Monday, May 01, 2006

The Traveler's Gift

This book is written in the same style as The Five People You Meet and similar to It's A Wonderful Life. A man meets seven famous people from history who shares words of wisdom with him.

I didn't really like this book. It is billed as a self-help story. Problem is there isn't much story and a lot of positive repetition (almost like self-hypnosis). An interesting story would be the application of the principles. That type journey by the main character would have really grabbed me. Sure, it is easy to sit at the feet of Abe Lincoln and learn from him. The real story is applying what you learn. The author leaves you hanging at the end of the story with the main character waking up from his coma and deciding to live the principles.

This was a quick read, especially since I skipped most of the letters. I think I learned more from reading the Bible.

Book Rating: 2 stars for effort.

BTW, this book received higher ratings from other readers at Amazon. Click on the link to read more opinions.

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