Joy is possible - right where you are. New York Times, bestseller, One Thousand Gifts, shares the journey of one woman facing her own hard, dark days and hidden fears, and stumbling straight into the the answer of life's great riddle: What happens when you express gratitude for the life you already have? You discover the life you've always wanted. Unabridged; approx 8 hrs.; Read by author, Ann Voskamp.
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!
Ann Voskamp is a farmer's wife, the home-educating mama to a half-dozen exuberant kids, and author of One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are, a New York Times 60 week bestseller. Named by Christianity Today as one of 50 women most shaping culture and the church today, she's a writer for DaySpring, a speaker with Women of Faith, and partners with Compassion International as a global advocate for needy children.Featured on the TODAY Show, in WORLD Magazine, and Focus on the Family magazine, Ann loses library books, usually has a sink full of soaking pots, and sees empty laundry baskets rarer than a blue moon. There are gifts everywhere and the sky and the fresh mercy over the farm is large and all is grace. Her blog is a global well for the weary and soul-thirsty seeking the quiet grace of the Giver: www.aholyexperience.com. SPANISH BIO: Ann Voskamp escribe para DaySpring, division de Hallmark, es editora contribuyente de The High Calling, publicacion del ministerio The High Calling en la Internet, y defensora de los pobres a nivel mundial. Viaja para Compassion International. Hizo sus estudios en psicologia y educacion en las Universidades de York y Waterloo. Ann y su esposo son granjeros en los campos menonitas del suroeste de Ontario, donde ademas de cultivar maiz, estan criando a sus seis hijos y educandolos en su propio hogar. Ann escribio la serie A Child's Geography, que ha recibido premios y reconocimientos, y cuyas ganancias dono por entero a Compassion International. Tambien escribe a diario acerca de las maravillas que descubre en su vida cotidiana en el portal www.aholyexperience.com.