Rebirth: A Fable of Love, Forgiveness, and Following Your Heart

Rebirth: A Fable of Love, Forgiveness, and Following Your Heart

Inspired by the author's own pilgrimage of walking the legendary Camino de Santiago across Spain comes Rebirth, a novel of reconciliation and forgiveness.After losing his estranged father, Amit wanders across Europe and embarks on the five-hundred and fifty mile Camino de Santiago to reconcile his inner conflict. It is on this path that he begins reflecting on relationship...

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Title:Rebirth: A Fable of Love, Forgiveness, and Following Your Heart
Author:Kamal Ravikant
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ISBN:0316312282
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:256 pages

Rebirth: A Fable of Love, Forgiveness, and Following Your Heart Reviews

  • Dawn
    Sep 30, 2016

    I love this book. Although I love Kamal's other books, this one's my favorite. I was lucky enough to read an advanced copy. "Rebirth" is a teaching fable a about a universal story--love, forgiveness, finding oneself...

    It takes place on the Camino de Santiago in Spain as the protagonist works through a personal tragedy and attempts to find meaning in his past, present, and future.

    "Rebirth" is the kind of story, writing, and characterization that made me feel it was me, and feel deeply. At the en

    I love this book. Although I love Kamal's other books, this one's my favorite. I was lucky enough to read an advanced copy. "Rebirth" is a teaching fable a about a universal story--love, forgiveness, finding oneself...

    It takes place on the Camino de Santiago in Spain as the protagonist works through a personal tragedy and attempts to find meaning in his past, present, and future.

    "Rebirth" is the kind of story, writing, and characterization that made me feel it was me, and feel deeply. At the end, I learned a little bit more about myself, as if I had walked a part of the Camino on this pilgrimage as well. Truly beautiful story.

  • Sara
    Dec 13, 2016

    This book was such a moving and at times heart wrenching tale that I found myself being forced to slow down my reading pace in order to fully savor and grasp exactly what the author was saying. The main character Amit's story of childhood abuse that led to an estrangement from his father coupled with his feelings of guilt after his father's death were so realistically portrayed and in fact mirrored many of my own feelings that I found myself being quite emotionally overwhelmed. This book was not

    This book was such a moving and at times heart wrenching tale that I found myself being forced to slow down my reading pace in order to fully savor and grasp exactly what the author was saying. The main character Amit's story of childhood abuse that led to an estrangement from his father coupled with his feelings of guilt after his father's death were so realistically portrayed and in fact mirrored many of my own feelings that I found myself being quite emotionally overwhelmed. This book was nothing short of profound in my estimation and thus deserves far more than the mere 5 stars that I am allowed to allot. It is undoubtedly a true tale of opening ones heart and allowing oneself the gift of forgiveness.

  • Alissa Nance
    Dec 14, 2016

    To be honest, this book was a disappointment. It felt like the author was constantly striving to create deep, meaningful scenes, but he rarely achieved this goal.

    It was a quick read and perhaps that's one reason why I found it to difficult to truly sympathize with the main character. For many of the characters, their sole purpose in the text was to make the main character reconsider his life and question the meaning of everything. All in all, it felt too heavy handed.

    The author also just drops

    To be honest, this book was a disappointment. It felt like the author was constantly striving to create deep, meaningful scenes, but he rarely achieved this goal.

    It was a quick read and perhaps that's one reason why I found it to difficult to truly sympathize with the main character. For many of the characters, their sole purpose in the text was to make the main character reconsider his life and question the meaning of everything. All in all, it felt too heavy handed.

    The author also just drops you right into the thick of things, which doesn't allow the reader to understand the main character. I think this book had the potential to be really good, since it's main idea is interesting. Unfortunately, the idea wasn't executed well. The characters and the storyline needed to be more fleshed out.

  • Juan Duarte
    Feb 02, 2017

    A little new-ageish for me, but quite a good read. The writing and story telling are put together very well.

  • Bill Yeadon
    Feb 12, 2017

    As I plan to spend a few weeks on the Camino de Santiago next year I have started reading various books of the pilgrims. Kamal's book is based in fact on his wandering period after the death of his estranged father. By accident, he hears about the Camino and decides he needs to walk the 800 KM path.

