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

Editorial Review - - 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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User Review  - homeschoolmimzi - LibraryThing

UPDATE: Well, my thoughts still stand. I will re-visit this book, I think... I'm glad I read it and bought it... The writing style does bug me, so I take it in little doses... So I give it 5 stars for ... Read full review

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I have read it at least 3 times. One of those life changing books. I follow her blog. She has a ton of free resources to help you live a joyful life. Read full review

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User Review  - justindtapp - LibraryThing

This book reads like poetry, prose, and a sermon with vivid illustrations at points. Voskamp develops a theology of thanksgiving. She begins with her own realization that Luke 22:19 tells us Jesus ... Read full review

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A friend of mine invited me to venue you were coming to and I am so thankful I came. I bought one thousand gifts. Thanks for the writing of 1000 gifts. I am reading it slowly sometimes I have to reread a chapter to drink in the essences of your thankfulness. Since I started reading your book I have started my 1000 thankfulness.I have so many Euchristeo moments and when I do I feel so so I cant even find the words to describe it. It is so awesome some of the things I am thankful for. Didn't even realizes they were blessing that I need to give Euchristeo. I Have started my family in a group chat on a 100 days of thankfulness.  

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Went back and bought every copy Fairmont Walmart had-4 and gave them all away as gifts! This book shows that gratitude realized and recognized will bring life changing JOY ! Eucharisteo-communion with God is joy and you cant help but offer up the sacrifice of Thanksgiving! Thanks, Annie-just beautiful from the heart, purely golden! I was and am so blessed!  

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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 HIM!

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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

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A fabulous book,teaching us to strive for thanksgiving in all things! Ann Voscamp is personal and passionate in this book. I began to see God with the renewed perspective of a child who is well loved ... Read full review

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