So, to be perfectly honest, I nearly put the book down just because Ann's writing was sooo different than anything I've read before and so on the edge of not making sense. But I felt compelled to keep reading, and then it happened...there in the midst of this most unusual writing was an experience like none other...where we come face to face with God. And his Spirit in us recognizes the Spirit in the words being poured out from the depths of unimaginable grace...God's Glory shines bright through Ann Voskamp...oh how bright it shines. Read this one with eyes focused heavenward, with heart open to his Spirit, hear his voice, see God's face and Give Thanks to Jesus for EVERYTHING!
Ann's beautiful way of expressing herself deeply touched me. She writes as a poet, with words that beg to be savored. Her call to live in thankfulness is a life-changer. Thanksgiving was indeed a life-changer for her, lifting her out of a life of rush and regret and despair. Thanksgiving helped her seize the moment and appreciate all the gifts around her. This book itself is absolutely a gift.
I was just coming back onboard with the Lord when a dear friend gave me this book initially. I know God has used it in my life for perspective and gratitude at a much deeper level. Would highly recommend this book - the writing is excellent, the insights relevant, and you finish feeling like you have been having a conversation with a dear friend.