The Soul Of A Butterfly
In this poignant, moving book, Muhammad Ali shares the beliefs he has come to live by and which he has passed on to his children. Some of the wisdom is his own; some comes from the teachings of true Islam, from his spiritual studies, and from people he has met in the course of his extraordinary life. Here, as he recalls his early days as a young warrior in Louisville, Kentucky, and his meteoric rise to fame as Heavyweight Champion of the World, a title he won three times, he tells of the many battles he won and lost, both inside and outside the ring and his conversion to Islam in the 1960s. Now, working tirelessly as a worldwide ambassador for peace, he talks of the damage caused when religion is used to tear people apart, the essential need for unity in this troubled world, and how his faith sustains him on this, the most important journey of his life - the journey to forgiveness and peace. Together with his daughter Hana, in this timely spiritual memoir Ali draws upon his rich reserve of notes, tapes and journals, and writes with compassion, warmth and, of course, humour on how we can liberate mind, body and spirit when we pursue and embrace the one essential truth - love.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - REINADECOPIAYPEGA - LibraryThing
Glad to see he has mellowed, because the way he treated Joe Frazier was beyond the pale. I am not totally convinced of everything written, but enjoyed it just the same. Read full review
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This book shows you the beauty of the greatest boxer in the heavy weight division. His humour, intelligence and his faith to Islam. A fantastic read and I loved the respect he gave to all of his ... Read full review