Review of The Greatest Story Ever Told: Companion Journal for Intentional Living
In 1976, John Maxwell received a book called The Greatest Story Ever Told, but when he opened the book to begin reading, he discovered that all the pages were blank expect for a note from his friend. The note said, “John, your life is before you. Fill these pages with kind acts, good thoughts, and matters of your heart. Write a great story with your life.” When he read these words, they gave John the encouragement to write more intently and with greater significance. Now, he is asking his readers to do the same by providing them with a book filled with blank pages to write their own story.
My Final Thoughts
I have to admit, when I picked this book to review, I wasn’t familiar with the background on the story. I didn’t know that John was given the original book as a blank journal. When I received it in the mail imagine my own surprise. Just like the book John received from his friend, this book is also filled with blank pages (each one is lined with the title of the book at the top). John also penned a note in the front stating that this story can only be told by the reader. He asks us to fill the pages with acts of kindness, and to let our words be a record of how we are making a positive difference in the lives of others. As a writer, I must say that I absolutely love this idea. I love having a blank slate to use as motivation to record acts of kindness. What a great gift to give to someone. I love this book, and highly recommend it to others.
Book: The Greatest Story Ever Told
Author: John C. Maxwell
Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Center Street (Nov 1, 2016)
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I was given a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes. I was not asked to give a favorable review; all opinions are my own.