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About "One Thousand Gifts"
Just like you, Ann Voskamp hungers to live her one life well. Forget the bucket lists that have us escaping our everyday lives for exotic experiences. 'How,' Ann wondered, 'do we find joy in the midst of deadlines, debt, drama, and daily duties? What does the Christ-life really look like when your days are gritty, long---and sometimes even dark? How is God even here?' In One Thousand Gifts, Ann invites you to embrace everyday blessings and embark on the transformative spiritual discipline of chronicling God's gifts. It's only in this expressing of gratitude for the life we already have, we discover the life we've always wanted ... a life we can take, give thanks for, and break for others. We come to feel and know the impossible right down in our bones: we are wildly loved---by God. Let Ann's beautiful, heart-aching stories of the everyday give you a way of seeing that opens your eyes to ordinary amazing grace, a way of being present to God that makes you deeply happy, and a way of living that is finally fully alive. Now in a beautiful leather-like gift edition.
Meet the Author
Ann Voskamp is a writer with DaySpring (a division of Hallmark), a contributing editor to Laity Lodge's The High Calling, and a global advocate for the poor traveling for Compassion International. With an educational background in psychology and education from York University and the University of Waterloo, Ann and her husband are farmers in the Mennonite countryside of southwestern Ontario, raising a half dozen kids, crops of corn, and the roof in praise. She writes every day about the everyday wonder every day at www.aholyexperience.com .
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This book is encouraging, as the author writes about her own experience of grief, and how she overcomes it by starting to see God's blessings every day. She demonstrates how God gives us blessings, even through the most difficult times. The book helped me to recognise my own personal blessings, that I usually take for granted.
This book was recommended to me numerous times so I bought the book. The writing was excellent and very poetic, but just not my style I prefer. It draws out a lot of her inner thoughts and emotions. I prefer a very practical and straight to the point type of writing, so it wasn't really my style. I'm sure the book is beautiful :) as many others who recommended me do love this book!
i ordeted the large ptint so j could see it better live the storiex by Beth Moore
A great read. Written in the most profound way, Ann shows us we can thank God even in the most difficult moments. Ann speaks from her own painful experiences as a child which caused her chronic anxiety. She says "We can count the ways He loves us" - even in the midst of pain if only we look for it! With my journal open I started writing them one by one....more than a thousand now and still counting. This book has changed my life from the inside out. I was able to see more clearly even in the pain... God is bringing "life" from it. I have bought many copies to give away to friends to encourage them in their difficult circumstance and their walk with God.
My heart sings when I read Voskamp's words. Her heart is laced so intricately with the Father's. His love and grace is manifest in her work. You will read this and feel nourished. The poetic writing will immerse you into the beauty and wonder of the everyday - how God is interwoven into all that we do and how our thoughts can be infused with a thankfulness and thanksgiving that transcends all the troubles of the world. A truly beautiful read and incredible gift to share with others!