Sensucht is a word C. S. Lewis used to describe inconsolable longing, a feeling of deep connection that can’t really be explained by any word in the English language. As an example of the word’s meaning, Macomber, a New York Times best-selling author, recalls bursting into tears after declaring for the first time that she wanted to become a writer. The meanings of numerous more familiar English words are explored in One Perfect Word, but most impressive is the case Macomber makes for the power of words, those held in thought over long periods of time, directing intentions; words said at just the right moment; words offered in prayer; words written in journals; and words ingested in daily readings. Words are tools that can basically shape or destroy our very souls. In addition to using words to live a happier, more fulfilling life, the author advocates formulating goals and organizing one’s life. This book contains many heartwarming stories, both personal and passed on, that reveal what a difference words and faith can make. --Susan DeGrane
About the Author
Debbie Macomber, with more than 100 million copies of her books sold worldwide, is one of today's most popular authors. The #1 New York Times bestselling author is best known for her ability to create compelling characters and bring their stories to life in her books. Debbie is a regular resident on numerous bestseller lists, including the New York Times (70 times and counting), USA TODAY (currently 67 times) and Publishers Weekly (47 times). Visit her at www.DebbieMacomber.com.