Thursday, December 29, 2011

One Perfect Word

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.

My Thoughts:
Loved this book like I do every other book by Debbie Macomber even if it isn't her usual fiction. This book helped me to understand the woman behind her stories and to have a goal for the new year - to find 'my' word for 2012 and focus on it. I have a friend whom I greatly admire who has done this for a number of years; she calls each year's word a memorial stone. Now to find my word - I am not good about 'hearing' God so this will be a challenge but maybe in not hearing, I'll find my word for this coming year's focus.
If you are wanting to do something different this year (instead of making resolutions to lose weight or exercise more), this book will help you to put the focus on the spiritual aspect of your life.

This book was provided to me by Howard Books, a division of Simon & Schuster; I received no monetary compensation for my honest review.

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