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One Thousand Gifts Devotional

Reflections on Finding Everyday Graces
$14.99
Format: Hardcover

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Quick Overview:

This One Thousand Gifts Devotional includes sixty devotions inspired by the New York Times bestseller One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp. Each devotion provides a daily Scripture and prayer, inviting you to go deeper into the concept of grace explored in her book and on her blog. You will also have the opportunity to record your own thoughts of gratitude---your one thousand gifts---in a special section at the back of the book.
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Following the New York Times Bestseller, One Thousand Gifts -- a guide to giving thanks and finding joy in all aspects of life -- Ann Voskamp returns with this companion One Thousand Gifts Devotional. How in the world do we find real joy and experience grace in the midst of deadlines, debt, drama, and all these daily duties? These sixty reflections, each one like a singular tree, invite you to take wing into a forest of graces. Glimpses of grace that will lead you into your own lifestyle of Christ-focus and communion. Into how your desperate need of Him every moment is wildly met with His extravagant love for you. As practical as profound, this devotional offers real life transformation with intentional space to begin the radical habit of thanking God for your own one thousand gifts. The endless grace of our overflowing God, it's meant to be experienced directly. The most important thing is simply to begin. Pick up a pen and this book -- and change your life. Take the dare to fully live! God's just waiting to bless you with the greatest gift of all---more and more of Himself....
Contributor Ann Voskamp
Short Bio Ann Voskamp

Ann Voskamp is wife of one good farmer, the home-educating mama to a half-dozen exuberant kids, and author of the New York Times Bestseller, The Greatest Gift, and One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are, a New York Times 60 week bestseller that has sold more than one million copies, the royalties of which the Voskamp family has given all away, the joy always in giving the gift back. 

Named by Christianity Today as one of 50 women most shaping culture and the church today, and a partner with Compassion International as a global advocate for needy children, Ann's a regular loser of library books, usually has a sink full of soaking pots, sees empty laundry baskets rarer than a blue moon, and believes that the sky and fresh mercy over the farm is large and all is grace. Her blog, one of the Top 10 Christian blogs on the web, has become a daily well for the weary and soul-thirsty:  www.aholyexperience.com.

UPC 025986315443
ISBN-10 0310315441
ISBN-13 9780310315445
Publish Date Nov 20, 2012
Weight (lbs) 0.9200
Height 8.25
Width 6.25
Length 256.00
Length Unit Pages
Publisher Zondervan
Price $14.99
Format Hardcover
Language English

Customer Reviews

Review by thatbaldchick
Overall Rating
I've not read the One Thousands Gifts book, by Ann Voskamp, that inspired this devotional. I am, however, adding it to the list of books that I want to add to my stack. This is an inspirational devotional and journal that is both heartwarming and uplifting.

***Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): I received the aforementioned product from Zondervan to facilitate an honest review. All opinions are my own*** (Posted on 12/9/14)
Review by Jamie
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“Is thankfulness really but the deep, contented breath of peacefulness?”

I’m always looking for a quality devotional, especially as each year comes to a close. I love knowing I can start over with new wisdom and insight. Having come across Ann Voskamp’s new devotional based off her bestselling book, I can say I’m excited to have this in my library, but share it with others as well!

With each daily devotion starting with a scripture and ending with a prayer and space to write thoughts and prayers (although depending on the length of the devotional, there were a few that didn’t have space or the lines were few), this devotional is truly a gift. It’s a gift to bring you to a place (whether for the first time or back again), where you once again can see and respond to God’s goodness.

"We give thanks to God not because of how we feel but because of who He is."

Through Voskamp’s beautiful and touching writing, a reader can’t help but be drawn more to God and experience more of Him. There’s also a journal pages full of quotes in the back with numbered lines, so if you haven’t, you can join in the original challenge of writing out 1,000 gifts. I’m new to Voskamp’s books these past few months, so I’m excited about focusing on this in the coming year.

