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The Legend of the Monk and the Merchant

Twelve Keys to Successful Living
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Every life requires a spiritual foundation.

"Grandfather, you left this..." Julio lifted the leather-bound journal and stepped toward the old man.

"It is yours now," said Antonio, with a gleam in his eye. "I've lived my life according to the twelve principles recorded in it. And if you will apply its principles as I did, your success will be greater than you could ever imagine."

Be a minister in the marketplace.
Terry Felber has written a parable that will transform your life and your business. Many years ago, this ago book helped Dave Ramsey rediscover the marketplace as a mission field--and merchants as ministers. Now let it open your eyes to the opportunities for service and leadership all around you.

Are you ready for a change?
The Legend of the Monk and the Merchant will change the way you see yourself, your job, and your purpose.

Now includes personal and small group study guide.
Contributor(s) Terry Felber, Dave Ramsey (Foreword)
About the Contributor(s) Terry Felber
Terry Felber speaks regularly to business groups of 15,000 people. Felber has been on the International Board of Advisors for Amway Corporation.

Dave Ramsey (Foreword)

Dave Ramsey is America’s trusted voice on money and business. His four New York Times best-selling books –Financial Peace, More Than Enough, The Total Money Makeover and EntreLeadership – have sold more than 7 million copies combined. The Dave Ramsey Show is heard by more than 6 million listeners each week on more than 500 radio stations and iHeartRadio.

ISBN-10 0849948525
ISBN-13 9780849948527
Release Date Jan 1, 2013
Weight (lbs) 0.7000
Height 8.3
Width 5.6
Length 208
Length Unit Pages
Publisher Thomas Nelson
Price $15.99
Format Hardcover
Language English

Customer Reviews

Review by Ritika
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The language is simple, the story is engrossing and the author has found a brilliant expression in this device that renders it more effective than the preachy self help category. It is also interesting how it emphasizes the importance of a partnership between the merchants (businessmen) and monks (merchant) for the ‘kingdom of God’.
The book also has scripture references and a comprehensive study guide that allows small groups and even individuals to reflect deeply on the legend and what significance and meaning each of the twelve principles hold.
It quotes popular books and authorities on business and living with an approach to help the Christians understand better how the lessons would apply to their life and its people.
Me? The legend was enough.
Terry Felber has one message coded in the middle of this book: God wants your soul to prosper. (Posted on 1/23/13)
Review by Ryan
Rating
The Legend of the Monk and the Merchant by Terry Felber is an odd kind of book for the twentyfirst century. It is an allegory. This particular allegory focuses on a child who was raised by monks but ulitmately chose to be a merchant as he passes on to his grandson the lessons he learned from his mentor and attributes to his succes. It was an interesting book that taught good (if not new) life lessons in an enjoyable way. I would reccomend it to a friend and can imagine myself having my kids read it some day.
I first heard of this book from Dave Ramsay. Ramsay was talking on his radio show about five or so books that he makes all of his staff members read within the first few months under his employ. This book was on the list, and Ramsay said great things about it. (Don't bother finding the radio broadcast, he repeats the rave things he said in the preface.) When I found out the book was available for review, I was very excited to get to read it.
The book really shines in how it uses scripture to debunk certain Christian myths about the evils of business and wealth. It is also interesting how it emphasizes the importance of a partnership between the merchants (busnessmen) and monks (ministers) for the kingdom of God. Beyond those two topics, the book reinforces principles about working hard, living within your means, and rebounding from tragedies very effectively.
There is one thing I would change in this book: The books heroes are Roman Catholics working for the advancement of the Roman Catholic church. It seemed to me that the author was not a catholic, if he was, he quoted a lot of scripture for a catholic. So why use them as the analogy? Don't get me wrong, this isn't a pro-catholic book. The catholic church was probably used because it was nescessary for the central anology of the story. But as a Baptist pastor who believes we should be trying to win people from the Catholic church, I wish another analogy was used.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com <http://BookSneeze®.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
(Posted on 12/28/12)

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