Review of The Legend Of The Monk and the Merchant by Terry Felber

This book is very easy to read, pretty much in one or two sittings.  It is interesting and kept my attention the whole way through.  I enjoyed the simplicity of the tale, it got to the point quickly without too much circling around.  The theme was how every person can choose a path in life of either being a monk or a merchant and that both are equally as important and necessary.  One is devoted to God full time in ministry, the other in the marketplace to help the ones devoted full time in ministry.   A refreshing perspective on something not  addressed often within the church that should be.
The story retells a mentor relationship and the lessons learned through that relationship and the resulting success.  It shows how taking a good idea can bring you great success if you deal with it the right way.
It is a motivational/ inspirational book, however the lessons within it are not necessarily new if you have read Napoleon Hill and The Richest Man in Babylon and other such greats - and to be honest I hesitate to place this book up with them.  In saying that though, this book is very good, with some really good basic principles for success.  It has a study guide in the back - it would probably be a great book for a youth group/teenagers to read and study as a start to setting themselves up in life.

Please note: Booksneeze sent me a copy of this book for review.  This review is not influenced by anyone else, it is my own.