Spellbinder's Gift

Spellbinder's Gift

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by Og Mandino
     
 

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The miraculous story of a loving couple, their never-to-be-forgotten friend, a little girl, and a very special teddy bear....
Retired from his long, successful career as an agent to many of the most famous and dynamic motivational speakers in the world, Bart Manning was happily enjoying his newfound freedom with his lovely wife, Mary. So why, one morning, did he

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The miraculous story of a loving couple, their never-to-be-forgotten friend, a little girl, and a very special teddy bear....
Retired from his long, successful career as an agent to many of the most famous and dynamic motivational speakers in the world, Bart Manning was happily enjoying his newfound freedom with his lovely wife, Mary. So why, one morning, did he find himself headed back to the little office that he had never given up? He didn't know. But as he sat at his dusty desk, he decided to go back into business. If God had sent him there, Bart told himself, he would wait for His plan to unfold.
Then, at a crowded convention, he found his answer in the person of a handsome young man named Patrick Donne, whose deep, commanding voice spoke words of profound wisdom that electrified the audience. With the thrill of discovery, Bart recognized Donne's short speech as the best inspirational talk he had ever heard. Bart was soon caught up in the extraordinary realm that was Patrick's ordinary world, where even tragedy and sorrow became transforming experiences and remarkable things happened (.


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Library Journal
Widely acclaimed motivational speaker and writer Mandino (The Greatest Salesman in the World, 1967) teaches the power of the unlimited possibilities of God's care in this nicely crafted parable. Bart Manning, a retired inspirational speaker, learns seven simple steps, including going the extra mile and never neglecting the little things from Patrick Donne, a gifted spellbinding speaker. Though simplistic and predictable, the book will find its audience among fans of Mandino, Robert Schuller, and Norman Vincent Peale. Recommended for most libraries.
Ilene Cooper
You can't argue with success. Og Mandino's 16 inspirational books have sold more than 25 million copies in 20 languages. His latest follows the now-familiar formula: very earnest and very inspirational, with a tantalizing touch of the otherworld. Apparently, Og doesn't want to argue with success either. The story (most of Mandino's books wrap a flimsy fictional premise around the inspirational message) is narrated by Bart Manning, a successful agent for motivational speakers, who has been out of the business since all his best clients died off. Bart is bored so he heads to a motivational-speakers convention where he hopes to acquire a couple of new clients. Most of the participants don't measure up to Bart's high standards, but there is one, the winner of the convention's speaking contest, Patrick Donne, the Master of the Lectern, who stands out from the rest. Patrick is handsome, dynamic, and wise. He has a deep, commanding voice. And, as it turns out, he is able to heal people, though this isn't a fact Bart wants to spread around. Alas, Patrick's small plane crashes into the side of a mountain while it's ferrying him to his next speaking engagement. There's a silver lining, though, for both Patrick's and Og's fans: Patrick conveniently left behind a small book containing his accumulated wisdom--sort of the inspirational version of an airplane's black box. The book doesn't provide much new news--"Never allow anyone to rain on your parade"; "Separate yourself from the crowd"; "Look for the seed of good in every adversity." Oh well, aphorisms are always popular; that's why they're aphorisms.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307788337
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/05/2011
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
692,293
File size:
324 KB

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Spellbinder's Gift 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
which_is_witch More than 1 year ago
full of inpirational quotes ang words that hits you hard on the heart