One Perfect Word

One Perfect Word

One Word Can Make All the Difference

By Debbie Macomber

Howard Books, Hardcover, 9781439190593, 224pp.

Publication Date: January 3, 2012

Description
Award-winning, perennial bestselling novelist Debbie Macomber applies the best of her fiction writing skills to true stories that illustrate the profound impact focusing on a single word such as balance, surrender, or believe for a whole year can bring.
In "One Perfect Word," Debbie encourages readers with stories of her changed life when she took the time to intentionally focus on a single word for a whole year. Debbie shows readers how choosing a word to focus and act on changed not only Debbie, but those around her. In the tradition of "One Simple Act" and "God's Guest List," Debbie tells inspiring stories of how living just one word can change someone's world. In a world where too many meaningless words overwhelm us, the simplicity of one perfect word becomes profound. Words like surrender, believe, and purpose took on new meaning for Debbie when she tried to live them out.
Read how Debbie discovered that the word she chose often foreshadowed the crisis she would face in a particular year. For example, the year she chose the word balance, her career moved to a whole new level. The pressures on Debbie to be speaking, promoting, and practically living on the road were overwhelming. It was her yearlong focus on that all-too-difficult word "balance," and a plea from a lonely granddaughter, that helped her refine her schedule. Readers will be encouraged to find their word for themselves, and see how one perfect word can make all the difference.


About the Author
Debbie Macomber has more than 100 million copies of her books in print, and her stories about home and family have a worldwide audience and have been translated into twenty-three languages. In addition to being a #1 New York Times bestseller in fiction many times over, she also has an enormous following among knitters as the author of dozens of pattern and craft books. In 2008, she launched a branded line of knitting products through Leisure Arts, the company that publishes her knitting guides. Debbie and her husband, Wayne, have four children and nine grandchildren, and split their time between Washington State and Florida. This is Debbie s second picture book co-authored with Mary Lou Carney; their first, The Truly Terribly Horrible Sweaer . . . That Grandma Knit, was published in 2009.