BOOK CLUB: Journey – A Journal of Discovery

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Years ago, a close friend bought me a copy of The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, and said to me it was life changing. I read it, and loved it, and since then have read more of his books.

When I heard that there was a guided journal by Paulo Coelho, I was thrilled. The first thing you notice about this journal is its presentation – it is so beautiful. The journal includes 45 questions to support you in finding your path in life, with questions about your destiny, what you want to be known for, love, friendship, forgiveness, and many other themes.

It’s ideal for those not sure how to journal, or perhaps people who regularly journal, but want some inspiration. It’s also useful for conversation starters with a loved one, or just ideas to reflect upon.

Journey would certainly make a beautiful gift for someone, but I’d encourage you to buy two, because no doubt you’d want one for yourself, too! There is plenty of space to journal your answers, thought provoking quotes from his books, and an introduction.

Thanks to Beauty and Lace and Pan Macmillan for a copy of Journey in exchange for an honest review.

A selection of our members have been reading Journey. You can read their reviews in the comments section below, or add your own!

ISBN: 9781529051582 / Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia

9 thoughts on “BOOK CLUB: Journey – A Journal of Discovery

  1. Journey – A journal of discovery is beautifully presented, has many inspirational quotes, writings and thought provoking snippets for the writer.

    Whilst it is lovely, I dont think this is for me. It would make an ideal gift to someone who would like to sit down and contemplate their life, write down their inner thoughts and even that someone that may need that bit of help to get started on the journey of writing a journal. I dont think I am that patient. Maybe I should be.

    But I thank you for bring this to my attention to bring awarness to Paulo Coehlo and his writings, I think I may get more from his other books.

  2. With inspirational quotes and questions to really think about, A Journey of Discovery by Paulo Coelho is excellent for those wishing to embark on a journey of self-discovery.

    The book guides you to analyse what is important to you and to steer your life towards the direction best suited to you. Self-reflection is an important step in this process, and A Journal of Discovery certainly helps guide you in this direction.

    Beautifully presented, A Journey of Discovery by Paulo Coelho would make a lovely gift for someone special.

    Thank you Beauty and Lace for the opportunity to review this book.

  3. Thanks to Pan McMillan and Beauty and Lace for the opportunity to read Journey – A Journal of Discovery by Paulo Coelho

    First can I say this is a BEAUTIFUL book. Gorgeous hard cover presentation, picked out with gold and the layout, fonts and colours inside is also beautiful. So beautiful I hardly wanted to write in it and start my journey!

    The book takes you through the process of journalling and asks many pertinent questions on what the reader is looking for in their life. I had to really think about the questions and my answers. It is an insightful experience and it changes the way you think about things. To complete all the book will take some time and I am still working through it, but I am not in a hurry! I am enjoying the process and questions and I’m finding it calming and interesting.

    Journey – A Journal of Discovery is not for everyone, but for the person looking to learn about journaling or who has questions about their life, this is a fantastic tool to review and (hopefully) reset.

    Thanks again

  4. Thank you @beautyandlacemag and @panmacmillion publishing for supplying this month’s book, Journey, by Paulo Coelho.

    The book is spot on with the front cover citing that it is a “A Journal of Discovery”.

    It is filled with questions and spaces to answer in written words, responses that resonate with you at the time of writing. It notes that “everybody has a good story to tell” and humans love to share experiences with one another.

    You’ll need to be in a good, relaxed, and curious head space to write in this journal, and will perhaps take quite some time to complete. You don’t have to do it in order, page by page, it still works if you sporadically choose a page and answer that question (that may be just what you need on that day).

    This is the second book of its kind I’ve engaged with, and this one really works to …

    Follow your dreams and live your destiny

  5. Thank you to Beauty and Lace and Pan McMillan for this beautiful book to review.

    My initial reaction to opening this book was thinking how beautiful the cover is and then when I opened the pages I thought there is no way I can write in this journal!!

    The journal prompts help bring awareness to your journey and it shines a light on your path – past, present and future.

    Within the pages there are thought provoking quotes that relate to the journal prompts.

    I think this is a lovely book and it will help anybody looking to review their life and to bring awareness to where they would like their life to lead. It would make a great gift.

  6. Thank you Beauty and Lace for this book reading and experiencing opportunity.
    The book arrived and I was excited to see a very beautiful cover and intriguing book.

    Inside the book, you go through a journey at your own pace of identifying your thoughts and writing down how you feel and why. It is a book that you spend some time giving thought to your feelings, your appreciations and hopefully it takes you on a journey of discovery.

    I think it does take some time to really enjoy this book and reap the benefits. There were days when I didn’t want to write anything or didn’t have the time. That is perfectly fine because you go at your own pace and relax and spend time to indulge in some “me” time for yourself.

    It is a good book for anyone who would enjoy a chance to spend some time doing some self thoughts and self discovery. Enjoy.

  7. When I saw this book available, I knew my husband would really appreciate this, he journals most days and I knew he would get a lot of insight from this beautiful book, so I asked him if he would review this book for me.
    Here are his thoughts ….

    This review is for Paulo Coelho’s new book; “Journal – A Journal of Discovery”. This is a beautiful journal, sprinkled with motivational Paulo Coelho quotes and designed to guide you through a journey of self-discovery.

    The first thing you notice is how well presented the book is. It is so nice you almost feel bad about writing in it! I also liked the dimensions of the book, as it’s easy to open right up and write on the pages. There is nothing worse than a hard cover, solid spin journal that you can’t open properly to write on.

    This is not just an ordinary journal, where you simply add your daily thoughts and ideas – it really is so much more. The whole idea is to take you on a journey of discovery, hence the sub-title “A Journal of Discovery”. You are presented with a series of questions that are meant to prompt and provoke your deeper thoughts, to gain a better understanding of where you are in life, and importantly where you want to be.

    The first question is “What do you want most in life?”, immediately has you reflecting on what you actually want in your life. The quote on the opposite page is very telling being “When you want something all the universe conspires to help you to achieve it”. This really sets the tone for the journal which is what do you really want, and how will you shape your future.

    Some other leading questions I liked were;
    What experiences have made you feel most alive?
    What are you ready to say “yes” to in life?

    There is even a section suggesting you write your life story as if it was a fairy tale. It has you drawing upon certain elements of the past to help reinforce your thinking, and provide proof that you have already been manifesting elements of your life.

    This is not a journal that you can complete quickly. To get the most from it, each question will require reflection and contemplation. If you are a fan of Paulo Coelho’s work, and are looking for a journal with a difference, then you should check out this journal of discovery.

  8. The Journey is a guided journal from one of the most influential authors of our time, Paulo Coelho, and is such a beautiful piece to hold in your hands.

    “Follow your dreams and live your destiny”

     The journal looks and feels calm and it assists the user in reflecting and journaling by asking thought-provoking questions. , It is full of quotes from his various published works, interviews, speeches, and posts. It offers insight into your life’s journey.

    “You must get as much as you can from any journey because in the end the journey is all you have.  So why not live?”

    Thank you to Beauty and Lace and Pan Macmillan for giving me this opportunity to use and review.

  9. Such a beautiful book! It was scary to use the first time! Many thought provoking quotes and journal topics. Some are really quite difficult to answer unless you are in the right headspace. It really requires the reader/writter to practise mindfulness.

    A beautiful gift for someone who loves to reflect deeply and journal. Lovely beside book too!

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