I just wrapped up another great summer read! Life’s Greatest Lesson by Allen R. Hunt is about encountering happiness in our lives through the acronym L.E.G.S. After finishing this book, I feel more complete as a person and have a totally different perspective on how I should be utilizing and viewing money.
Simply put, God gives us each special talents to use in this world – singing, leading, managing, public speaking, entertaining, etc. When we actively use our God-given skills at work, any money that is given to us is really the Lord’s. We should be generous with our money. Matthew 6:24 states”No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.” This story really captures the message of giving.
To give a little background on the plot, a young boy is deeply saddened by the death of his grandmother. Right before she left the world, she gave her grandson Christopher her “L.E.G.S.” bracelet. As you move along the chapters, Christopher discovers through his grandfather’s stories why Grandma Lavish was so beloved by all people as well as the meaning behind that special bracelet. It’s truly a heartfelt, make-you-feel-happy-kind-of book. I was able to read it in a matter of days. L.E.G.S. (in case you are dying to know) stands for the following:
- Love all you can.
- Earn all you can.
- Give all you can.
- Save all you can.
If you want to be inspired, I would definitely check this book out!