One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp
A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are

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Her book is filled with wonderful one-liners that are tucked between her journeys to get there.
-Women of God Magazine

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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!
 

About Ann Voskamp

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Ann Voskamp is a writer with DaySpring (a division of Hallmark), a contributing editor to Laity Lodge's The High Calling, and a global advocate for the poor traveling for Compassion International. With an educational background in psychology and education from York University and the University of Waterloo, Ann and her husband are farmers in the Mennonite countryside of southwestern Ontario, raising a half dozen kids, crops of corn, and the roof in praise. She writes every day about the everyday wonder every day at www.aholyexperience.com .
 
Published January 4, 2011 by Zondervan. 241 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction
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All: 6 | Positive: 3 | Negative: 3

Apprising Ministries

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Reviewed by Ken Silva on May 28 2012

Amazingly, Voskamp unabashedly teaches the path to mystical union that has its roots in ancient, pagan, Rome.

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Christianity Today

Excellent
Reviewed by Micha Boyett on Aug 26 2011

One Thousand Gifts is changing my life, not because gratitude is the key to salvation, but because gratefulness brings me into God’s presence every time.

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Lighthouse Trails Research

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Reviewed by Lighthouse Trails Research on Jun 19 2011

One Thousand Gifts, as well-meaning as the author may be, is not a book we can recommend and in fact is one we must warn about.

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Women of God Magazine

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Reviewed by Admin on Feb 23 2012

Her book is filled with wonderful one-liners that are tucked between her journeys to get there.

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Reviewed by Southern View Church on Sep 01 2012

The tragedy is that by missing the biblical truth concerning both original sin and personal sin Voskamp is askew on much of her approach to the Christian life.

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on Mar 23 2014

Ann Voskamp is a homeschooling mother of 6 who carves out time to write in the dark hours. She is a farmer’s wife whose words read like poetry. Ann has written a very personal book about some hard places she’s walked through...

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Felicia Marie Dougherty 29 Oct 2013

This book touched me to change my outlook on the beautiful world around me. It was well written (which is often lacking in christian books), brought me to tears, filled me with joy and reminded me ...

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