How can it be? When we're naked and ashamed and alone in our brokenness, Christ envelops us with his intimate grace. When we're rejected and abandoned and shattered beyond wanting, Jesus cups our faces: "Come close, my beloved." When we're dirty and tear-stained and despairing, Jesus Christ proposes undying dying love: "All that you painfully are and are carrying - I'll take. All that I perfectly am and have is yours. Just take me."
"Almost as good..."
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.
"This book will change your life."
Based on the overwhelming success of The Greatest Gift, Ann Voskamp has expanded her presentation of the timeless Advent tradition of the Jesse Tree so families can celebrate together. Each day families can listen to the provided Scripture passage (which connects with the original adult book), engage with a special devotion to help children of all ages understand the Advent theme for the day, and participate in suggested activities to apply the theme.
This One Thousand Gifts Devotional includes 60 devotions inspired by the New York Times best seller One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp. Each devotion provides a daily scripture and prayer, inviting you to go deeper into the concept of grace explored in her book and on her blog.