The hero of Bach's bestselling book Illusions (published by Doubleday) carried a small volume entitled THE MESSIAH'S HANDBOOK. For decades Bach fans have had one wish: to read the handbook for themselves. Here it is. This edition contains never-before-seen wisdom along with passages from many of Bach's multi-million copy selling works including Jonathan Livingston Seagull. Where did you learn all this stuff, Don? You know so much, or maybe I just think you do. No. You do know a lot. Is is all practice? Don t you get any formal training to be a Master? They give you a book to read. And here is the book. Donald Shimada, the mysterious hero of Richard Bach s bestselling book, Illusions, which is soon to be a major motion picture. Shimada seemed to carry the keys to universe with him as he barnstormed the Midwest in a Travel Air biplane. Is he a teacher or a messiah? Part of Shimada s secret was a small book, bound in what looked like suede, called Messiah s Handbook, which he carried with him and frequently quoted. Open it, he said, and whatever you need to know is here. As Bach was taught by Shimada, hold a question in your mind . . . close your eyes . . . open the handbook at random . . . pick left page or right . . . open your eyes and read the answer to your question. Here is never-before-seen wisdom, taken from many of Richard Bach s extraordinary books. The wisdom in this book is profound. As in: Here s a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: If you re alive, it isn t.