|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster|
|Publish Date:||Aug 2011|
|Number of Pages:||190|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.44|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||5.5 x 8.5 x 0.5|
Debbie Macomber was born on October 22, 1948 in Yakima, Washington. Her first novel, Heartsong, was published as a Silhouette Inspiration in 1984, and it became the first romance novel ever to be reviewed in Publishers Weekly. She has written more than 150 novels since then including Back on Blossom Street, Susannah's Garden, A Good Yarn, The Shop on Blossom Street, Between Friends, and the Cedar Cove series. A three-time winner of the B. Dalton Award, she is also the recipient of Romantic Times Magazine's distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award.
Her title Family Affair made the New York Times Best Seller List for 2011 and her title Three Brides, No Groom made the 2012 New York Times Best Seller List. In addition, her title Starting Now made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2013.
|Presents, People, and One More List|
|An Unfinished Guest List|
|An Olympian, a Homeless Man, and Lost Luggage|
|Wise Men and Women|
|Friends for a Season, Friends for a Reason, and the Ones That Got Away|
|A Spilled Latte, a Congressman's Compassion, and Shrimp and Grits|
|Perfect Strangers at the Perfect Time|
|Tulips, the Self-Appointed Critic, and Carry-on Luggage|
|A Faded Letter, Autographs, and the Prayers of an Unknown Mother-in-Law|
|The Wisdom of Dead People|
|The Full Rectory, an Imperfect Daughter, and an Angel Mother|
|Even Before I Was Born|
|A Stuffed Teddy, a Bread Truck, and a Tin Box in the Attic|
|The Influence of a Father|
|Forbidden Strawberries, Healing Food, and Moonlit Races|
|The Importance of Family|
|The Fortune Cookie, the Engagement Canoe, and No Regrets|
|First Love and Forever Love|
|Humble Pie, Surprise Babies, and Broken Wings|
|A Broken Doll, a Broken Childhood, and a Friend Forever|
|A Brainthrob, a Banker, and Builders of Team and Dreams|
|Colleagues and Business Associates|
|The Beach at Normandy, an Anonymous Angel, and a Missing Bus Ticket|
|God's Own List, Keeping Our Heads Down, and a Knock at the Door|
|The Ultimate Guest|
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.
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