of customers would recommend this product to a friend.
corky5 Stars Out Of 5September 26, 2013corkyQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The only thing I'm disappointed in is the binding. It's beautiful but doesn't hold up well.
KIMBERLILLYindianaAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Excellent, thought-provoking daily devotionalsJanuary 11, 2013KIMBERLILLYindianaAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I not only recommend this book, I've bought one for every close friend of mine. It applies to everyone.
MaTo2boysAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5The quality of this product is phenomenal.December 7, 2012MaTo2boysAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I love the quality of this book from the way it is built, to the way it is laid out. This book is helping me to change my focus from one of bitterness to one of joy.
JanetBelton, TXAge: 45-54Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5Inspiration to Practice GratitudeNovember 1, 2012JanetBelton, TXAge: 45-54Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Last year about this time, I read Ann Voskamp's book "One Thousand Gifts" for the first time. (Yes. There will be a second time someday!) I loved it so much, I went right out and bought copies for my mom and daughter-in law. Now I've discovered her new "One Thousand Gifts Devotional" and just may have go out buying copies for gifts again.
This book is just that inspiring!
To begin with, Voskamp's writing style is truly unique. It's a combination of poetry and literature and rambling sentences full of devotion to God and living His way. Voskamp paints pictures with her words that one can't help but see clearly. It's almost like visiting her farm every day.
Better yet, Voskamp helps her readers understand what really matters in this life: developing a genuine attitude of thanksgiving that carries one into God's Presence and keeps one there. All the time.
Her first book introduced the concept. This second helps readers practice on a daily basis as they read and reflect on sixty grace-related devotionals. In fact, the book includes lines at the end of each chapter for personal gratitude lists with a numbered set of lines at the back of the book for listing one's own noted one thousand gifts.
I received a complimentary copy of this book for my honest review. I'll most definitely have to add it to my list of one thousand gifts. I earnestly recommend this book to you.
Heather KingGloucester, VAAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5One Thousand Gifts DevotionalOctober 29, 2012Heather KingGloucester, VAAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Ann Voskamp's new devotional, One Thousand Gifts Devotional: Reflections on Finding Everyday Graces, continues her journey of learning to see with eyes focused on grace in the midst of everyday life. She teaches about gratitude and trusting God without overlooking the pain of life at times or the troubles we stumble upon. She is willing to ask the hard question: How do we give thanks for the hard and the ugly?
If you fell in love with the book One Thousand Gifts, you'll already be familiar with Voskamp's highly poetic writing style. The first time I read her original book, I felt as if I couldn't breathe for two days. It was so beautiful, it hurt. When I finished reading, I just sucked in one deep long breath of beauty and thankfulness and conviction and heart-change.
This devotional continues her initial project of keeping a gratitude list with the goal of finding 1000 gifts, 1000 reasons to give praise. She ranges from being thankful for rainy days and her children gathered around the table to bread rising in the oven and the way the moon shines over the fields. The devotional ends with pages for you to write down your own 1000 gifts.
Many of the devotionals are based on material from her original book, so this would be a review or reminder for some readers. By offering daily slices, though, it's a little like forcing you to take it slow and make this a way of life, not just a quick read. And who doesn't need a reminder to stop, slow down, cease hurrying, and stop missing out on moments of praise throughout every single day? There are also some new devotionals included, so it's not all old content reformatted.
I can't say this is a traditional devotional with a brief, one-page text. But it's lovely and challenging. Each day begins with a Scripture and ends with a prayer and when you've spent 60 days focusing on gratitude and grace, hopefully you will "Awaken to the holiness of life" (1 Cor. 15:34, MSG).
I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."