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God's Guest List: Welcoming Those Who Influence Our Lives

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Listing Inspiring People as Way of Journaling Seemingly Serendipitous Encounters

In common with many other Type A personalities, the internationally renowned author of more than 100 novels, Debbie Macomber, who has more than 100 million books currently in print, is an inveterate list maker. In the past, she confesses, she drew up a list of all those...
In common with many other Type A personalities, the internationally renowned author of more than 100 novels, Debbie Macomber, who has more than 100 million books currently in print, is an inveterate list maker. In the past, she confesses, she drew up a list of all those people whom she had long admired and whom she wished to meet. However, by trial and error she came to realize that the guest list that she had drawn up for herself was much inferior to that which God had for her life. Now Macomber also invites us to keep ourselves open to all those people whom we encounter along the way who unexpectedly bring us closer to Him in our daily path. She assures us that if we anticipate that each one of those whom we meet might be a person whom God has sent into our lives to teach us more about how best we can serve Him, we open ourselves up to a world of possibility. For our lives to be fulfilling, we need to examine each aspect of our existence with a God focus. According to Macomber, "[t]he key to accomplishing any discipline in life, whether it is setting goals, losing weight, changing behavior, or discovering God's guest list, is to be intentional, to be aware, and to be able to chart our findings." She, therefore, encourages us to journal God's guest list, even if it is merely recording the names of those whom we meet who really bring the presence of God on Earth into our lives. Though we might not be as gifted with the ability to write as Macomber undoubtedly is, we, too, all have our own gifts to present to the world. The spirit of being able to receive gracefully, as well as to give plenteously, is what the Christian life is all about. Each of the fifteen chapters of God's Guest List: Welcoming Those Who Influence Our Lives starts with a Bible verse that focuses on the central concern of that section of the text. Macomber then explores her own experiences, as well as those of others, related to the issue at stake, ending with a few lines on what we can take from the encounter. The author's writing is fluent, warm and highly accessible. Although she is very much Christ-focused, Macomber's approach is so welcoming and gentle that I would not hesitate to recommend this book, even to those who are, as yet, still rather uncertain about their faith. Not only is God's Guest List truly a work worth investing in, but most likely, if you haven't yet had the pleasure of reading Macomber's other works, don't be surprised if you feel the call to read others of her works once you have finished this-I know I have.

posted by ProReviewing on December 25, 2010

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It's Okay

I found this to be an "Okay" book by Debbie Macomber. Picked up a few tips that I can use, but overall not enough to carry the price of this book. A short story should only command short story prices; not novel prices. Book is heartfelt and the Scriptures quoted are on ...
I found this to be an "Okay" book by Debbie Macomber. Picked up a few tips that I can use, but overall not enough to carry the price of this book. A short story should only command short story prices; not novel prices. Book is heartfelt and the Scriptures quoted are on point and very good. I guess I expected more. LOL!

posted by Jassinc6 on December 11, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2013

    Great book

    excellent book that makes you think about your life.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2011

    I look at people different now!

    God's Guest List encouraged me to view everyone I meet differently now! It did end slowly but I tried to search for something in each story. I DO recommend it all the time.

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