Manual of the Warrior of Light is an accumulation of the teachings of Paulo Coelho compiled in a single volume. This book possesses proverbs, religious texts from the Bible, texts from Tao Te Ching, words of Chuang Tzu and other texts from various sources. These contents are penned down in the manner of short philosophical lines.
This book by Coelho is written in the manner as if it is a handbook for a warrior. The warrior is used in the context of persons who pursue their dreams and appreciate life. In this handbook, the author shows different kinds of problems the warrior faces and also the solutions for those problems. The book includes paradoxes where the author describes the behavior of the warrior as a rock and then goes on to say that the behavior of the warrior is like water. Considering the interpretation of rock as stability and water as flexibility, they’re opposites in Taoism.