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Vendor: David C. Cook
Publication Date: 2007
What would you do to inherit a million 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 motivational story to heart.
Jim Stovall has been a national champion Olympic weightlifter, a successful investment broker and entrepreneur. He is Co-Founder and President of the Narrative Television Network, which makes movies and television accessible for our nation's 13 million blind and visually impaired people and their families. Although originally designed for the blind and visually impaired, over 60% of NTN's nationwide audience is made up of fully-sighted people who simply enjoy the programming.
Jim Stovall hosts the Network's talk show, "NTN Showcase." His guests have included Katharine Hepburn, Jack Lemmon, Carol Channing, Steve Allen, and Eddie Albert, as well as many others. The Narrative Television Network has received an Emmy Award and an International Film and Video Award among its many industry honors.
NTN has grown to include over 1,200 cable systems and broadcast stations, reaching over 35 million homes in the United States, and NTN is shown in 11 foreign countries.
Jim Stovall joined the ranks of Walt Disney, Orson Welles, and four United States presidents when he was selected as one of the "Ten Outstanding Young Americans" by the U.S. Junior Chamber of Commerce. He has appeared on "Good Morning America" and CNN, and has been featured in Reader's Digest, TV Guide and Time magazine. He is the author of a previous book entitled You Don't Have To Be Blind To See, as well as his new book Success Secrets of Super Achievers. The President's Committee on Equal Opportunity selected Jim Stovall as the 1997 Entrepreneur of the Year.
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Mark Victor Hansen, cocreator of the #1 New York Times bestselling series Chicken Soup for the Soul
AnneMontreal, CanadaAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Very goodJuly 19, 2013AnneMontreal, CanadaAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I had seen the movie based on this book and enjoyed it. Reading the book gave me a new perspective on the story and I enjoyed it very much. Really makes a person think about their values and way they live.
Pei-mei Huang5 Stars Out Of 5September 19, 2008Pei-mei HuangYou won't regret spending your money on this book. My teenage son wanted this book for his birthday gift rather than a toy or video game. I say he made an excellent choice.
Deb Cavagnaro5 Stars Out Of 5January 1, 2008Deb CavagnaroI loved this book, gave it to my kids and niece and nephews for Christmas. I am also using it in my High School Sunday School class. I liked the book better than the movie but the movie is ok. I plan to by more for a bunch of my friends. My college aged daughter called as soon as she finished it to tell me it really made her think and to plan to do some things differently.
nora5 Stars Out Of 5December 17, 2007noraJoin Jason on his memorable yearlong quest of discovery - that will captivate the hearts of young and old alike - as he searches for his stake in THE ULTIMATE GIFT.I LOVED this book. Red Steven's Jason's uncle has many lessons for Jason to learn as he seeks the Ultimate Gift. This book will make you think and want some of these gifts for yourself and your family. They have made a movie "The Ultimate Gift" based on this book. It is really good too. They are different and really good on their own merritts.
Susan5 Stars Out Of 5December 11, 2007SusanWonderful book...I could not put it down. It will make you laugh and cry! I am giving as gifts this Christmas.