This book chronicles the story of a Middle-Eastern stable boy named Hafid who wishes to be a great salesman. His boss takes him under his wing and bequeaths to him 10 scrolls of wisdom. The contents of the scrolls are contained in the book. The information contained in the scrolls is based on love, which differs it from most self-help books out there.
Surely, the first scroll talks about forming good habits and becoming their slaves, but the essence of the scrolls is love of self, neighbour, and God. This book mentions God.
Mandino's book digs deeper than simply building habits; it goes to the very core of our being and the meaning of life for us. It operates on the premise that we have the power to make our life something great or something not great. Mandino urges us to consciously choose to make our life great at each moment. We need to feed ourselves with good things and essentially "clean out" our souls by becoming obsessed with love and goodness. Likewise, we need to consciously choose starve our souls of bad things, evil, negativity, vice, and sin. You need to want to shed your old skin and become a new person in order for this book to have an effect on you. Conversion, conversion, conversion.
I give it 9.5/10