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. Come live the best dare of all!
©2011 Ann Voskamp (P)2011 Zondervan
be thankful for every little thing said 1000 ways. if you love expressive writing this book is for you. if you find descriptive reptitive waiting mind numbing read the title and move on.
I have read this book several times and shared it with many friends! Each time I read it I am delighted, challenged, and encouraged to begin afresh counting gifts!
I highly recommend the book, just not the audio version.
I love the revelation she shares about Jesus giving thanks.
A poetic friend gave me this book saying it was one of her favorites. I'm sure she could relate to the lyrical prose, which I thoroughly enjoyed taking in languidly myself. However, when I purchased the audio book, the author's oratory personification failed to match the emotive expression I had extracted from the pages. Her rushed cadence ruined the enjoyment of her writing for me.
I actually had to stop listening because it irritated me so much, and haven't picked it up again, in any form.
It is a shame the narration turned me off because the premise and the lessons the author is sharing are life-altering and well-expressed on paper. I'll have to go back and finish it when the narration has left my ears.
I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart; I will recount all of your wonderful deeds. I will be glad and exult in you; I will sing praise to your name, O Most High!
Revolutionary, Crucial , Intimacy.
When I discovered that the Holy Spirit offers me Communion through thankfulness every moment of every day. He looks for every opportunity to find me in the pinnacle of joy and the deepest place of my sorrow. What Christ offers and what he died for was to give all of His children Eucharisteo.
When she discovered that whether she be full of joy or pain that through thankfulness, she could have oneness with God.
I had to take it in a few doses. It is heavy and requires some process time.
Thank you for your faithfulness to write this book. Well done.
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