I loved how this book carried you through a journey one morsel at a time.
Although I wanted to continue listening, I found it best to listen to a few chapters at a time for it was very thought provoking and I needed time to process it.
I really enjoyed this book and have recommended it on my personal blog. Great job!
good book. I think that not seeing the actual list is a prob. She refers to #29 on the list for exampe while she tells her story. Kinda confusing. Shoulda had a pdf for review.
Really her tone of voice that is the same author it is boring... the story it goes and goes and it does not get anywhere.
Heavy at times, the author gets caught up in her history of depression. But yes it does make you thankful.
Only Ann could impress upon you her need for the thankfulness of the gifts God gives us each day.
Tell us about yourself!
Probably not. I can see that some would like her still but I don't. I don't enjoy non fiction or poetry. There was was too much story here for me. I am a "get to the facts" person. She is a story writer. That said, God did speak to me with the book. I have started the 1000 blessing journey. It is a great message! After the first chapter I had to force myself to keep going but in chapter 2 or 3 I heard the message and kept going to see what more God had to say through her for me.
Just too flowery
I could have never read this as a book. I woiuld have given up, the fact that I could listen while I ran got me through it.
The author's voice was like fingernails on chalkboard, and her alliteration in threes became predictable.
The story was Chicken Soup for the Soul on steroids. I was told that the author was intelligent and that I'd understand her, and that this book would resonate with me because she, like me, is also very smart. I found her flirtatiously pretentious, as if she were writing for a college professor, not to actually be read, and that she was speaking for an acting class. She is Cliff Claven smart with Diane's personality thrown in. (I am making a reference to Cheers here, for those who don't know.)
Never. I'd rather listen to scratchy present day pop to this. Wait! I actually DID listen to scratchy, present day pop when it was either this or my car radio on my commute!
People who are into the Chicken Soup books will eat this up. (Don't pardon the pun!) I work in the human services field. I am dry, and my clients like my humor. I scoff at the Chicken Soup feel good books, but several cow-orkers told me I would like this and be able to relate it to my clients. I could not get past the forth chapter. Having had no bad reviews for work, I am sticking to my own brand of humor and motivation.
Voskamp has helped a great many people change their lives around. There are people who LOVE this book and who listen to this every day. It works for them. If you are into feel good books, read this. Buy the Audible version. Listen to it. People suggested this to me because I got annoyed with the Chicken Soup books. The truth is, I dislike this genre. Do not tell someone who mocks feel-good books to listen or to buy this book, as they will dislike the genre even more.
I credit audible for improving my listening skills.
I was on a roll listening to audiobooks until I got to this one. I cannot seem to get through it. First of all, there is no story and its really hard to follow what the author is talking about. Her writing and descriptions are what I can only call ethereal. That is both a positive in that her descriptions are unique and verbose, but also negative in that its like following someone's dream. I am about 3 hours into the book and I cann't fathom what the author talks about for another 5 hours! The concept of writing down 1000 blessings is inspiring but the book only seems to be somewhat about that so far. My biggest complaint is that I imagine the author must have a gap in her teeth (no offense) because anytime she pronounces an S, there is a high pitch noise and it makes my ears burn and the hair on my arms stand on end. I am going to continue to try and limp through this audiobook until my credit renews and I can get a new one. I'm bummed - I wanted to be inspired by this book.