One Simple Act

Discovering the Power of Generosity

One Simple Act

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 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.

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Reading Group Guide

This reading group guide for One Simple Act includes an introduction, discussion questions, ideas for enhancing your book club, and a Q&A with author Debbie Macomber. The suggested questions are intended to help your reading group find new and interesting angles and topics for your discussion. We hope that these ideas will enrich your conversation and increase your enjoyment of the book.

 

Introduction

“I have had some encounters with generosity—as the recipient, the giver, the witness—that have had a profoundly life-changing effect on me. I’ve just got to share the news.”

Can simple acts of generosity have a big impact? Absolutely, says bestselling novelist Debbie Macomber. In One Simple Act, she presents true-life tales that illustrate how the gifts of time, encouragement, hope, laughter, prayer, hospitality, service, and even forgiveness, often have extraordinary results—for the giver as well as the recipient.

Just as a poor young boy gave his precious few fishes and loaves of bread to Jesus in Galilee and saw them multiplied to feed five thousand, so too can we use faith to guide us in acting generously. At the supermarket or the airport, making a simple phone call or offering a few words of encouragement, Macomber shows that it isn’t hard to make kindness part of our daily lives. Through a blend of inspiring stories an see more

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Debbie Macomber
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Debbie Macomber

Debbie Macomber, with more than 100 million copies of her books sold worldwide, is one of today’s most popular authors. Visit her at DebbieMacomber.com.

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