Book of the Week – Illusions by Richard Bach

Written by Dragana Ivanovska


Posted on September 19 2018

Hello everyone!

How are you today? Are you hungry for some new magical book recommendations? Fear, not fellow bookworms! Because we have found just the book you were looking for – Illusions – The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah by Richard Bach. The name sounds familiar, right? That is because Richard Bach also wrote Johnathan Livingston Seagull. And now, with Illusions The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah, Bach has outdone himself. If you are looking for some much-needed guidance about life and you are in search of the truth, then you have found the right book!

In Illusions, the story revolves around a pilot and a traveling mechanic. Yes, we know it doesn’t sound like much, but in reality, the adventures they undertake raise questions about life and spirituality in general. In a way, through these adventures, Bach shows us that everyone can be a messiah, know the truth and teach it, even a wandering time-traveling mechanic and a pilot that didn’t have much faith. He writes in a simple, humorous tone but always makes striking points that hit a little deeper than you thought.

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.

Richard Bach, Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah

And in the end, he unveils all the Illusions we have made as fellow human beings, about the world, about our limits and possibilities. With each sentence, he doesn’t make points on his own, but rather raises questions for you to give an answer to, thus finding your own truth in life. By doing so, Bach helps you to shatter the Illusions you have created and to learn what the true meaning of life is.

You're never given a dream without also being given the power to make it true.

Richard Bach, Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah

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