Item description for The Ultimate Life (The Ultimate) by Jim Stovall...
Overview A profound follow-up to the best-selling The Ultimalte Gift. Jason must now fend off his greedy family as they try to take his billions away.
A profound follow-up to the bestselling book and major motion picture, The Ultimate Gift. When Jason Stevens found out he had to jump through hoops to maybe get an unnamed inheritance from his billionaire grandfather, he was not amused. By the time he'd finished learning the lessons he'd become a different man. Ready to tackle the duties of running a multi-billion dollar trust, he is once again derailed, this time by his pugnacious family. Not content with their cattle ranches and oil fields, his aunts, uncles, and even his parents are determined to see every last dime entrusted to their own self-serving pockets.
With none of the reluctance he initially showed for the Gift, he eagerly accepts the challenge and pushes himself to prove not only to his family and the court but also to the world, that with determination and the simple tenets of the Gift, anyone can lead The Ultimate Life.
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Studio: David C. Cook Distribution
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.54" Width: 6.04" Height: 0.77" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2007
Publisher David C. Cook
Series The Ultimate
ISBN 1434799905 ISBN13 9781434799906
Availability 0 units.
More About Jim Stovall
Jim Stovall has enjoyed success as an author, athlete, investment broker, and entrepreneur while dealing with the challenge of blindness. During his remarkable life, Jim has been a national champion Olympic weightlifter, as well as the author of 26 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 co-founder and president of the Emmy Award-winning 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.
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Reviews - What do customers think about The Ultimate Life?
Life-changing book Mar 9, 2009
If you are needing a lift in life, this is the book to read. You'll seldom want to feel sorry for yourself after reading the life-changing story of this character.
If you read The Ultimate Gift...you've already read this one, too! Oct 27, 2008
If you read The Ultimate Gift, don't waste your time reading The Ultimate Life. I hate to start a review with a negative statement like that, but The Ultimate Life was such a disappointment after reading the first book (and watching the movie). Stovall knew he had a good thing in The Ultimate Gift, so he went back and tried to dip the proverbial bucket in the well - this time it came up dry. Oh, and by the way, this isn't a sequel to the first BOOK...it's a sequel to the movie, so if you read The Ultimate Gift but didn't see the movie, Stovall has changed some characters in this book to correlate to the movie.
In The Ultimate Life, young Jason Stevens is now on trial with his family suing for the billions that Red Stevens bequeathed to young Jason through his will in The Ultimate Gift. The various trials that Jason had to endure to learn life's most valuable lessons, he now has to reiterate and rehash to demonstrate that he, indeed, learned those lessons to the satisfaction of Judge Davis. The story is told through the eyes of Judge Davis and the attempt is made to add suspense and intrigue into the most obvious, least surprising story ever written. Young Jason wins the case, keeps the money, makes a magnanimous gesture to his "family" so they are able to keep their millions and gets married to his wonderful fiancé Alexia (again, from the movie, not the first book) and rides off into the sunset - okay, they don't ride off into the sunset - I guess that was the only thing too cheesy for Stovall in this book.
The Ultimate LIfe Aug 14, 2008
Excellent. Could hardly put it down and had to read straight through. Very well written.
we should all be this good Jun 7, 2008
A movie that may teach all the things your parents tried to but couldn't quite put in words. Seeing this movie will lift your spirits and make you want to be a better person. There is hope for the world if we all try harder to be kind and thoughtful. I don't know if I can pull it off but I am trying. While you are watching the movie you don't even feel like you are being taught anything new. Kinda sneeky!
Great Read Mar 11, 2008
I watched the movie The Ultimate Gift and thought it was a really great story. A story that I could learn a lot from. This book take up where the movie left off and reveals the dynamics in different types of families.
This is one of the best books I've ever read. It holds a persons interest right from the beginning. It has its serious moments, yet there is plenty of humor.
The characters were very life-like. I especially liked Jason, the main character, who took months and a lot of thought to prove himself. Judge Stanford A. Davis was a judge we would all like to have in our court system; he was a man who cared.
The ending was a little different than I thought it would be, I'm glad it wasn't predictable. A great read!