Item description for The Ultimate Gift [With Headphones] by Jim Stovall & Tom Bosley...
The Ultimate Gift's message is bigger than a book, series of books, movies or series of movies. Imagine, without a major publisher, any retail presence or proactive marketing campaign, The Ultimate Gifthas sold more than three million copies and has been translated into more that 15 languages throughout the world. The word-of-mouth, viral acceptance of The Ultimate Gifthas transformed the message into mantra.
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Running Time: 150.00 minutes
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.78" Width: 4.86" Height: 1.14" Weight: 0.36 lbs.
Release Date Oct 30, 2006
ISBN 1598955373 ISBN13 9781598955378
Availability 0 units.
More About Jim Stovall & Tom Bosley
Jim Stovall has enjoyed success as an author, athlete, investment broker, and entrepreneur while dealing with the challenge of his own blindness. During his remarkable life, Jim has been a national champion and Olympic weightlifter as well as the author of several books. In addition to his personal achievements, Jim was honored as the 2000 International Humanitarian of the Year, joining Jimmy Carter, Nancy Reagan, and Mother Teresa as a recipient of this prestigious award. As cofounder and president of the Narrative Television Network (NTN), Jim has also helped make movies and television accessible for America s 13 million blind and visually impaired people and their families. Jim developed The Ultimate Gift Institute, which allows participants the opportunity to mirror Jason Stevens experiences in The Ultimate Gift, a book with over 3 million copies in print, and the inspiration for the major motion picture starring James Garner and Oscar-nominated Abigail Breslin."
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Reviews - What do customers think about The Ultimate Gift: Library Edition?
The Ultimate Gift Jul 27, 2008
Easy to read, entertaining book. However, this time the movie was better, which is usually not the case. Wish the book had been a bit more detailed, but still enjoyed it.
Inspirational Message without the Preaching Jul 2, 2008
I'm not a major fan of motivational books as many seem to be too preachy or give you the same message you could find in 50 other books. The Ultimate Gift is a touching story without the preaching. I read this book in the matter of 2 hours and was not disappointed.
As the story progressed, you know that in the end there is a life lesson and the main character goes through a profound change. But I found myself wanting to know the next gift and the next until the ultimate gift.
I didn't walk away feeling like my life completely changed by reading this book. But after reading the chapters on the Gift of Gratitude and the Gift of Giving, it did inspire me to make some changes in my daily life.
a must read for all ages May 22, 2008
The book, The Ultimate Gift, is a must read for all ages. This book inspires us to continue living our lives and discovering great things in store for us.
I, too, have watched the movie. Some settings have been changed to suffice with the almost 2-hour movie run. Nevertheless, the thought that was inside the book were just similar that you can easily associate some of the real things that are happening.
Either reading the book or watching the movie will provide the wisdom even the contented man on earth could ever have.
The Me Life May 22, 2008
This book is one of the best books I have ever read. This book teaches others that life isnt all about what I can get from you. This book teaches Happiness comes from Helping others . That is pure satisfaction in life. I recommend this book to all genders and ages. Wanda Jennings
Makes A Nice Gift! Apr 15, 2008
This is an uncompicated simply written book with an unbelievable depth. It is not very long but it is packaged very nice. Predominately for a younger person. It would make a fantastic graduation gift. Bernice Knouse
Nov 30, 1999
Red Stevens was a self-made man who gave his family everything-and ruined them in the process. Now, as his estate of oil companies and cattle ranches is divided among greedy and self-serving relatives, one member is singled out for something special: Red's great-nephew, Jason. In a darkened room, isolated from the rest of his family, Jason is confronted by the image of his deceased great uncle on a video monitor.
"Jason, I lived my life in a big way. I had a lot of big accomplishments, and I made a lot of big mistakes. One of the biggest mistakes I ever made was when I gave everyone in our family everything that they thought they ever wanted. It took me many years to figure out that everything we'll ever do or know or have in this life is a gift from the good Lord. He has a special plan for each of us, and he has provided everything we need to fulfill that plan. I spent many years trying to achieve happiness or buy it for friends and family. Only as an old man did I come to learn that all happiness comes from the gifts that God has given us. Unfortunately, the money and possessions I spread around didn't help people to understand the gifts that have been provided for us. In trying to make up for all the times that I wasn't there, I gave them all material things. In doing so, I robbed them of everything that made my life wonderful.
"You may be the last vestige of hope in our family. Although your life to date seems to be a sorry excuse for anything that I would call promising, there does seem to be some spark of something in you I am hoping we can capture and fan into a flame..."
...So begins a twelve month quest for purpose and meaning in an empty life, as Jason attempts to complete the tasks required to receive Red Stevens' greatest bequest.