The Ultimate Gift is a American drama film directed by Michael O. Sajbel from a screenplay written by Cheryl McKay, which is based on the best selling novel by Jim Stovall, who cameos in the. Title: The Ultimate Gift (The Ultimate Series #1) Author(s): Jim Stovall ISBN: 1- / (USA edition) Publisher: David C. Cook. Red Stevens owned everything a man could ask for, and he generously supported his entire extended family, asking nothing in return. Near the end of his life.

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Sep 19, Eva rated it it was ok Shelves: This is the story of Red Stevens, a self made man who realized, almost too late, the terrible mistake he had made. By listening to older people and guft our eyes to the world, we can learn so much, and realize that we, young people especially, truly do not know everything.

The Ultimate Gift (The Ultimate Series #1): Jim Stovall: : Books

Stovall No preview available – If anyone read it and loved it as I know many people have and doI know you’ll be quick to dismiss me as being sad and cold-hearted, but after much reflection I’ve decided that is not sfovall case.

He thanks her for the help that she and her daughter gave him. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. It touches my heart and soul deeply, profoundly, and permanently, and will yours too.

This is much the case with the main character, Jason, in gif Ultimate Gift. The fourth problem was that tensions were never truly high. There is almost no character development, no real description of what the young man goes through and how it changes him.


That being said, I still think this book is worth reading.

This character is betrayed by a gentleman that is some what skeptical of Jason. The one required ingredient in every part of life.

Jason was angry, but then each month his perspective would have totally changed. The only problem I had with the book was that it was too short. In this case the story is of a millionaire who dies and makes a spoiled nephew go through a series of monthly tests in order to receive his inheritance.

If he fails at any point, he will not receive the “ultimate gift” at the end of 12 months. Don’t get me wrong, I understand that all books in this genre are just long winded stories that try to teach principles.

The third problem is the fact that it seems very unrealistic. There are 12 gifts presented and all 12 are necessary for a truly fulfilled life! There are a lot of quotable quotes in the story. We should all be grateful for the gift Jim Stoval has given us in these odd page This book has the perfect title. At the end, I found that the story didn’t pack a punch because it was trying far too hard. I do believe that this is the one instance that the movie is better than the book though.

I believe strongly in the importance of each lesson and I want to learn them more deeply myself and teach my children these important truths for life happiness. In other projects Wikiquote. The Gift of Money Page.


On top of that, he is grateful for nothing. The Ultimate Double Feature: The Ultimate Gift by Jim Stovall. As a long term educator and ulyimate whose specialties are literature and writing, there is a loftier goal here.

I can’t recommend this book high enough!!!

The Ultimate Gift

This book conveys the total o Life has many gifts to offer, however, if you do not know how to receive and use these gifts, they are useless. It came at a moment for me when I needed a feel good book, when I needed thw believe that there’s still redeeming qualities in humankind.

Not a Fan Movie: It will center any one who can be centered. But a different fate awaits young Jason, whom Stevens, his great-uncle, believes may be the last vestige of hope in the family.

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I see this as a thought provoking book for an entitlement generation of parents to use as a guideline to help them find a way to guide their en The concept of the book was very simple. View all 9 comments.

Executive BooksApr 1, – Fiction – pages. Had Jason been telling the story, ultimxte would have been able to see his character develop. Nov 24, Karma Hope rated it it was ok.