One Perfect Word Book Review

By January 4, 2012Book Reviews

“One word can make all the difference,” writes Debbie Macomber in her new book One Perfect Word. In fact, she proves this by sharing some of the single words that have guided her life the past 20 years. Debbie started the practice of selecting a single word for the year when she met with her womens business group and each January her breakfast-club ladies would select one word for the year. Over those twenty-years many of the words have had a powerful impact on her life.

One Perfect Word by Debbie Macomber introduces the idea of a “word diet” where you spend the year focused on less words rather than more. In a world cluttered with social networks, text messaging and an abundance of bloggers…the thought of a word diet … One Perfect Word …is appealing to many people. During the years Debbie has journaled about her one word. In each chapter she shares her own word choices, such as: desire, believe, hunger, trust, brokenness, prayer, obedience, seek, balance, wisdom, surrender, hope, passion and purpose. Each chapter concludes with a suggestion on how to identify One Perfect Word for your year and also ideas for using your word in a creative and tangible manner.

This is an inspiring book and enjoyable to read. Debbie Macomber shares bits of her personal life and weaves one word into her experience. She also quotes numerous authors and articles, making the book interesting to read. She says her two purposes in writing the book are” first, to encourage you to begin the practice of focusing on one perfect word each year.”  After reading her book I was inspired to choose one perfect word for 2012. Second, to share her own 14 words and show what she’s learned through the experience. This book meets both of her objectives. Debbie brings the One Word experience to life and “to see God’s fingerprints all over the exercise.” She encourages her readers to select one perfect word each year, in addition to reading and regular bible study. “If one word is the micro-study, reading the bible is the macro-study,” writes Debbie. To see her suggestions for this micro-study, grab a copy of the book One Perfect Word.

One Perfect Word
My Amazon Rating 5/5

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  • You totally have me going on this ‘One Word’ since you posted in December. My first blog was dedicated just to the one word. hopefully the link above works for those who want to hear about my ‘One Word’: Changes

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