How do you find joy when your life is filled with sadness?
How do you find meaning when you’re surrounded by the mundane?
How do you go from ordinary to extraordinary?
It all begins with gratitude.
Selections From One Thousand Gifts – Finding Joy In What Really Matters is a small book filled with exquisite photography and profound insights from Ann Voskamp and her best-selling book One Thousand Gifts, which graced the New York Times best-seller list for over 30 weeks.
It’s the perfect gift to give yourself and someone special in your life. It’s a book you’ll treasure for years to come.
Central to the theme of the book is a challenge that stems from a dare a friend once gave Ann:
Can you list a thousand things you love?
A thousand blessings?
A thousand gifts?
It’s a challenge that changed Ann’s life. It’s a challenge that will change our lives too.
Along the way, we will discover God’s blessings and God’s grace as He awakens and transforms us. As Ann observes:
Fullness of joy is discovered only in the emptying of will.
And I can empty because counting His graces has awakened me
To how He cherishes me, holds, me, passionately values me.
I am full of His love.
I can trust.
I can let go.
Surrender that gives thanks for what is given –
That is joy!
And so, we are encouraged to begin our own journey of transformation – our own journey of a thousand gifts.
Figuring Life Out – A Video Excerpt From One Thousand Gifts
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Ann Voskamp is an award-winning author who writes for Dayspring and Christianity Today and travels for Compassion International. She’s also a homeschooling mom of six who once upon a time left the university she was attending – on full scholarship – to marry her high school sweetheart, her father’s hired farmhand. You can read more about Ann and her amazing life at:
- A Holy Experience
- One Thousand Gifts
- Interview With Author Ann Voskamp
- One Thousand Gifts Author Hasn’t Let Success Change Her Even As Her Book Is Changing Lives
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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book from Shelton Interactive for review purposes. I was not compensated for this review, nor was I required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.