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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Magnificent Obsession - Summer 2010 - Genre: Inspirational

Genre #14 - Inspirational
Magnificent Obsession by Lloyd Douglas
read 7/18/10 - 7/22/10

This was a pleasant book about sacrificing of yourself and doing good for others. The characters in the book take the principle of Matthew 6:3 ("But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing") and use it as a formula for life (even turning it in to its own religion--a bit creepy). There is also a fun little love story woven in. The woman keeps avoiding the man, but he keeps pursuing. All in all, despite the odd religiousness of the book, Magnificent Obsession is a very pleasant, heartwarming book.

This book was part of my 2010 summer reading program.

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