Thursday, March 24, 2011

One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp

"This book is the most gorgeous thing I've ever read. Ever. Ann Voskamp weaves the sacred and ordinary into a tapestry of grace. And each beautiful word is a thread that binds our hearts closer to God's so He can fill our hollow places with joy. This book is the real gift--one that will stay with you and keep blessing your life long after you've read the last page." --Holley Gerth, editorial director, DaySpring

I have read Ann's blog A Holy Experience for ages, and when I heard she had written a book, I was intrigued.

I waited until my local Koorong had a copy, and I went in and bought it straight away.

And I am so glad I did.

This book is a gift from God.

Through terrible pain and tragedy, Ann asks, "How can a good God..."
And, the answer is: Thanksgiving

Ann's word for it is eucharisteo.

I now find eucharisteo everywhere.

Ann was challenged by a friend to write one thousand gifts from God down. And through the journey of finding them, Ann found her life transformed. In thanksgiving, she found a new way to love God, and experience His grace.

Through her book, I have found that I am not thankful enough. I glibly skim over the many beautiful and precious gifts that God so freely gives.

So I am starting my own list, and giving thanks to God.

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