Every life requires a spiritual foundation.
"Grandfather, you left this..." Julio lifted the leather-bound journal and stepped toward the old man.
"It is yours now," said Antonio, with a gleam in his eye. "I've lived my life according to the twelve principles recorded in it. And if you will apply its principles as I did, your success will be greater than you could ever imagine."
Be a minister in the marketplace.
Terry Felber has written a parable that will transform your life and your business. Many years ago, this ago book helped Dave Ramsey rediscover the marketplace as a mission field--and merchants as ministers. Now let it open your eyes to the opportunities for service and leadership all around you.
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The Legend of the Monk and the Merchant will change the way you see yourself, your job, and your purpose.
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Terry Felber speaks regularly to business groups of 15,000 people. Felber has been on the International Board of Advisors for Amway Corporation.
Dave Ramsey is Americas trusted voice on money and business. His four New York Times best-selling books Financial Peace , More Than Enough , The Total Money Makeover and EntreLeadership have sold more than 7 million copies combined. The Dave Ramsey Show is heard by more than 6 million listeners each week on more than 500 radio stations and iHeartRadio.
With many similar parables Jesus spoke the word to them, as much as they could understand- Mark 4:33. Jesus used parables throughout his ministry and Terry Felbers book The Legend of The Monk and The Merchant shows that parables can still teach lessons today. In Legend, wealthy businessman Antonio shares the twelve principles of his success.
The story centers around the twelve principles and has example from Antonios life to illustrate each. The principles stress the importance of perseverance and responsible handling of money.
As Antonio shares his life story with his grandson Julio the reader learns how Antonio went from being the foster son of a monk to one of the most influential merchants in Italy. Principle one work hard and God will proper you is illustrated by Antonios invention of Venices trade currency, which is the source of his fortune My favorite part of the book was the surprise ending that tells what Antonio did with his money.
Despite the good message the book has a few problems. The characters are very underdeveloped and the Renaissance Italy setting clashes with the modern concepts and speech.
I believe this book would be enjoyed most by those who view it as a pleasant way to learn business principles, rather than by those who read for entertainment. Though its not Pilgrims Progress, The Legend of The Monk and The Merchant is worthy to stand with such great business parables as Who Moved My Cheese? and The Go-getter. Amy Stoller, Christian Book Previews.com
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