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The Greatest Discovery

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  40 ratings  ·  14 reviews
'The Greatest Discovery' is a gentle, heart-warming novel about love, heartache, and miracles. Written as a fictional work based on the author’s life, it tells the story of a young married man, Chris, an expecting father who is unsure about his career choice and what his future holds. After befriending a wise and peculiar man named Lewis, Chris’s way of thinking and outloo ...more
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published January 20th 2003 by Pond Publishing
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Aug 31, 2012 rated it really liked it
I won this book from I was intrigued when I read what the book was about and was excited to receive it. The correspondence from the author Chris Sorensen was unexpected but highly appreciated. When I received the book, I was immediately immersed in the storyline. It pulled me in from the beginning. I couldn't wait to see where the story would take me. I was surprised that it made me feel the emotions that I did. Some parts made me smile, others made me sad but overall, I was amaze ...more
David Estes
Oct 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
For a free, inspiration novella, this book is pretty cool. At first I thought it was just going to be your typical run of the mill inspirational book, with a nice message at the end and perhaps a bit of sadness and emotion in the middle. Well, at first it played out like that and was definitely a rather slow moving in the early bits. But because it is a novella it moves out of that phase rather quickly and then hits the reader with a couple of twists and turns that I really didn't expect. It sti ...more
Sep 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
I received this book as a First Reads on Goodreads and was very pleasantly surprised. The book is well written, interesting and inspirational. The characters are developed and insightful and I found myself wondering -- what is going to happen next? I almost felt as if I knew these characters personally. It is an unusual story, it will make you feel happy and sad. I look forward to the sequel.
Thank you Chris Sorensen
Dec 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Like an Og Mandino story for the 21st century. :)

For me, the story held just the right blend of predictability (so I wasn't confused or frustrated) and surprise (an ending that made perfect sense, but I didn't quite see it coming).

A beautiful tale with a beautiful message. I'll be reading the sequel very soon!
Crystal Lemon
Feb 22, 2011 rated it really liked it
Wonderful quick read! The books summary doesn't give you much to go on, but it is a book worth reading.
Sep 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned, first-reads
Wonderful, inspirational book that will touch your heart!
Jun 14, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I liked this book. It really makes you think about the important discoveries we can make in life, if we choose to.
Christopher Quesada sr.
Aug 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-books

A must read think I'll read it agian!
Becky Carrell
Oct 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Thought provoking and moving. Loved it!
Mar 22, 2008 marked it as to-read
he got me started on to publish my own book.
Oct 28, 2008 rated it it was ok
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Sep 13, 2012 rated it liked it
Its a nice quick read with an interesting twist at the end.
Kathy Dickson
Jun 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great story

I read this book in a couple of hours. What a great story. It made me think of things in my life.
Apr 14, 2012 rated it liked it
Quick one night read...didn't think his discovery was that revolutionary.
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"Sorensen's writing is steady, clear, and devoid of artifice." - The Roanoke Times

“Chris Sorensen is a gifted storyteller!” - Midwest Book Review

Chris Sorensen is a native of Richmond, VA. A high school counselor by profession, his passion is stories. He also loves naps, ice cream, watching cartoons with his kids, and making a fool of himself in public (according to his wife).

MAIDEN is his first