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

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Zondervan, Jan 4, 2011 - Religion - 240 pages
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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!
 

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Ann has the gift of story-telling! It is a bit difficult to understand her process of writing initially but if you stick with it a whole new world opens up to you. Would highly recommend this book to ... Read full review

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This is a great study. Be prepared to weep, laugh and grow in your walk and dependence on the Lord. Ann has a gift for writing and being used to minister to the reader! Read full review

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Contents

a word to live and die by
24
first flight
42
a sanctuary of time
62
what in the world in all this world is grace?
79
what do you want? the place of seeing god
102
seeing through the glass
122
how will he not also?
141
go lower
163
empty to fill
182
the joy of intimacy
201
afterword
223
acknowledgments
229
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Ann Voskamp's the wife of one fine, down-to-earth farmer; a book-reading mama to a posse of seven; and the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Greatest Gift and Unwrapping the Greatest Gift, and the sixty-week New York Times bestseller One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are, which has sold more than one million copies and has been translated into more than eighteen languages. 

Named by Christianity Today as one of fifty women most shaping culture and the church today, Ann knows unspoken brokenness and big country skies and an intimacy with God that touches wounded places. Millions do life with her at her daily photographic online journal, one of the Top 10 most widely read Christian websites:  www.annvoskamp.com

 

 

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