One Thousand Gifts

One Thousand Gifts

A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are

By Ann Voskamp

Zondervan, Hardcover, 9780310321910, 237pp.

Publication Date: January 2011


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

About the Author
Ann Voskamp is a farmer s wife, the home-educating mama to a half-dozen exuberant kids, and the author of the New York Times bestseller One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are. Named by Christianity Today as one of the leading 50 women most shaping culture and the church today, she s a writer for DaySpring and a speaker with Women of Faith. She has been featured on The Today Show and in WORLD magazine and Focus on the Family magazine. Ann can be found writing about messy grace and a magnificent God at