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Recommended Reads: One Thousand Gifts

In our Everyday Thanksgivings we are looking at the ways in which we can be thankful. We pray our posts encourage you to seek joy and find the little thanksgiving on a daily basis in all circumstances. Check out this book, if you would like to continue to dig deeper into the daily thanksgivings of life. 


One Thousand Gifts – Ann Voskamp

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As a child, her sister was crushed under a truck in front of her and her mother.  Consequently, her mother checked herself into a psychiatric hospital and her father couldn’t find God.  As an adult, she stood beside her brother-in-law as he buried his first two sons.  Voskamp is a wife and mother who does not grin through the pain but battles to believe that in God is joy, and that there are as many gifts amid the grittiness of life as in the moments of celebration.

In One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are, Ann strives to find the meaning of life and fully embrace the surprising truth from the final scenes of Jesus’ earthly life.  In the hours before Jesus’ execution, he took bread and gave thanks.  This fresh, heart-wrenching book unveils the long forgotten wonder that through the imitation of Christ’s thankfulness, we too can experience a life of joy.

Review: Carly Cates

This book opened my eyes to so many things.  It taught me what it really means to choose joy whenever fear makes life small.  Voskamp’s writing is poetic.  It is an vulnerable, amazing, encouraging read that you can really let your mind settle in.  The words in this book stick with you long after you put it down.  Voskamp writes down 1,000 things she is thankful for throughout this book and makes you want to jot down little gifts throughout your days as well.

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