Jonathan, the main character, escapes his suburban life after a tragedy that alters his plans for the future. Paralyzed by grief, he decides to journey across the globe in an effort to realign his inner compass. He sets off with a backpack leaving behind his career, friends, family, and home. His travels begin in the dry desert of Nevada, and continue on to the pristine mountains of the Adirondacks, and then to a medieval village in Romania. In each destination Jonathan encounters one pivotal person who offers a major life lesson, and he begins to realize that each individual was placed there for a reason.
The Compass a metaphor for the journey of our lives.
In the tradition of The Alchemist, The Compass provides you with specific life lessons about authenticity, self-empowerment, and believing in your dreams. As humans we are all connected - by love, pain, and sometimes even by tragedies or events we cannot control. Each one of us travels a unique path, yet we are linked by experiences and emotions. In this connectedness, there is life.
Absolutely loved it! I watched the movie a couple years ago and liked it, but listening to it on audio was very powerful, more so then the movie, at this and, this day in my life. I highly recommend this book to everyone.
I first read this book about 5 years ago. don't remember who gave it to me of where I found but thankful it found its way to me. This story is soo strong. it really comes to life. just read it again with my wife.
Loved it. Forgiveness is the key to a free life. The author did an awesome job of bringing this to the reader.