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One Thousand Gifts Audiobook

One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are

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Publisher's Summary

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

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    D Robinson illinois 09-09-15
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    "nice if you like flowery writing"

    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.

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    Heliza Payne 08-08-15
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    "Thought provoking"

    I liked the personal experiences she brought into the book and the practical advice with giving thanks

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    Gavin 06-03-15
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    this book has changed the way I look at life... the words have changed me

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    Heather A Smith 05-27-15
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    "Must be listened to, not read silently"

    It is good to HEAR the author read this aloud. It is too poetic and emotional to be read silently.

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    Marleen Milner 04-19-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Love this book!"

    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!

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    2scribes 03-18-15
    2scribes 03-18-15

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    "Author narration ruined it for me."
    What made the experience of listening to One Thousand Gifts the most enjoyable?

    I highly recommend the book, just not the audio version.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love the revelation she shares about Jesus giving thanks.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    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.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I actually had to stop listening because it irritated me so much, and haven't picked it up again, in any form.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Jess Smith Texas, USA 03-17-15
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    Psalm 9:1-2
    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!

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    Melanie Thomas Norman, OK USA 01-22-15
    Melanie Thomas Norman, OK USA 01-22-15 Member Since 2014
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    This book exceeded my expectations. I'm excited to start recording my own 1000 gifts! Thank you for sharing this with me!

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    Christina Harper 01-20-15 Listener Since 2004

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    "Grace & gifts"

    Her style take a minute to get used to. But the blessings are worth it. Counting my gifts. Thank you.

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    JA 10-13-14
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    "Revolutionary end to end."
    If you could sum up One Thousand Gifts in three words, what would they be?

    Revolutionary, Crucial , Intimacy.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of One Thousand Gifts?

    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.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When she discovered that whether she be full of joy or pain that through thankfulness, she could have oneness with God.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I had to take it in a few doses. It is heavy and requires some process time.


    Any additional comments?

    Thank you for your faithfulness to write this book. Well done.

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