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
I bought this book because one, it came recommended, and two, I wanted to hear about giving thanks and living in the moment. However, these premises aren't new and have been written and talked about for years. There seemed to be something very off for me about this book, and I did not finish it. I agree we should be grateful and live in the moment, but I found her style of writing off-putting and difficult to listen to. I would not recommend this book.
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!
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