Monday, November 28, 2011

Book Review: The Ultimate Gift by Jim Stovall

        Title: The Ultimate Gift
        Author: Jim Stovall
        Category:   Fictional
        Pub.Date: Sept.15th 2001
          (first published 1991)
        Publisher: RiverOak Publishing
        Pages:  156
        ISBN #   9780781445634
        Format: Paperback

 What would you do to inherit a billion dollars? Would you be willing to change your life? Jason Stevens is about to find out in Jim Stovall's The Ultimate Gift. Red Stevens has died, and the older members of his family receive their millions with greedy anticipation. But a different fate awaits young Jason, whom Stevens, his great-uncle, believes may be the last vestige of hope in the family. "Although to date your life seems to be a sorry excuse for anything I would call promising, there does seem to be a spark of something in you that I hope we can fan into a flame. For that reason, I am not making you an instant millionaire." What Stevens does give Jason leads to The Ultimate Gift. Young and old will take this timeless tale to heart.

My Review:

  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. Second, you are told you have to do something to get yours! Then to find out how long it will take! How would you feel or do if you were Jason Stevens?

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 family he inevitably gave everything to them. So they did not learn how he did
to survive.

The Attorney for Mr. Red Stevens is Mr. Hamilton. This character is betrayed by a gentleman that is some what skeptical of Jason. But even in his stern way comes to care about the way his very close friend has laid out the journey of learning for Jason and wants him to succeed. Miss Hastings, Mr. Hamilton's secretary plays a big part in the journey as well as all the other characters...

One of my many favorite quotes in the book is, "A journey may be long or short, but it must start at the very spot one finds oneself.

Jason goes on a year long memorable quest having to find out, not only about others or things but about himself as well. Does it change him, you really need to read this awesome novel to find out. 

I so totally recommend The Ultimate Gift. It is well worth the read.

So due to the above I am giving this book Breath of Life Rating of: 

Five Clock Rating!!!

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Ali said...

Another great review and I really want to read this book. I've seen the movie and can't wait to compare the book to the movie!

Rev. Kim Justice said...

It is a must read... getting into the 2nd one tonight..

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