Modeled on an ancient story telling technique, The Discovery is a unique book that intends to awaken the reader to the mystery that surrounds our lives. In many ways stories are records of two kinds of discoveries we can make. Some discoveries come to us as gifts we are given such as food, clothes, shelter, or a few words of wisdom. And sometimes they are treasures we uncover by ourselves, an insight, awareness, or a new association. This story begins with a clueless pilgrim who has not learned to be thankful for either the people or events in his life. Then, slowly, as he travels, the people he meets and places he visits teach him how to recognize, collect and appreciate his discoveries. Each chapter in this story is like a little puzzle. They help us to develop the habit ferreting out a lesson from our experiences and talks with other people. We do this by asking ourselves, what gift or treasure might be discerned? If we are wise, we hold on to what is helpful and shake the dust of anger, envy, or pride off our feet. Finally, one unexpected day, the pilgrim comes upon The Discovery that puts the whole of life in order. The pilgrim's story illustrates our challenge. If we are to live life well, we must find, hidden among many gifts and treasures, The Discovery, which provides guidance, completeness, and joy.