Jim is able to provide us all with a reminder and road map to creating genuine happiness and meaning. After Red Stevens dies, he sends his great nephew Jason Stevens on a year long journey of self discovery. When life is about material gifts and awards, you find that that desire to want more seems to always take over… and the emptiness continues. The ultimate gift that Jim describes is one that all of us posses yet few of us take advantage of often enough. Hamilton threaten to not give Jason his inheritence because he isn't having a good attidude. My job has ruined me.
His former girlfriend, knowing that he has regained his wealth, makes an attempt to win him back but he declines her offer. This book highlighted the ups and downs of life. While completing these tasks, he finds new friends, some new ideas, meanings of life and the Ultimate Gift from the will of his uncle. Not a dry eye in the house. This book conveys the total opp Life has many gifts to offer, however, if you do not know how to receive and use these gifts, they are useless. Jason and the guide are captured there and taken hostage by militants for several weeks, until Jason manages to ensure their escape. Jason's Uncle Red was a very self made man, but due to the way he grew up and had to learn how to survive that when he had his fami My Thoughts First finding out that your great uncle has passed, then while your sitting, watching and listening to your ungrateful, money grubbing family get their inheritance until you are the last one setting there.
But a different fate awaits young Jason, whom Stevens, his great-uncle, believes may be the last vestige of What would you do to inherit a million dollars? He lacks compassion for others, has never had to work for anything and has few if any real relationships. The premise of this story is good and moving. It should have been told from the perspective of Jason himself. Along the way, Jason befriends a dying girl Abigail Breslin and her mother Ali Hillis and learns what is really important in life. That night, Jason is seen sitting on a bench in the park, when Alexia joins him. Drew Fullers inexperience shows itself from time to time, as he plays Jason Stevens, the spoiled grandson of a deceased billionaire whose expectations from the will are put off while he is led through several tasks designed to make him a better person.
I picked this up earlier today and was so excited to start reading it. The brilliant thing is the reader receives the These monthly gifts touch on most things close to me and ReadingForYourSuccess. The book, while about teaching a young man to be a morally responsible and well-rounded person, seemed really to addre I read this at the behest of my mom who was deeply touched by it. I really loved this book I decided to read this book because I hadn't read a book from Spirituality Shelf since a long time. A movie was made of the book.
We should all be grateful for the gift Jim Stoval has given us in these 150 odd pages. My prayers are with young families trying to teach these things in a world which values idleness and rewards entitlement. Dream until your last day. They will not build up and pull your life down but instead will be diluted by a life whose core is based on the principles of love, giving and gratitude. I thought it was the best book I had ever read. Then to find out how long it will take! Don't get me wrong, I understand that all books in this genre are just long winded stories that try to teach principles.
However, working in an environment in which people are trying every day to change their lives for the better, I realize now that the change process is long and grueling. However, Jason receives the greatest gift of all the family members, The Ultimate Gift. So they did not learn how he did to survive. I also enjoyed this book because it can currently relate to my life. But a different fate awaits young Jason, whom Stevens, his great-uncle, believes may be the last vestige of hope in the family. On the chapter heading page it says - Today is the day! He is also author of The Ultimate Life and The Ultimate Journey, which have inspired another major motion picture to be released September 2013.
It was an amazing feeling as I finished each chapter. Jason must undergo and complete various tasks and tests left by Red in order to receive The Ultimate Gift. I'd recommend to those who want a li I read this book with my sister who had to read it for her English class. Unsourced material may be challenged and. Basically, the book centers around a young man whose great uncle bequeathed him a large fortune, but before he can have access to the money he has to go learn about a series of 12 gifts one every month for a year. The Ultimate Gift by Jim Stovall was one of the best books I have ever read. I have been unemployed for some time now, which is why I was in Goodwill in the first place.
It's just a great, sweet story about a great-uncle trying to correct his mistakes and help his great-nephew-- from beyond the grave. I read this at the behest of my mom who was deeply touched by it. His house and other material possessions are withdrawn from him and as a result of this his girlfriend leaves him too. The third problem is the fact that it seems very unrealistic. The gift that I received after finishing this book was that of a road map to a successful and meaningful life…meaningful describes it better than anything. It was a very powerful display of what really is important, and very consistent with what you have written.
The thing is, each lesson is so dang simple. The synopsis below may give away important plot points. This character is betrayed by a gentleman that is some what skeptical of Jason. Love is a treasure for which we can never pay. The book taught me a few of the many gifts of life and how to use these gifts throughout my life.
It's purpose is to make all of us think. The whole family leaves the reading an instant millionaire. Best scene in story: My favorite scene is when he turns away his ex-girlfriend because this is an indication that he is a changed man. Red Stevens has died, and the older members of his family receive their millions with greedy anticipation. Every one of these gifts is in our control and it is up to us to choose to make them our focus. Hamilton, and Miss Hastings watch one of Red's videos. I don't really need to read a long-winded story to get that point.