What does the Christ-life look like when your days are gritty, long, and even dark? Based on Ann Voskamp's book, One Thousand Gifts, she reveals the discovery that will open your eyes to ordinary, amazing grace regardless of your circumstances. This five-session, video-based study will help you learn, practice, and begin to live out the secrets of a joyful heart. Approx. 111 total minutes. Study guide sold separately.
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Format: DVD Vendor: Zondervan Publication Date: 2012 ISBN: 0310684390
ISBN-13: 9780310684398 UPC: 025986684396 Availability: In Stock
This five-session DVD, designed as a component of the small group Bible study, One Thousand Gifts, features best-selling author Ann Voskamp as she helps watchers ponder the questions of finding joy in midst of everything from the typical grind daily chores and deadlines to the calamity every person eventually faces. How, Ann muses, do you break the bondage of fear that has white-knuckle control on your life and instead embrace the everyday blessings that immerse you in Christs fullness? How can you live life with a heart overflowing with delight? In this five-session, video-based small group bible study, Ann encourages participants to take on the life-changing discipline of journaling God's gifts---to find the good in life in all circumstances. Its only in this expression of gratitude for the life we already have, that we discover the life we've always wanted a life we can take, give thanks for, and use to serve others. In it, we come to feel and know the impossible right down to our core: We are wildly loved by God. Embark on this personal, honest and fresh exploration of what it means to be deeply fulfilled, wholly happy, and fully alive. This DVD is designed for use together with the One Thousand Gifts Participant Guide (sold separately) and includes discussion questions for individuals and groups, between session devotions, DVD teaching overviews, and a helpful leaders guide. When used in together, the small group study DVD and Participant Guide provide you with a practical tool that can grow your faith. Sessions include: 1. Attitude of Gratitude2. Grace in the Moment3. All is Grace4. Trust: The Bridge to Joy5. Empty to Fill
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.