Find your next favorite audiobook

Become a member today and listen free for 30 days
God's Guest List: Welcoming Those Who Influence Our Lives

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

Written by Debbie Macomber

Narrated by Beth DeVries


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

Written by Debbie Macomber

Narrated by Beth DeVries

ratings:
4.5/5 (6 ratings)
Length:
4 hours
Released:
Nov 2, 2010
ISBN:
9781442338036
Format:
Audiobook

Also available as...

Also available as bookBook

Also available as...

Also available as bookBook

Description

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.
Released:
Nov 2, 2010
ISBN:
9781442338036
Format:
Audiobook

Also available as...

Also available as bookBook


About the author

Debbie Macomber is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and a leading voice in women’s fiction worldwide. Her work has appeared on every major bestseller list, with more than 170 million copies in print, and she is a multiple award winner. The Hallmark Channel based a television series on Debbie’s popular Cedar Cove books. For more information, visit her website, www.debbiemacomber.com.

Related to God's Guest List

More Audiobooks By Debbie Macomber
Related Audiobooks
Related Articles

Reviews

What people think about God's Guest List

4.5
6 ratings / 2 Reviews
What did you think?
Rating: 0 out of 5 stars

Reader reviews

  • (4/5)
    I am very much enjoying this book. Debbie talks about creating a guest list of people God has placed in your life.

    Its very refreshing and enjoyable.

    I checked it out of the library but like it so much I have bought a copy for a friend for Christmas.

    Great thought provoking questions that I can take away with me.
  • (3/5)
    Overall I found this book enjoyable, however perhaps not very motivation or practical. Macomber's book describes how God invites different people to her lives and each chapter presents a different type of person. Most of the book is filled with short stories about the influential people in her life or in the lives of other authors who have written about it. However, I do not feel that the book showed me adequately how to welcome people into my life and the methods presented seemed a bit oversimplistic to me. Perhaps I am too cynical to fully enjoy this book. But, Macombers stories are cute and interesting so I found it a worthwhile read just for the short stories.