Family, Musings

The Ultimate Gift

I rarely recommend a movie–everyone’s tastes are different and there are not that many movies worth recommending. But . . .

I would like to recommend the movie, The Ultimate Gift, based on the novel by the same name written by Jim Stovall.

I don’t want to “blow the ending” but the story is about a series of gifts given as a part of an inheritance.

The gifts of work, family, love, dreams, laughter, giving (value), friends, learning, money, problems (dealing with lose), gratitude and the gift of a day.

We normally would not think of these as “gifts” but what greater gifts could we give than values?

The movie resonated with me because of my goals, part of my mission, is to leave a legacy.

Family Missions Statement
Our desire is to give God maximum glory and advance a LEGACY by
a growing and authentic walk with Him as LORD
maintaining a LOVING family life filled with LAUGHTER
developing as discerning LEARNERS
and LEADING by investing our involvements and influence in others.

And this movie provides some concepts around which to leave a legacy.

This is not a “Christian” movie.  That is, it does not speak much of faith, though the concept is present.  It doesn’t share the gospel.  And the wonderful message of grace through the cross, the greatest legacy we can leave our children, is not present.

So enjoy it and see how you can leave a legacy.



Author: Steve

I love to study the Bible and I love to engage with others in learning. I had been privileged to do this on a regular basis through church ministry and through part-time teaching at a local Bible colleges. Helping individuals learn to feed themselves through their own study of God’s Word is joy-giving to me. Influencing groups to do life and church from a biblically grounded, theologically faithful perspective is my passion.


  1. Hey Mr. Kilgore!
    I just found your blog. Thanks for recommending this movie. I´ve been wanting to rent it, but wasn´t sure about it. I shall rent it next time and let you know what I think.
    By the way, your mission statement is pretty encouraging and impressing. Glorifying to the Lord!
    God bless you!


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