
153
Section 15
175
Section 16
183
Copyright

Section 9
98

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About the author (1989)

Richard Bach is the author of Stranger to the Ground, Biplane, Nothing by Chance, Jonathan Livingston Seagull, A Gift of Wings, Illusions, There's No Such Place as Far Away, The Bridge Across Forever, One, and Running from Safety.

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