In the tradition of One Simple Act and God's Guest List, perennial bestselling novelist Debbie Macomber reveals in inspiring, moving stories that the simplicity of one perfect word can become profound. When Debbie took the time to intentionally focus on a single word-such as prayer, trust, or surrender-for a whole year, this act changed not only herself, but those around her.
Award-winning, perennial bestselling novelist Debbie Macomber applies the best of her fiction writing skills to true stories that illustrate the profound impact focusing on a single word—such as balance, surrender, or believe—for a whole year can bring.
In One Perfect Word, Debbie encourages readers with stories of her changed life when she took the time to intentionally focus on a single word for a whole year. Debbie shows readers how choosing a word to focus—and act—on changed not only Debbie, but those around her. In the tradition of One Simple Act and God’s Guest List, Debbie tells inspiring stories of how living just one word can change someone’s world. In a world where too many meaningless words overwhelm us, the simplicity of one perfect word becomes profound. Words like “surrender,” “believe,” and “purpose” took on new meaning for Debbie when she tried to live them out.
Read how Debbie discovered that the word she chose often foreshadowed the crisis she would face in a particular year. For example, the year she chose the word “balance,” her career moved to a whole new level. The pressures on Debbie to be speaking, promoting, and practically living on the road were overwhelming. It was her yearlong focus on that all-too-difficult word balance, and a plea from a lonely granddaughter, that helped her refine her schedule. Readers will be encouraged to find their word for themselves, and see how one perfect word can make all the difference.
Debbie Macomber, with more than 100 million copies of her books sold worldwide, is one of today's most popular authors. The #1 New York Times bestselling author is best known for her ability to create compelling characters and bring their stories to life in her books. Debbie is a regular resident on numerous bestseller lists, including the New York Times (70 times and counting), USA TODAY (currently 67 times) and Publishers Weekly (47 times). Visit her at www.DebbieMacomber.com.
In this slim volume, part memoir and part inspirational tract, megaselling romance novelist Macomber (Cedar Cove series) explores her lifelong practice of choosing a single word each year to study, meditate on, and incorporate into daily religious practice. She gives examples of some of her past words, such as prayer, desire, hope, and passion, and illustrates through past journal entries and reflection how each year of her life has adhered to its designated word. This practice has clearly been integral to Macombers spirituality, and some readers may be inspired to utilize this intriguing idea in their own lives. The book itself, however, fails to live up to the promise of the idea, constituting instead a rather bland pastiche of unremarkable journal entries and faith-promoting stories drawn from various other Christian works. Additionally, the inclusion of concrete suggestions for implementation only once every chapter is incongruous and serves to scatter the books focus, especially since many of them feel more like advertisements or inducements to buy things than genuine advice. Agent: Wendy Lawton. (Jan.) Copyright 2011 Reed Business Information.
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