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Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah

Illusions The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah 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

  • Title: Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah
  • Author: Richard Bach
  • ISBN: 9780099427865
  • Page: 341
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 cylindersuntil he meets Donald Shimoda former mechanic and self described messiah who can make wrenchesIn 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 cylindersuntil he meets Donald Shimoda former mechanic and self described messiah who can make wrenches fly and Richard s imagination soar.In Illusions, Richard Bach takes to the air to discover the ageless truths that give our souls wings that people don t need airplanes to soarat 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.

    Illusions The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah Bach 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 Illusions Bach novel Illusions The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah by Oct , 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 Illusions The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah by 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

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    About Author

    1. Richard Bach says:
      Since Jonathan Livingston Seagull which dominated the 1 spot on the New York Times Bestseller List for two consecutive years Richard Bach has touched millions of people through his humor, wisdom and insight.With over 60 million copies of his books sold, Richard Bach remains one of the world s most beloved authors A former USAF fighter pilot, Air Force captain and latter day barnstorming pilot, Bach continues to be an avid aviator author, exploring and chronicling the joys and freedom of flying, reporting his findings to readers.His most recent works include Travels with Puff, which recounts Bach s journey from Florida to Washington state in his small seaplane, Puff, and Illusions II The Adventures of a Reluctant Student, which incorporates Bach s real life plane crash.In October 2014, the never before published Part Four to Jonathan Livingston Seagull was published.Readers can find about Richard and his work at richardbach

    Comment 640 on “Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah

    1. Scott says:
      I believe this book moved me than any other before or since Not because the writing was so great but the thoughts contained in it were so close to what I was feeling as a 19 year old away from home and on my own for the first time I still believe the ideas contained here are timeless and profound The fact that the author kind of went a bit off the deep end does not bother me although it did for a while I remember that some factions of the Christian right were outraged that the book referred to [...]

    2. Dickie says:
      This book changed my life Over and over again That is the simplest way to put it One day a girl came into the pizza parlor I was working at and I commented on her tramp stamp It was as always, an attempt to get her to lower the jeans It was a blue feather tattoo I asked what it represented and she told me it was the feather from the cover of a book, called Illusions , and it had changed her life.She brought the book into me as promised a couple days later with a four leaf clover as a book mark N [...]

    3. Sfdreams says:
      I LOVED this book I read it over and over and have given copies to several people.The book starts off with a handwritten and smudged story, written like books in the Bible, by a auto mechanic who discovered the Divine in himself and was followed by throngs of people,who called him a messiah, until he had to disappear.Then the real book begins A young man flys around the country in his airplane, supporting himself by selling flights in his plane One fateful day, he meets a strange individual who [...]

    4. Shakirah says:
      I heard about the book on Esther Jerry Hicks Video After reading the reviews here on I decided to make the 10 odd minute trip to Kinokuniya to grab a copy I never regretted it A book which carries the message of how we mould our own future, our own life, our own outcomes in a very engaging way I finished this wonderful book in 4 hours or so If you need anything to lift your spirits when you are feeling down, or restore your faith in the Law of Attraction, this is one of the many books that will [...]

    5. Steve Merrick says:
      Here is a test to find whether your mission to Earth is finished If your alive it isn t Why write of the book when it could be fun to explain the reactions of several other people who have read this one Before I say anything else I feel it needs a health warning The symptoms that I have witnessed as people read this book include, delusional psychosis, fantasising in public, maniac attempts at cloud bursting and one very very bruised nose A result of a grown man trying to swim in the grass on a [...]

    6. Madeline says:
      um probably the nicest thing to say about this book would be a dumb mans Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance anyway, i saw this book at a garage sale for 25cents that made me pick it up what made me buy it was this introduction I do not enjoy writing at all If I can turn my back on an idea, out there in the dark, if I can avoid opening the door to it, I won t even reach for a pencil But once in a while there s a great dynamite burst of fling glass and brick and splinters through the front [...]