Did you go through a devotional this year? I’d love to know what you you’ve gone through, have loved or are looking forward to!

(Thank you to Zondervan for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review)

Originally posted at http://booksandbeverages.org/2014/12/05/one-thousand-gifts-devotional-ann-voskamp-book-review/ (Posted on 12/8/14)
Review by Jackie
Overall Rating
Ann Voskamp has a way with words that draws the reader’s heart closer to God. She never writes for her own promotion. She doesn’t ever come across as haughty or know-it-all. She knows what it is to strain for more of God. More of His joy. More of His peace. These sixty devotionals are filled with that longing for more of God.

{I received this book from Zondervan in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and a good review was not guaranteed.} (Posted on 11/8/14)
Review by Jalynn
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About the Book:

Following the success of One Thousand Gifts, her guide to giving thanks and finding joy in all aspects of life, Ann Voskamp returns with this One Thousand Gifts Devotional. Follow in her footsteps, and find 'joy in the midst of deadlines, debt, drama and daily duties.' The sixty devotions in the One Thousand Gifts Devotional explore the simple graces and the hard graces we all experience every day of our lives. Each devotion provides a daily Scripture and prayer and invites you to go deeper into the concept of grace explored in her book and on her blog, www.aholyexperience.com. One Thousand Gifts has provided inspiration to many Christians swept up in the chaos of everyday life, and now you have the opportunity to respond with your own list of one thousand gifts.

About the Author:

Ann Voskamp is wife of one good farmer, the home-educating mama to a half-dozen exuberant kids, and author of the New York Times Bestseller, The Greatest Gift, and One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are, a New York Times 60 week bestseller that has sold more than one million copies, the royalties of which the Voskamp family has given all away, the joy always in giving the gift back.

My Review:

Ann Voskamp has been a favorite of mine. She is very simple but she also can cut right through you to get to the heart of the matter. She shows us in the devotional that is meant to be the companion to her best selling book, One Thousand Gifts that God is in all things and His grace extends over into all areas of your life. Whatever it is, big or small, if you let Him, He is there. In One Thousand Gifts Devotional: Reflections on Finding Everyday Grace, there are 60 devotions and plenty of places throughout the book to journal but the author invites you to take the everyday things and see Gods grace in them.

Once you start looking it really is too hard to stop looking because His grace is something that shows itself almost immediately. My favorite devotional out of the entire book if I could only pick one would have to be Dark Grace. The words are so touching that they seem like light melting through you. She writes about her experiences and those of others in very touching ways. I love reading her work because her words speak to me heart in the most immeasurable ways!

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the Z Blog Squad and Zondervan. (Posted on 11/5/14)
Review by Sally
Overall Rating
How can we find real joy when we are struggling with debt, daily obligations and stress? Ann Voskamp has compiled 60 reflections of grace that will help you to keep your life focused on Christ.

A beautiful hard-cover book with lined pages for your reflections and an attached ribbon page marker are just a few of the things that make the physical part of this book appealing. All of the devotions begin with scripture from several versions of the Bible, such as KJV, ESV, NEB, MSG and NASB just to name a few, making it easy to understand and all the devotions end with a short prayer. MS Voskamp often asks a question in the course of the devotion that will cause some deep soul-searching such as “What makes God angry?” “What is the root of sin?” She then takes it a step further and helps you explore the answers to the questions posed. She also shows again and again by the scriptures when we fail, God doesn’t turn away from us.

When I first started reading this devotional for review, I randomly chose them by title, but soon realized I would be going back and daily read these devotions as they deal with things that sabotage my lack of daily happiness, such as thanklessness, lack of grace, anger and pain, etc.

These are beautifully written and thought-provoking devotionals. I would highly recommend them, especially if you are looking for a way to have a closer walk with God.
Disclosure: I was given a copy of this book by the publisher, Zondervan, for an honest review. I was not required to write a favorable review nor was I compensated for my review. The opinions in this review are my own.
(Posted on 10/28/14)

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