By: Richard Bach
You can read Illusions in an hour or two, but I can't think of a book of any length with more wisdom inside. The main character—a pilot and disillusioned writer—meets Donald Shimoda, a messiah who tired of his work as savior. Both living the life of poor, barnstorming pilots in the mid-west, Shimoda takes the main character under his wing, teaching him the ways of a messiah. Such a plot lets Richard Bach freely pass us simple truths and ageless wisdom to us. And it is profound.