    I enjoyed the book but because his characters are fictional (though they may be based on fellow travelers) I couldn't really feel these were real people and real adventures.

    The current book I am liste

    As I plan to spend a few weeks on the Camino de Santiago next year I have started reading various books of the pilgrims. Kamal's book is based in fact on his wandering period after the death of his estranged father. By accident, he hears about the Camino and decides he needs to walk the 800 KM path.

    I enjoyed the book but because his characters are fictional (though they may be based on fellow travelers) I couldn't really feel these were real people and real adventures.

    The current book I am listening to is What the Psychic Told the Pilgrim: A Midlife Misadventure on Spain's Camino. While the author is about as negative as they come at least I know these are real experiences. If you have done any extended hiking you know these are not always going to be walks in the park.

  • Dave Grone
    Feb 18, 2017

    I really enjoyed the story here, even if it was a bit unbelievable. That said, this book is less about plot feasibility, & more about the message. And the message is truly inspirational. Highly recommended & an easy read.

  • Sven Gerst
    Feb 25, 2017

    It really feels bad to write such a bad review, but this book really deserves it. Attempting to carve out deep, profound insights about the meaning of life, the author ends up repeating shallow, pathetic clich├ęs that even appear cringeworthy at times. One of the worst books about the Camino. Do not bother!

  • Louise
    Feb 26, 2017

    I don't like memoirs. This book was not a memoir but it was written as if it could be. The story just did not pull the reader through until the end. In fact, by the middle I started questioning why I kept on. I think the only reason I did was because it's not a very long book. I kept hoping something would happen. It didn't. I felt as if I slogged along all 550 miles. I didn't like the main character nor did I like any of the people he met on his trek. All in all, a marginal book.

  • Ragan
    Mar 08, 2017

    I knew before I finished this book that I wanted to write a review for it, something I don't normally take the time to do on Goodreads. After giving myself some time to really absorb this book, I can say it is one of the best books I have read in a long while. There is so much wisdom and substance to this story without being overly sappy or in your face with self-help style advice. The main character is on a journey to rediscover himself after the loss of his abusive father, who he had very litt

    I knew before I finished this book that I wanted to write a review for it, something I don't normally take the time to do on Goodreads. After giving myself some time to really absorb this book, I can say it is one of the best books I have read in a long while. There is so much wisdom and substance to this story without being overly sappy or in your face with self-help style advice. The main character is on a journey to rediscover himself after the loss of his abusive father, who he had very little to do with in his adulthood. His pathway to self discovery takes the form of a pilgrimage called the Camino de Santiago across Spain. He meets people along the way that help him to let go of the guilt he feels for cutting out his father while also forgiving his father for his abusive nature. This is such a heartwarming story, but more than that, it has lot to teach about human nature, forgiveness, and the importance of loving ones self as well as others.

    It is probably because I reread it recently, but I couldn't help but draw some comparisons between this book and Elizabeth Gilbert's "Eat, Pray, Love". They both have a similar story to tell with a similar purpose in mind but I LIKED "Eat, Pray, Love", I LOVED "Rebirth".

  • Katie Miller
    Mar 07, 2017

    I picked up this book because the title caught my attention. What I didn't realize was it's about the Camino de Santiago, which my mom and I have talked about doing for years. I really appreciate that even thought it's a work of fiction, it can be read as a non-fiction. It's filled with lessons, deep thoughts and many lines that I wrote down for future reference. Kamal simplified his journey on the Camino de Santiago to focus on the conversations and moments, verse the actual walk itself. I felt

    I picked up this book because the title caught my attention. What I didn't realize was it's about the Camino de Santiago, which my mom and I have talked about doing for years. I really appreciate that even thought it's a work of fiction, it can be read as a non-fiction. It's filled with lessons, deep thoughts and many lines that I wrote down for future reference. Kamal simplified his journey on the Camino de Santiago to focus on the conversations and moments, verse the actual walk itself. I felt close to the journey and related in so many ways. It really inspired me to look at my life differently, especially when he says "instead of asking 'why,' ask yourself 'now what?'" I've shared this with several of my friends and we've gotten into many thought-provoking conversations. This is a great read for anyone who has adventure in their soul, forgiveness they want to find or a question about self they are looking to answer.