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Author: Debbie Macomber Narrator: Beth Devries Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2010 ISBN: 9781442338036
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Who is on God’s “guest list” for your life . . . and why? The answers may surprise you.

Through touching true stories and inspiring insight Debbie Macomber takes readers on a journey to discover the shaping influence others have on us and the power we have to shape and influence those whose paths cross ours.

Each of us have “influencers” that have affected our lives—some from a distance, some through word or deed, some through example, be it good or bad. Often we don’t even recognize the deep impact others have had and how God has used them to shape us into who we are. By pausing to recognize these influences we begin to grasp how God’s guest list had a purpose far beyond what we imagined. We begin to see the seeds of influence that grew into our personal values and character.

In some people God invites into our lives, we see only what appears to be painful or negative influence. We bear the scars of disappointment, hurt, betrayal, and pain. Here Macomber redirects our attention, opening our eyes to how those experiences prompted strength, resilience, resolve, decisions, and choices about how we would change and who we would become. In other instances, God has surprised us with just the people at just the right time to support, teach, lead, or love us, but perhaps we haven't quite recognized God's timing and work through these "guests."

But perhaps the greatest treasure this book holds is the power to grasp our own power to influence others, and even to anticipate what lives we have yet to touch. In the tradition of How to Win Friends and Influence People, Macomber casts a vision to seize every opportunity to be a positive and faithful influence on others. With this realization comes the willingness and anticipation to live with the door of our lives wide open to greet each new life God brings across the threshold.

God's Guest List is filled with true stories and rich insight that will forever change how you see the people in your life. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Drawing on her narrative talents, Macomber uses stories of real-life incidents and personal discoveries to delineate her message.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “Macomber uses her considerable storytelling ability to encourage and inspire.”

    Publishers Weekly

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 5/21/2011

    " I enjoyed this book - an easy read...caused me to recall and be thankful for the many "guests" I've been blessed with over my life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pis4Piglet | 5/17/2011

    " This book was a good and fast read of some really good stories that made you reflect on your life and the people in it. I really enjoyed reading and discussing this in my book group. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Martine | 4/30/2011

    " Macomber provides personal reflections and parables that are insightful, and she creates a certain appreciation for the people who have touched our life, whether they were acqaintances or loved ones. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracey | 4/18/2011

    " loved this one. gave a lot of food for thought. Mrs. Macomber was very down to earth & great narrator (book on CD) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 3/21/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book and thought it contained many inspiring stories and personal accounts. I appreciated the author's honesty, humor, and candor and found the book inspirational and fun to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy | 3/4/2011

    " This was a good book to stop and make you consider the people who enter your life, whether on a regular basis or for just a few moments, and their impacts on you. God's Guest List made you rethink things like childhood friends, school teachers, and your family. It was a very nice read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzi | 3/1/2011

    " I am still savoring this book, and then will read it again and create my "guest list". I need this read to absorb it... then the next one to do a step further. Thoroughly enjoying this book. I am looking at people through different eyes now. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Missy | 2/2/2011

    " I will begin writing down the guests on my list today and hopefully each day forward. This book provided me with a fresh way of viewing my encounters and relationships. I learned a lot and hope to carry it forth. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marianne | 1/27/2011

    " A little weak in the Theology but an interesting read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margaret | 1/11/2011

    " I enjoyed this book. I didn't know what to expect, but it was an interesting read- really makes you think about those people who enter your lives for a long while or merely a short period of time and the impact they can and do have. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patti | 12/31/2010

    " An amazing read - I plan to read it again and will be starting my lists soon! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dianne | 12/15/2010

    " This was a delightful book. I started a list of my own. I'd recommend it to other readers. "

About the Author

Debbie Macomber is a leading voice in women’s fiction. Her novels have hit the number one on the New York Times bestsellers list as well as making the USA Today and Publishers Weekly lists. Her novels Mrs. Miracle and Call Me Mrs. Miracle inspired the Hallmark Channel’s top-watched movies for the year when they were released. There are more than 200 million copies of her books in print worldwide.