Saturday, June 22, 2013

The Ultimate Gift

Though I love to read and read many books, I tend to recommend only those books that stand out to me as exceptional.   
A book that makes you think, one you read and it stays with you,  one that has the power to impact and change your  life -- those are  marks of an exceptional book.  
  I read one such a book yesterday that I wish you would read.   
It is not just good on a personal level but is one that you would want to share with your family. 
It could be a great teaching tool for your children/grandchildren.   

The book is entitled,
 "The Ultimate Gift" 
the author, Jim Stovall 

The book is what I call a teaching novel,  one that entertains as it inspires.   The plot is a simple one, but serves as the backdrop for the impartation of  wisdom.    
The story begins with a lawyer being advised of the death of a client who was also a dear friend.  
Red Stevens put a great deal of thought into his will and how his family would inherit his amassed wealth. 
His family, accustomed to living coddled in the lap of luxury have become greedy and self centred with a prevailing  attitude of entitlement. 

Out of  all his family members, there was only one - a great nephew - who had the spark that Red Stevens recognized as something that could save the young man from personal ruin  if it was just fanned into flame.  But how could he do that when his time on earth was almost over.  
Very creatively,   he devised a plan and called it The Ultimate Gift.   Jason, the nephew, would not be given his inheritance until and unless he fulfilled the conditions dictated by his uncle. 

I am never a plot spoiler ... smile...  so if you want to know what the gift was and if Jason fulfilled the conditions... and you want to know how this book will impact you,  you'll just have to read it yourself. 

If you have an e-reader,  its easy -  the book is offered on Amazon Kindle  for $2.47.  
Otherwise it can be ordered online or purchased from your nearest book store.    

If you have already read it ,  or when you do, I would love to hear what you think of it. 



Kathy said...

Julie, i have no books on the go right now. This may be one for me to consider.

Judy ~ My Front Porch said...

I love book recommendations! I'm buying it...for my e-reader. Thanks.

Anneliese said...

Julie, I don't want to spoil a good book, but I have seen the movie. You may just want to see it too now.