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One Simple Act: Discovering the Power of Generosity
One Simple Act Discovering the Power of Generosity Author:Debbie Macomber A master storyteller's true stories show how simple acts of generosity had lasting life-changing impact on recipients and givers as well. — 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... more » 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. Visit a midwestern train station. 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. Listen in on a touching phone call with an elderly widow. 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 lasting, life-changing impact, not only on the recipient of such gifts but on the giver as well.
Debbie Macomber, through the power of story, invites us to live with open hands, offering 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.« less
This book has many great ideas on how to be a more generous person. Debbie Macomber uses various personal stories and andectoes, stories and lessons from the Bible, and stories that she has read in other publications to help her further explain each chapters theme. Her faith also plays a big part in this book.
The chapter titles are cute and chapters are themed & organized. She writes about topics such as encouragement, forgiveness, listening, and hospitality, just to name a few.