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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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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 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
 

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User Review  - homeschool mom - Christianbook.com

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

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

User Review  - FetchingSights - Christianbook.com

So, to be perfectly honest, I nearly put the book down just because Ann's writing was sooo different than anything I've read before and so on the edge of not making sense. But I felt compelled to keep ... Read full review

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User Review  - mysolidrock - Overstock.com

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

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

User Review  - heather - Christianbook.com

This is a wonderful book to help someone to greive or to move on and not get stuck in their sadness. Read full review

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

User Review  - Lou D - Christianbook.com

Ann's beautiful way of expressing herself deeply touched me. She writes as a poet, with words that beg to be savored. Her call to live in thankfulness is a life-changer. Thanksgiving was indeed a life ... Read full review

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