The Spellbinder's Gift
Baker & Taylor
Happily retiring with his wife when a series of misfortunes causes him to lose his star motivational speakers, agent Bart Manning finds himself drawn back into work by the dynamic and transforming message of a special young man
Blackwell North Amer
Og Mandino is a treasure among authors, a writer who infuses human relationships with the energy of the divine, the light of the miraculous. Now, with great tenderness, Og Mandino tells the story of Bart and Mary Manning and their never-to-be-forgotten friend Patrick, a little girl named Kathy, and a very special teddy bear.
In his long and successful career as an agent to many of the most famous and dynamic motivational speakers in the world, Bart Manning had no peer. But when a series of misfortunes silenced the voices of his star clients, he happily retired. He'd had his last innings, and with his lovely wife, Mary, was enjoying his newfound freedom.
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....
Happily retiring with his wife when a series of misfortunes causes him to lose his star motivational speakers, agent Bart Manning finds himself drawn back into work by the dynamic and transforming message of a special young man.
New York : Fawcett Columbine, 1995.
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197 p. ; 22 cm.