The Legend of the Monk and the Merchant | Terry Felber
The first half of the book is a story that introduces twelve keys to successful living. The second half of the book is a small group study guide that walks through each of these principles, using the story as the illustration. The book makes a wonderful case that we each have our purpose and passion in life that ought to be purposed to honor and glorify God. Many men have robbed themselves of their destiny because they have allowed discouragement to rob them of their dreams. Antonio had a wonderful mentor, who was also a successful merchant, named Alessio. This first principle is about working hard at what God has entrusted to you.
This tale centers around the journey of a grandfather Antonio and his grandson Julio , with the life lessons that come about during this time. Antonio brought his grandson Julio to Rome to see the sites and to offer a good deal of wisdom. Given that it was endorsed by financial guru Dave Ramsey, the narrative centered on smart business techniques and wise advice on running from debt. There are many great stories in the Western canon of literature, and those stories that stick out in mind have a strong message underneath it all. Some pieces are more subtle than others, and as was mentioned above, this one was pretty blatantly open in its messaging.
I've got more than I can eat and I'd like to share with you.