One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are by Ann VoskampOne Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are by Ann Voskamp

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

byAnn Voskamp

Hardcover | January 26, 2011

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Drawing heartbreaking beauty out of the simplest of details, New York Times bestselling author 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 ordinary amazing grace, a way of living that is fully alive, and a way of becoming present to God that brings you deep and lasting joy.

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!

For extended study into the One Thousand Gifts message, Ann has also created the One Thousand Gifts video study and study guide, a One Thousand Gifts devotional, and a special gift edition. This title is also available in Spanish, Millar de Obsequios. 

Ann Voskamp is 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 One Thousand Gifts, which has sold more than one million copies and has been translated into more than twenty-one languages, and The Broken Way. Named by Christianity Today as one of fift...
Title:One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You AreFormat:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 8.31 × 5.81 × 0.88 inPublished:January 26, 2011Publisher:ZondervanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0310321913

ISBN - 13:9780310321910


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good content, but hard to read I love the content of this book and the idea of practicing gratitude in all circumstances. Unfortunately, the overly poetic writing style made this book hard to follow at times and difficult to read.
Date published: 2017-12-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from love this book Great book with great reminders to be filled with gratitude. The author does have a unique writing style that one does have to get used to.
Date published: 2017-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful A great reminder to give thanks and gratitude for all the gifts we are given. Love this book. Full of grace and good for a soul.
Date published: 2017-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Graceful Words spoken to a worn-out and treadover heart. I was touched by her words. I had a hard time with the first few pages. I thought it was something different. But I gave it a chance...I'm so glad I did. I was challenged and I found the grace I'd been looking for.
Date published: 2017-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Eloquent and Beautiful Ann's words are beautiful and powerful - allowing you to connect with your own story as she shares her own. I also happened to pick up the leather binding of this book and it is lovely - just like the words it holds.
Date published: 2017-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Inspiring I love how Ann Voskamp's books are always so intimate. You feel like you are right there with her, seeing what she's seeing and feeling what she's feeling. She contemplates real life, everyday things, and how these are God's gift to us, how we can be more thankful for them and how they bless us.
Date published: 2017-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love every minute of it. Great read, love Ann's work!
Date published: 2017-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! I have loved and treasured this book for years. Ann Voskamp's writing is a gift to us.
Date published: 2017-02-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Surprisingly unenjoyable It was a big surprise to me that I didn't enjoy this book. It really rings true to a lot of my own beliefs and the ability to be appreciative of the small things in life. Unfortunately, I felt that this read in a style that was unappealing to me. Almost poetic for the length of the book? I'm sure that style really appealed to many but not me. Again, I really appreciate and love the message that this book is about so I'm glad it is out there, I just wish that I had enjoyed it more.
Date published: 2016-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful This book will seriously capture your attention. It had me in tears at times. I think everyone can relate to the story being told. And honestly I don't think I have ever read a more beautiful account of every day life.
Date published: 2016-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Must Read Very poetic. Beautifully written. Inspirational and challenging. Will make you want to count the blessings in your own life and get you to open your eyes to all the amazing and unexpected gifts that are all around you, all the time, every day. And will make you see God, the hard times, the challenges, and even the heart break, in a whole new light. Highly recommend this book!
Date published: 2016-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must have for every women! I’ve heard so much about this book before I requested it. Many kept saying how life changing it would be to read it. I was picked by curiosity and decided to review it. From the first chapter, I sense that the author was unto something. After all she has many followers on her blog and many are walking into her footsteps of gratitude on their own blog as well. I was hooked. I also follow in her footsteps since I started reading her book. Weekly, I post my gifts from the previous weeks. Sometimes I even include some pictures. Ann has touched my heart and helped me to switch my thinking. It’s a 180 degree turn – let me tell you. In the midst of our daily life, when you think that maybe life would be different without certain things, you see what you have in a different way. I am homeschooling my four kids. There are days when it’s not easy while other days are just plain fun. I have doubts sometimes. But when I take Ann’s perspective and see the little things that blesses me on a daily basis, I am not feeling as discourage or stressed. It is a good therapy and way cheaper than going to see someone I find. Anne pours out her heart in this book and somehow I feel closer to her as I get to know her thoughts, her emotions, her dreams, her struggles and so on. She based her book on a simple word – Eucharisteo – which means to be grateful, feel thankful, give thanks. But how can you be grateful in the midst of business struggles, problems, a busy family, homeschool to be done,… You get the picture I think. Well it’s simply to sit down and see what is a blessing in the midst of all this. Simple things like a son old enough to babysit his own siblings who are napping so I can go get some brown sugar because he wants to make chocolate chip cookies (it just happened today!). I have come into realizing that being blessed can be done in a multitude of ways – neighbors bringing blueberries from Lac St-Jean, friends calling to let us know they have clothes for us, a couple giving us a foosball table for the kids to play with, four bookcases found at the curb since spring, the birds flying in the sky, the plants given to us so we can have a more beautiful entrance, a squirrel walking on the fence when we never seen one in the area before, frogs, loons on the lake, our RV, my husband, my kids, homeschooling them – yes even if there are days that are more difficult… There are also blessings in disguise which are blessings you wouldn’t expect when someone give you something. We had one experienced like this recently. Needless to say, my eyes are more opened now and I can see them more easily. So I thank Anne for writing the book One Thousand Gifts and I plan to continue the challenge to list my one thousand gifts from above. I would like to challenge every one of my readers (and my family and friends) to read Anne’s book. Your perspective will change – guaranteed!
Date published: 2011-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Inspiring and challenging I love this book and the way Ann teaches us all to see the gifts of beauty and goodness all around us - God present in our lives, blessing us in the most mundane and ordinary places. It is truly life changing to choose to see gifts in every moment and express gratitude for where we are right now and what we have (not where we're planning to go and what we're hoping to get). These lessons in gratitude bring huge blessings of peace, contentment and joy in the everyday. And what a great book to share with friends...I've been giving this book to girlfriends and spreading the joy of its wisdom.
Date published: 2011-06-24

Editorial Reviews

Ann Voskamp invites us to slow down, to learn how to live the full life of eucharisteo (with grace, thanksgiving, joy) regardless of circumstances. With lovely word pictures inspired by everyday life in her family and on her farm, she writes about her struggle to live joyfully amid sin and sorrow and suffering.