This collection of short passages serves as a foundation and inspiration for those willing to follow the Path, fight the Good Fight and become and live as a Warrior of the Light. Coelho reminds us over and over again - whether through the books, the short passages or his collections such as this one that we fight the Good Fight for perfection and to improve ourselves and those around us - but that we are imperfect, will sometimes be defeated, and only the warrior who learns from their defeats and continues to fight follows the Path of Light
The Manual is perhaps used as a daily devotional or meditative tool. Pick a page, read it, contemplate the meaning. Chew on the morsel that Coelho has cooked up for you. In so doing, you can grow as a warrior and follow the path of light as well.