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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (462 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:
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What if you, personally, could make the world a better place…by tomorrow?

Debbie Macomber knows the secret to doing exactly that! In a world that seems too often stingy and grudging, she has witnessed how one simple act of generosity can yield unforeseen miracles.

You are about to discover, through true stories, what happens when we commit intentional acts of generosity. Lives are changed in ways we never envisioned. Come with Debbie late one evening through the checkout line at the grocery store. Discover the link between a submarine, a few bread crumbs, and some minnows. Visit ancient Galilee as a young boy volunteers his fishes and loaves to Jesus only to see his meager gift multiplied many times over to feed five thousand. You will stand amazed at what God accomplishes when we make ourselves available through simple acts of generosity.

This blend of true stories and motivating messages will delight and surprise you as you discover how giving the gifts of time, encouragement, hope, laughter, prayer, hospitality, service and even forgiveness can have a lasting, life-changing impact, not only on the recipient of such gifts but on the giver as well. Debbie Macomber invites us to offer who we are and what we have to God, to use in the lives of others. When we do so, lives, including our own, are changed in ways we couldn’t have imagined. All it takes is one simple act.

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Quotes & Awards

  • "For many years Debbie's novels have welcomed us home. Now she invites us to come closer to the hearth of our own home and consider what our lives look like when warmed by the graciousness of a giving spirit. Thank you, Debbie, for inviting us draw near as you candidly share your heart with all your faithful readers." Robin Jones Gunn, best-selling author of the Sisterchicks® novels
  • "The lavishness of Debbie's giving-heart is proofread in her fiction....whether she's teaching us through story how to knit, connect meaningfully with others, or heal from a disease, she's does so with grace and ease. Now in her inimitable way Debbie offers us gentle and powerful reminders of true-life generosity and never drops a stitch." Patsy Clairmont, Author Catching Fireflies
  • "You are going to love Debbie Macomber. She's the bubbly friend you've always hoped to meet and the savvy mentor you've longed to know. Debbie's mission statement is captured in God's words addressed to Abraham: 'you will be a blessing' (Genesis 12:2 NIV). I'm here to tell you, girlfriend -- she's taken that promise and run with it! Blessing her loved ones. Blessing her neighbors. Blessing strangers in need. And, in turn, blessing her readers." Liz Curtis Higgs, best-selling author of Bad Girls of the Bible
  • “The lavishness of Debbie’s giving-heart is proofread in her fiction…whether she’s teaching us through story how to knit, connect meaningfully with others, or heal from a disease, she’s does so with grace and ease. Now in her inimitable way Debbie offers us gentle and powerful reminders of true-life generosity and never drops a stitch.” 

    Patsy Clairmont, author of Catching Fireflies 

  • “For many years Debbie’s novels have welcomed us home. Now she invites us to come closer to the hearth of our own home and consider what our lives look like when warmed by the graciousness of a giving spirit. Thank you, Debbie, for inviting us draw near as you candidly share your heart with all your faithful readers.” 

    Robin Jones Gunn, bestselling author of the Sisterchicks novels 

  • “This is a useful, inspiring study of an underpracticed art, written by one who has received, given and witnessed generosity.” 

    Publishers Weekly

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sandy Morin | 2/14/2014

    " really liked this book - one great lesson on one of Jesus's miracles "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Carol | 2/12/2014

    " Nonfiction. Great book about ways to share yourself with others and in so doing honor the Lord. It makes you think and find more ways that you can serve the Lord everyday in small but very significant ways. There are lots of great quotes in the book. A couple I really loved were: "You can't wring your hands and roll up your sleeves at the same time." - Pat Schroeder former congresswoman. "Remember the weekday and keep it holy." Elbert Hubbard an artist and philospher. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jo | 2/3/2014

    " While Debbie Macomber usually writes wonderful cozy stories about female friendship, this is a lovely venture into nonfiction about how intentional acts of generosity can open our lives to the very best God has to offer. It's really -- although she never says it -- a wonderful book on making stewardship a way of life. She builds her book on the biblical story of Jesus' multiplication of five loaves and two fishes, a miracle recorded in all four gospels. She then takes readers on a journey through the true meaning of generosity (and it's not about money or wealth): encouragement, good deeds, forgiveness and believing the best. She also delves into giving, listening, hospitality, inspiring hope and dips into what generosity means when it comes to Christmas, caregiving and prayer. The overriding theme, is, simply, to offer what you have as did the boy who offered his lunch to Jesus. She uses scripture and her story-telling talents to show that a life of generosity is not only possible, but very powerful. She illustrates her message with personal anecdotes of how she has applied these different acts of generosity in her life, and how it has blessed her and those around her. She also gives practical tips on how to be more generous in our lives in ways we may not have thought of. It is simply a lovely, uplifting, inspirational book! Every Christian should read it. It would be great for a small study group. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Bonnie | 1/30/2014

    " A master storyteller's true stories show how simple acts of generosity had lasting life-changing impact on recipients and givers as well. This was a great book. I need to listen to it again, or better yet get a copy and take some notes. So many good ideas for putting the gospel into action in every day situations. "

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