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Overview Through the deeply inspirational story of one extraordinary man who lived in the time of Christ --you, too, can learn to shed failure, overcome frustration and heartbreak to achieve a rich, satisfying life of peace and guidance, you can play the game of life fearlessly -- and win. Accept his precious gift of wisdom and know the true rewards of limitless personal success
Publishers Description Through the deeply inspirational story of one extraordinary man who lived in the time of Christ --you, too, can learn to shed failure, overcome frustration and heartbreak to achieve a rich, satisfying life of peace and guidance, you can play the game of life fearlessly -- and win. Accept his precious gift of wisdom and know the true rewards of limitless personal success
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.89" Width: 4.21" Height: 0.34" Weight: 0.15 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 1991
ISBN 0553278258 ISBN13 9780553278255
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More About Og Mandino
Og Mandino is one of the most widely read inspirational and self help authors in the world. Former president of Success Unlimited magazine, Mandino was the first recipient of the Napoleon Hill Gold Medal for literary achievement. Og Mandino was a member of the International Speakers Hall of Fame and honored with the Masters of Influence by the National Speakers Association. Og Mandino died in 1996, but his books continue to inspire countless thousands all over the world.
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An inspiring and enjoyable read. Mar 18, 2007
A magnificent fictional story about Zacchaeus from the Bible and how he became successful using what is called in the book as "The Commandments of Success." The commandments are the guiding principles which led Zacchaeus to financial and spiritual prosperity, in which he reveals to the masses upon being begged to do so. They are simple yet effective principles that can help lead anyone to achieve their goals, whatever they may be. As Og Mandino presents to you his commandments, he does so in a splendid and marveling way with its Biblical characters and references.
Wonderful Read Jul 22, 2006
I have read everyone of Og Mandinos Books and all I can say is that he writes with brilliance, clarity, enthusiasm, and spirit. You can never go wrong with any of his books. He points out the path to success and motivates the spirit within to achieve all that we as human beings are capable. He helped me to tap into my innate genuis and create a life of prosperity and creativity. If you havent raed his books, start now and your journey of the spirit will begin. He was a born writer and even after his passing continues to have a great influence on many people old and young. He truly lived a purposeful and divine life. Go buy all his books and enjoy the growth and enlightenment. After that Buy my Book " Your daily Walk with the Great Minds of the Past and Present". Enjoy and rememeber you are capable of great things in your life.
Interesting, but not groundbreaking Jan 8, 2003
I'm not an expert on inspirational books. I read this because I love reading and I picked it up from my wife's grandmother's book collection when she passed away. Anyway, on to the review... The story in the book is about a man named Zaccheus but is told from the perspective of his friend and confidant Joseph. Zaccheus is disfigured/crippled in the sense that he is extremely short because of his misshapen legs. He is also an orphan. But despite his trials in life he becomes the richest man in all of Jericho and possibly all of Israel. Joseph is kind of like his chief counselor. The story is really a facade for the rules of success that Og Mandino wants to teach you. Near the end of the story - it took me about 30 minutes to read the entire book - the 10 rules to success (only 9 are listed initially but the 10th appears soon thereafter) are presented as entire chapters. The rules aren't really all that much to shout about, but I guess it could help some people so, here they are (simplified for you by me): 1. Work hard. 2. Be patient. 3. Set goals. 4. Plan on hard times. 5. Don't let the hard times get you down. 6. Dreams are worthless unless realized. 7. Don't ruminate about the past. 8. Simplify your life (not really sure what he means by this one). 9. Live like today is your last day on earth. 10. Be yourself.
Seems like common sense to me, but that's just me. Suggestions... If you like stories, look for a good novel and not something by Og Mandino. If you want self help or inspirational, I guess the format makes it more enjoyable than something by Stephen Covey but I would still recommend Dale Carnegie's books for usefulness and entertainment value.
Not his best Jan 23, 2001
Even though this book is great by anyone's standards, it is not Og Mandino's best. It is very similar to "The Greatest Salesman in the World" (also by Mandino) but it somehow does not live up to the eternal masterpiece. The story itself is as striking as "Salesman" but the 10 principles are rather lethargically added to the end and do not carry the power of the ones in "Salesman". If you already own "Salesman" this is a worthwhile investment for sure, if not get "The Greatest Salesman in the World" instead. Whichever one you choose it will change your life that I can guarantee.
Ps. Anyone else notice Anthony Robins copies Mandino's principles exactly and makes it more detailed?
Exceptional. It should be required reading in middle school Dec 9, 1998
This book was recommended to me by a friend. I picked it up, read it and shared it with another friend. I immediately went to the bookstore to purchase several other books written by Mandino. Easy, concise and motivational. Those are the three words I used to describe the book when I loaned it out. This was 3 weeks ago. Since that time several people have purchased some of his books via this site (unfortunately for me I discovered this site.com after I made my purchases!!) as well as at different bookstores. I will recommend this book to all of the young people I know. As a matter of a fact I may purchase duplicate copies and distribute them myself. I believe that this author can make tremendous differences in the lives of all people, particularily those young people that are confused, lost and feeling unimportant!! Thanks to Mandino for great literature!!