    7. Rajat Ubhaykar says:
      I call anything sounding grand and oh so awesome but actually meaning squat a Richard Bach quote Illusions, to summarize, is a compendium of such quotes However, I gave the book two stars only because it is consistent with the philosophy it preaches The idea that the book is saying anything of consequence is an illusion and you are the one attaching any reality and importance to it.The book might have had some message , but I was too busy smell proofing my mind from all the shit flying around.

    8. Errin Davenport says:
      This is a wonderful book I have read it several times and with each reading I discovered a little part of myself, and remembered those times of miracles I had forgotten.

    9. Melissa says:
      I loved this story I love taking responsibility for my own life and outcome I love doing what I want to do, and leaving others free to do what they want I loved the analogy about all the creatures clinging to the sticks and rocks in the river, but one was tired of clinging and let go to follow the path the river led it down I loved the point that freedom is watching your own films not someone else s films, and the introspection that resulted when I pondered the films I actually like and what tha [...]


    10. liz says:
      Please note the shelves this book is on It s much junk than fun I received this as a gift, and it says on the cover, The glorious best seller by Richard Bach author of Jonathan Livingston Seagull and One , which I think pretty much sums it up The author s note in the beginning is pretentious drivel about I never wanted to write another book again because it s just so hard, but these characters and this story were just begging to be let out of my head Waah The book isn t even 200 pages, and the [...]

    11. Saby says:
      I loved the way he started this book with the fable I found parallels to the life of Jesus the messiah of the Bible There are so many inspiring quotable lines I liked this one best Learning is finding out what you already know Doing is demonstrating that you know it Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you You are all learners, doers, and teachers Maybe because I m a teacher But I always loved that line Even before I became a teacher I think the idea that everyone is capab [...]

    12. Lance Greenfield says:
      This is absolutely the best book that I have read in a long while There is much philosophy and much humour And there is so much to stimulate the reader s mind into a flurry of thoughts I could pick out so many quotable passages, but my favourite remains as one which I used on my own blog recently If you are interested, take a look at Writer s Quote Wednesday The Chrysalis Moment.I loved it so much that I shall immediately put it onto my personal top books of all time list.

    13. Zeynep says:
      Richard Back in okudu um ikinci kitabiydi ilk Martiyi okumustum iki kitapta birbirinden guzeldi herkese tavsiye ederim kitabin sonu cok guzeldi cok uzun zamandir ilk defa bi kitabin sonunu begendim

    14. Mevsim Yenice says:
      Richard Bach n malesef ki Mart n n g lgesinde kald n d nd m eseri.G n ls z bir mesih ve onun Bu kitaptaki her ey yanl olabilir diye biten el kitab nsan olmakla kafay yedi imiz u k sa mr m zde m thi insanlar olmaya al p, hata yapmadan yolun sonuna gelmeye al rken hatan n en b y n yap yoruzdur belki de Belki de ihtiyac m z olan tek ey, bir mesihin k p da bize Bildi in, yapt n her ey yanl olabilir Dert de il demesi Bunu hissettirmi ti bu incecik kitap bana Tavsiye ediyorum.

    15. Nathan Trachta says:
      My friend Renee recommended this one to me, she knows I ve had questions in life and I m open to unique perspectives what can I say, I don t know everything in life and I m still learning Illusions is a book of self learning or teaching by and indirect method, I ll let you decide For me it was an indirect method learning about the illusions of life and how we limit ourselves In this case Mr Bach has two gentlemen who give airplane rides to people meet and we watch as one quests and learns about [...]

    16. Anastasia says:
      Wow, this book sigh When I FINALLY got around to reading this little beat up paperweight, I was sick, in bed, with nothing else to do I could have just as easily been asleep and equally productive It was such a disappointment, because not only was it practically free, one of my best friends had good things to say about it This book was like the dictionary of fortune cookie isms The general message seemed to be Whatever you think, that is what is, also, the opposite of that is as well And my luck [...]

