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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  - Kevin Williamson - Goodreads

Excellent book. Deals wonderfully with tough questions and suffering and yet trusting God. Very unique and interesting writing style. Read full review

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

User Review  - Marjorie Tinnell - Goodreads

Really enjoyed this book. Helped me to remain focused on being grateful and looking for things to be thankful for every day. The writing may not appeal to all. It is not really a story as much as the author pouring out the thoughts in her head. Read full review

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

User Review  - Kirsten - Goodreads

Excellent book. It changed my life, truly. Ann has a writing style that can only be described as painting with words. I don't reread many books but I would read this one again definitely. Read full review

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

User Review  - Julie - Goodreads

Also a Devotional for same study. Read full review

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

User Review  - Staci Burke - Goodreads

I thought for a while that I seemed to be the only person in the world that didn't enjoy this book, but I have recently seen other reviews voicing the same things that I felt. I absolutely love the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Stephanie - Goodreads

Phenomenal. Will make you think. Read full review

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