God's Guest List by Debbie Macomber
Welcoming Those Who Influence Our Lives

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Who is on God's and ldquo;guest list and rdquo; 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 and ldquo;influencers and rdquo; that have affected our lives and #151;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.

 

About Debbie Macomber

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Debbie Macomber, with more than 170 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, USA TODAY, and Publishers Weekly. Visit her online at DebbieMacomber.com.
 
Published January 1, 2010 by Howard Books. 208 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Self Help. Non-fiction

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New York Times bestselling author Macomber—with more than 100 million books in print—started out with a list of 30 people she wanted to meet. Yet she was often disappointed when she met them. I had m

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B estselling novelist Macomber ventures into nonfiction as she encourages Christian women of faith to knit themselves into God's purpose for their lives.

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New York Times bestselling author Macomber—with more than 100 million books in print—started out with a list of 30 people she wanted to meet.

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(It seems she has met them all.) Being disappointed with some of these unnamed characters, she sensed God asking her to start a new list of 30 people, not necessarily notables: “put down thirty more spaces, but leave them open for the people I want to send into your life.” This she calls an “unfi...

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There is some really nice poems in the back of the book There are Bible verses all through the book and I really like this and at the end of the book there is a "RSVP" section that helps you think about the way you can be a help to anyone.

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