Another book that Dan Bylsma recommended was The Greatest Miracle In The World by Og Mandino. It appears to be a much beloved book passed from one person to the next, and after reading it I can see why. It is definitely worth a read, especially if you are feeling discouraged, losing hope, or in need of some motivation, but the main message is (spoiler alert) that you are the greatest miracle in the world. You are one of a kind, the rarest of the rare.
The story is of an old man, a ragpicker, who believes that it is his job to spread ‘The God Memorandum’, a letter from God to you. He has written it himself after reading hundreds of books that he believes have been inspired by God, and his goal is to help other people perform the greatest miracle in their own lives, to resurrect themselves from a living death.
You are more than a human being, you are a human becoming.
You are capable of great wonders. Your potential is unlimited. Who else, among my creatures, has mastered fire? Who else, among my creatures, has conquered gravity, has pierced the heavens, has conquered disease and pestilence and drought?
Never demean yourself again!
Never settle for the crumbs of life!
Never hide your talents, from this day hence!
Og Mandino shares the story of his encounter with this man and of the promise he made to share this ‘secret’. It’s the kind of book that you will pick up and read over again when you need a spark of hope and some tears of joy, knowing that nothing can take away from God’s love for you and his promise for your future
You are my greatest miracle.
You are the greatest miracle in the world.
Game Plan: Read The Greatest Miracle in the World and pass it on!