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

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com - Michele Howe

Ann Voskamp, an author and blogging mom of six homeschooled children, has penned a lyrical memoir that is taking the evangelical reading world by storm. She writes in a part poetry/part essay format, seamlessly weaving the two together in beautifully descriptive phrases that will have readers rereading passages just for the pure pleasure of speaking the words aloud. Voskamp tells her life story by ... Read full review

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This book couldn't be more perfect and anointed.
It is extremely poetic and beautiful. Ann is such a gifted writer and also blesses readers with blogs about every other day.
WONDERFUL book. God is in everything and makes everything beautiful in its time...seek HIM!

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Eucharisto!
Awesome book...cant imagine why some don't like it. Closed minded to one style of writing i guess. I recommended this book to so many and all have thanked me.

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Ann Voskamp, in her book One Thousand Gifts, takes us through her personal voyage into discovering the path to experiencing the fullness of joy and peace that only God can bring us in our lives. Having experienced a tragic childhood event that carved grooves of pain deep within her subconscious, it's aftershocks manifesting itself in adolescence and adulthood through the form of nearly deabhilitatiing anxiety and panic attacks, she decides to accept a dare from a friend that would cause her life to change forever. The dare? To write a list of one thousand blessings. One thousand gifts that she discovered through her ordinary moments of life that reveal the love of God and His glory.
Voskamp is not afraid to tackle the deep theological questions that believers can oftentimes wrestle with: the existence of pain and suffering that is so prevalent in the world. She probes such areas with a delicate grace as she draws out the positive from the pain and misery. She finds the taste of honey that is God's glory amidst the bitterness of life.
Voskamp, being a homeschooling mother of six, certainly appeals to readers who are mothers themselves and seek to find God's voice within the pandemonium and chaos of little feet and hands continually stirring about. Her book, though, is applicable to any reader who has sought to discover the presence and reality of God through life's ordinary moments.
She displays a writing style of her own that is unique and intriguing and often flows in a stream-of-consciousness-type format. This book is a refreshing read and even if you don't decide to make your own list of "one thousand gifts" you will no doubt finish this book with a greater awareness of the blessings that surround you and a new sense of gratitude for the great love of God.
Jessica Mokrzycki
www.ascendingthehills.blogspot.com
 

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

User Review  - Diana - Goodreads

Fantastic book, was given to me by a friend and well worth. Would like to read again for further insight. Read full review

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

User Review  - Annie - Goodreads

The premise of this book is intriguing - being grateful for all of God's blessings, and being aware of them. A great way to start; however, I was just not a fan of the way the author wrote. It was ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Teri Nelson helmboldt - Goodreads

Fabulous! I need reminders to stay in the present. I need to remember that my life is pretty awesome even on my worst day. This book is a gentle reminder to be grateful for the small things in life. Read full review

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

User Review  - Kiersten - Goodreads

Beautiful but somewhat repetitive. "Thanksgiving is the evidence of our acceptance of what he gives. It is the manifestation of our yes to his grace. It is inherent to a true salvation experience. Thanksgiving is necessary to live the well, whole, fullest life." Read full review

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User Review  - Nicole Steffan - Goodreads

Insightful and thought provoking. Great summer read. Read full review

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User Review  - Suz - Goodreads

This book will seriously change your life. Read full review

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