This nonfiction, very inspirational book,
subtitled, "Discovering the Power of Generosity," covers
many topics in discussing how to cultivate generosity in
our lives. Macomber focuses on acts of gratitude, offering
encouragement, showing forgiveness, believing the best
about people, listening, showing hospitality, dispensing
hope and having a servant's heart, just to mention a few.
There are many more that will truly touch your heart and
make you think how simple it really is to be generous.
Macomber shares scripture verses and many real-life
examples (both her own and those of others) of each of the
aspects of generosity she discusses. She resoundingly
acclaims that a faith in God is the "glue" that holds us
all together and prompts a spirit of generosity. It also
has a ripple effect and uses the principle of
multiplication, as she gives several examples of
generosities that have occurred throughout history by well-
known people, and shows the effect that generosity has had.
Research is sighted throughout the book that shows the
beneficial effects of generosity on our health and well-
being, that sharing our time, resources and love give us.
It is not only our physical well-being, but also our
psychological, emotional and spiritual health that can be
positively affected by generosity. At the end of each
chapter, Macomber gives insight on how to cultivate
generosity with simple, practical suggestions to get you
jump-started on your own journey.
What a marvelous treasure trove of information! This book
is so uplifting that I plan to make every effort to put her
suggestions and examples into practice in my own life. What
a better world this would be if we all did just "one simple
act" everyday. Reading this book and acting on its content
could be a life-changing experience for you!
OPEN YOUR LIFE TO THE GIFT OF GIVING #1 New York Times
bestselling novelist Debbie Macomber now appeals to our
hearts in a new way, sharing her own personal thoughts on
how spiritual generosity can bring unforeseen miracles both
small and large to those who receive and to those who give.
In this touching work of nonfiction, Debbie Macomber shares
how she and many of the people she knows and loves try to
live their whole lives:* A mother worrying about her own
troubled son buys gloves for a homeless man* A short letter
from an elderly relative to a dying teen is still read by
the family decades later* A widowed husband visits daily the
care facility where his wife spent her last days. Blending
true stories and motivating messages, Debbie Macomber
delights and surprises, showing how giving time,
encouragement, hope, laughter, prayer, hospitality, service,
and even forgiveness can have a lasting, life-changing
impact for all involved.