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One Thousand Gifts A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are Author:Ann Voskamp Drawing heartbreaking beauty out of the simplest of details, Ann Voskamp invites you into her grace-bathed life of farming, parenting, and writing---and deeper still into your own life. Here you will discover a way of seeing that opens your eyes to thanksgiving, a way of living so you are not afraid to die, and a way of becoming present to God t... more »hat brings you deep and lasting joy.« less
This book has challenged me to live life differently after reading it. . .Ann Voskamp shares snippets of her life in a series of essays. The first couple echo her hurting heart and the rest offer pieces of how she changed spiritually through another's dare to give thanks for 1000 gifts. Ultimately her list of God-given gifts turns into better relationships, especially with the Giver of those gifts, and continuing a lifetime of giving thanks.
Even in facing her life's challenges, her prose is beautiful. This is one I have to keep; this is one to re-read as I make my own list of 1,000 gifts. I highly recommend it. Also, it is a Christian book and faith in Christ is a key component of this book.
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A bit of a hard read at some points in the style that it is written, but filled with such challenging goodness. Worth the read! It has challenged me to keep my eyes & ears open to the "gifts" in my own life.
Not a book I would recommend. I couldn't get past page 27. I try to give every book I read the benefit of the doubt and read to page 100. This one I just couldn't stick with it. It gave me a headache trying to understand her style of writing. Voskamp's style of writing is choppy and uses way too many adjectives. I am sorry I wasted $5.00 on this book.