    17. Rosalía says:
      This was actually a life changing book It was a book that opened my mind as to my own thought process when I came upon other individuals having challenges with life s journey Here s a story I wrote about it Not for eyes under 18 JEALOUS OF THE DOG I m in love with a man who doesn t love me Well, love is a strange word, a strong word, a poor excuse to be miserable word He loves me as a friend, as a sister, as a pet, perhaps I m always around, following him like a lost puppy It s cruel, unfair Pas [...]

    18. Joe McPlumber says:
      My favorite part of this book is the mini story within a story about the village of little critters clinging to the rocks and reeds on the river bottom It pretty much sums up the singular spiritual wisdom i keep going back to stop clinging, let go of the securities and comforts and knowns, be prepared to be dashed about painfully on the rocks This is how to set the soul free Such simple instructions, so easily implemented, yet so difficult to remember as i attach to mundane narratives and dramas [...]

    19. Nick Duretta says:
      I didn t know quite what to make of this It s a mishmash of new age wisdom and eastern philosophy disguised as some sort of fanciful folk tale about a man with godlike powers he can create items out of thin air, fly his barnstorming plane without fuel, and so on and a book of aphorisms he passes on to Bach, the author who also is in this tale It s all a bit too precious Thank goodness it was short.

    20. Ben says:
      Once again a wonderful yet short tale, enjoyed this even than Livingston Seagull It s like reading a condensed philosophy, with key points cleverly highlighted using the Messiah handbook Bach is as ever insightful, shall definitely revisit this after some time has passed What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the Master calls a butterfly.

    21. Stunning Mess says:
      It s a wonderful short tale which has so much philosophy I can also call it a life changing book but this latter depends on the way you ll perceive its messages



    22. IonaStewart says:
      I read this classic years ago, and have now re read it It is a book one never forgets I read it in Danish, so my quotes from it are my own translations from this language.The teller of the story, Richard, is a pilot, who flies from town to town selling short rides in his plane for three dollars a ride One day he encounters another pilot, Donald, who leads the same sort of life as himself, also travelling round selling rides in his plane.Richard, which is of course the author s name, notices from [...]

    23. Viraj says:
      Overall Boring Directly from the book my comments in brackets Pg Quoted49 The best way to avoid responsibility is to say, I ve got responsibilities 75 Argue for your limitations, and sure enough, they re yours 90 Negative attachments If you really want to remove a cloud from your life, you don t make a big production out of it you just relax and remove it from your thinking 92 You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true You may have to work for it however 96 Not [...]


    24. Daniel says:
      Although I had issues overcoming some of the poor writing line to line in this book He smiled for maybe a tenth of a second, on the whole, this book does what it sets out to do.It s a clever little pop spirituality diatribe about Bach s view of the world, which is not a horrible one It has a cool gimmick that makes it work I can t endorse its message outright, and you can probably guess some of the narcissistic tendencies of the work from the subtitle but Bach is pretty straightforward from the [...]

    25. Perihan says:
      te sana yery z ndeki g revinin,tamamlan p tamamlanmad n anlamak i in bir test E er YA IYORSAN,tamamlanmam demektir Sayfa116 Mavi T y Bu kendi ince, lakin anlamda derin olan kitap bence, K k Prens kadar bir n hak ediyor.Kitapta hikayeden ok hayata farkl g zle bakmay i aret eden s zler ok etkileyiciydi bence.Bir Mesih var, kalabal klardan ho lanmayan bir bilge,ve onun el kitab ,i te o el kitab ndaki vurucu s zlerPeki o el kitab n n son sayfas nda ne yaz yor dersiniz u c mle yaz yor Bu kitaptaki he [...]

    26. Suka says:
      I find it amazing that so many reviewers feel the same way that I do I first read this book many years ago, and pick it up to re read every so often It s a simple read and yet it takes me a long time to get through it there are so many profound, insightful observations that I set the book aside and think about it I feel so empowered by some sections I actually learned how to float on my back after reading the chapter about walking on water I just walked into the lake and did it float on my back, [...]

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