The Pearl

The Pearl

Downloadable Audiobook - 2011
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Tells the story of a poor Mexican fisherman whose dreams of wealth are both realized and shattered as the pearl comes to be a symbol of man's destiny.
Publisher: [Minneapolis, Minn.] : HighBridge Audio, 2011.
ISBN: 9781101530986
1101530987
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 sound file) : digital.
Additional Contributors: Elizondo, Hector
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jandt_mcmurray
Mar 06, 2017

"For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. And some people, craving money, have wandered from the true faith & pierced themselves with many sorrows." ~ 1 Timothy 6:10 ~

A poor mother & father seek medical help for their sick child, but finding that they had no way to pay for the help, they were turned away. Living on a hope & a prayer, they seek an item of great value to pay the doctor for his services to save the life of their child. What they find is a great pearl, one with worth that is beyond compare. Greed takes control of the man's every thought & action. Greed changes the man. Greed destroys the man. Greed leaves a great, black mark of sorrow on the man. Don't we see this in action today? We can never settle for enough, but we must give up everything in hopes to gain more. More, more, more. As is true in this story, "more" always comes with a price, sometimes a price that we would never have signed on for if we knew what it was.

Age recommendation: 10 & over

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jandt_mcmurray thinks this title is suitable for 10 years and over

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