Whether you have a passion for the classics or enjoy a breezy beach read, Book Club has something for you! Book Club participants choose a variety of genres including love stories, mysteries, memoirs and even economic advice. Come enjoy some great conversation!
Read of the Month
The Ultimate Gift by Jim Stovall
Tuesday, December 17th, at 7 pm
Hosted by Lauren D.
The Ultimate Gift, written by Jim
Stovall, is a story of Red Stevens, an accomplished man, who learned
too late that giving material things is more like taking than giving. He
learned too late for all except his nephew Jason.
The Ultimate Gift takes the reader through Jason’s incredible work to gain his Uncle Red’s inheritance, “the ultimate gift.”
Every step of the way there is a lesson for Jason and the reader. Things such as values, hard work, the appreciation for money, and the love of giving are taught to Jason. Uncle Red hits a homerun when he teaches Jason the most important lesson of all:
“Red paused (in the video) for another brief moment, cleared his throat, and began again. ‘ 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, 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 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 I wasn’t there, I gave them all material things. In doing so, I robbed them of everything that made my life wonderful.”
The Ultimate Gift will entertain, teach and touch you as you read about Jason’s journey to receive his inheritance, the ultimate gift!
Taken from the Barnes and Noble website
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