The Ultimate Gift

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Thomas Nelson Inc, Mar 18, 2007 - Fiction - 228 pages
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Jason Stephens lives a life of wealth. A life of privilege. A life that's about to take a radical turn. Jason always had a straightforward relationship with his billionaire grandfather, Howard "Red" Stevens. He shunned him but welcomed his money. So he figured when Red died, his part of the inheritance would be a simple cash transaction that would fund his extravagant lifestyle.

Instead, for Jason to receive his inheritance, he's given an ultimatum...a series of twleve tests or "gifts" as Red calls them. If he fails at any one of them, he loses everything. If he completes them all, the ultimate gift will be his.

One of those "gifts" involves finding a friend...something Jason has never experienced before. Yet this unlikely friendship and an unexpected romance may just open his eyes to what he's been missing all along.

"You don't begin to live until you've lost everything."

 

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The Ultimate Gift is about a rich, young man, Jason, who only has ever cared about himself. After his rich grandpa, Red, dies, all Jason can think about is how much money he can gain from his grandpa’s death. Jason sees his grandpa’s lawyer, Theophilus Hamilton, about his inheritance. Hamilton had a surprise for Jason; he put a DVD in the player, and Jason’s grandpa, Red, appeared on the screen. Red proposed twelve gifts in order for Jason to get his inheritance money. Jason goes through these gifts, and meets new friends on the way.
I really enjoyed this book. It brought up good moral issues such as the importance of friends and work. The book showed that money is not everything in life. Who a person spends their time with is a big part of life, and it gives life more meaning.
 

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Contents

chapter 1
1
chapter 2
7
chapter 3
19
chapter 4
27
chapter 5
38
chapter 6
50
chapter 7
57
chapter 8
65
chapter 14
126
chapter 15
134
chapter 16
140
chapter 17
149
chapter 18
157
chapter 19
165
Reading Group Guide
171
Note from Rene Gutteridge
173

chapter 9
78
chapter 10
91
chapter 11
102
chapter 12
109
chapter 13
117
The Ultimate Gift from movie producer Rick Eldridge
175
The Ultimate Gift from movie director Michael O Sajbel
177
The 12 Gifts
181
Interview with James Garner played Red in the movie
183
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