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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (166 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Debbie Macomber Narrator: Beth Devries Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2012 ISBN: 9781442348271
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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. 

“The surprising thing is that when we decide to focus on one word for the year,” Debbie writes, “God takes part in the choosing. That’s why the word is perfect for us. We may not see it at the time, but as we look back we see that it all worked together—our word, our life, our journey.” For example, the year she chose the word balance, her career moved to a whole new level. The pressures on Debbie to speak, promote, and practically live on the road were overwhelming. It was her year-long focus on that all-too-difficult word balance that helped her refine her schedule. As you read Debbie’s and others’ stories, you will be inspired to find your own word and will see how one perfect word can make all the difference.

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  • “This book contains many heartwarming stories, both personal and passed on, that reveal what a difference words and faith can make.”

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca Osburn | 2/12/2014

    " This book has a very good message about the importance of word choice, however I did not like the added religious element. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol Rich | 2/4/2014

    " This book is a treasure! I found Debbie Macomber's personal accounts inspiring and the anecdotes and stories she included fascinating. I wish the book had been a bit longer. I want to read more! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cori | 2/2/2014

    " I liked the concept of this book better than the actually book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie Derby | 1/30/2014

    " Although Mrs. Macomber is known for her many, many novels she has also written a few other books on cooking, hospitality and her faith. I am not quite finished with this book, but love the concept. Years ago, she decided to choose a particular word to focus her prayers. For example, at one point she used the word hunger. We often first think of hunger because of our need for food; but in this case, she also prays over her hunger for God, her hunger for meaning, etc. Each year she chose (or was led to) pray with a new word and the results are inspiring and fascinating. Would definitely recommend this to my Christian friends. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Glenette | 1/28/2014

    " I enjoyed this book. Debbie Macomber gives us food for thought. Would never have thought about the importance a word can be and how we can use it to shape our lives. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 1/20/2014

    " She certainly gives me something to think about doing. Love how she describes her adventures with each word. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diana | 1/15/2014

    " Great book. Debbie offers insight into how she finds one word for a year to study, reflect upon, pray to God about,change and understand things about herself. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margo | 1/13/2014

    " Absolutely one of the best books I have read in a very, very long time. It made me think, as well as inspired me to be more focused in my thoughts and plans. Highly recommend this to everyone. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debbie | 1/2/2014

    " In this book Debbie Macomber tells hows she took one word and studied it for a year (she told how it made her life better through her journals). I am going to try it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 12/26/2013

    " I love the idea of choosing a word to focus on for a year and discovering how your life is changed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 12/22/2013

    " Nice review of how focusing on one word each year as a part of personal time with God can be very meaningful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cristy Witney | 11/13/2013

    " LOVED it! Great stories, great ideas, great truths. I will definitely look into her other books. God really did bless her with the talent to write. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 6/26/2013

    " Debbie Macomber chooses one word each year, and she spends the year discovering and reflecting on that word. This book describes how she does that, but it also includes interesting personal stories and anecdotes. It has given me much to think about. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 5/29/2013

    " Loved this book. Debbie talks about how she would choose a word for the year and write about it in her journal and search for it in her readings and in the Bible. Loved this idea. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolyn | 4/9/2013

    " A very inspirational book. Loved how she quoted from her prayer journal. Gave me encouragement to keep moving forward in my spiritual walk. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kami | 3/24/2013

    " An interesting look at the like of Debbie Macomber and how she studies on word every year to become a better person. It's a fascinating idea. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maria | 10/22/2012

    " Loved this book. Very inspiring and thought-provoking. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jules Hollis | 9/28/2012

    " Loved this book so very much. If you believe in the power words and faith can have, then you must read this book. It is very Christian (in case you are not). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 7/4/2012

    " Choosing one word to carefully consider, journal about and include in your prayer life can be inspiring and bring postive growth...a great way to start the new year. "

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About the Author
Author Debbie Macomber

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.