Product Description Combining courage, faith, wisdom and wonder into an inspiring tale of self-discovery, The Mount of Olives takes readers for an emotional ride through the life of a boy who's search for better becomes a discovery of something extraordinary. Michael Ivanov's masterpiece tells the story of Felix, the Roman boy who despite all opposition, yearns to gain a worldly treasure. His journey will lead him to riches far different—and far more satisfying—than he ever imagined. Felix's quest teaches us about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, of recognizing opportunity and learning the golden principles strewn along life's path, and, most importantly, to follow our dreams. Review "Whether you're a student, entrepreneur, employee, parent, or teacher, this compelling and historical parable about an Everyman who navigates to success along the path of oh-so-familiar anxiety, shame, and self-doubt, is a charming and unforgettable guidebook for better living." -Madeleine Eno Editor at InTheWritePlace.com From the Author To my precious reader... Nothing gets me more excited than when someone sets out on their own path to seek a better way to live. We all want different things but, in the end, all the same things matter to us. Never quit searching, never settle, and never stop seeking your greatest purpose. It is in the struggle of your search that your purpose will be revealed and you will find the extraordinary life. As you read, take these declarations and speak them over your own life. Be extraordinary! -Michael From the Inside Flap A tale of failure, success, wisdom, and faith. From the Back Cover "Just when it seems like the olive tree will never produce, it brings forth more fruit than can be contained." About the Author Michael was born in Soviet Russia and came to the United States at two years old with his parents and siblings as a political refugee. He grew up in the small town of Washougal, near Portland Oregon, and still calls the area his home. He continues to pursue his dream of writing and speaking in hopes of helping people discover a better way to live.