Saturday, June 15, 2013

Ann Voscamp One Thousand Gifts review & giveaway

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of One Thousand Gifts via Shelton Interactive.

As a mom that home-preschools, takes college classes, keeps house, creates art, and writes this blog, I often find myself short time to do things that I enjoy doing just for the sake of doing them.  So when my beautiful friend Kerry from my life (his mission) gifted me Ann Voscamp's book One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are, I read page 44 (my standard test for book interest).  What I briefly read on that page, made me dive into the book later on that night. 

Not even halfway through the book, I was moved to begin my own list. And what I found was amazing. Things like being thankful for dirty clothes to wash when others have none, enjoying time with my children when there are thousands of orphans in the world, and seeing a simple smile on my son's face when so many have lost their children put things in perspective for me.

Ann's words are eloquently phrased. This is not a simple, easy read. Through her prose, she gives brilliant mental images of experiences, which challenges readers to delve deep into her words. She offers a biblical outlook on how to maintain a Christ-like life as we tally up the gifts that are bestowed upon us by God. She not only inspires, but provides an indepth look at how we can overcome our thoughts and emotions in the face of tragedy, personal struggles, and the general darkness of life.    

 
In the book, Ann challenges readers to chronicle God's grace in their lives, to literally list each one as we experience them... both big and small. 
 

So, here's this:  I would like to give away a copy of Ann's One Thousand Gifts book to one of you.  In addition to the book, I'm adding in a lovely journal for you to get started exploring the 1000 gifts in your life. 




Enter through the rafflecopter form below to win the book One Thousand Gifts and this beautiful Tree of Life journal.  
 
 
 
 
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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of One Thousand Gifts via Shelton Interactive. All opinions are mine. The only compensation I received was the One Thousand Gifts book to giveaway to a reader.  Other giveaway items were purchased by myself.

10 comments:

Angela said...

My husband is one of the gifts in my life. I can't imagine my life without him. He is hard-working, gentle, funny, smart, loving and quite handsome to boot!

Chelsea said...

Being able to have children is a gift that I often take for granted. I am so blessed to have two precious sons.

Cotham Fam said...

By far the biggest gift in my life is my relationship with Jesus Christ. It's the glue that holds me together everyday.

inspiredbyfamilymag.com said...

I would love the book and journal. I own it via kindle but a hard copy would be great. Thanks for the opportunity. I have so many gifts in my life: God, husband, children, family, friends, ministry...

Marty Walden said...

My family is God's greatest gift to me. Built through adoption and blood, we've endured struggles and heartaches and endured by God' grace.

Sandra Hingst said...

My children are my greatest gift.

Camille said...

My children are gifts I treasure daily. Looks like a great book - I've added it to my "to read" list. Enjoy your blog posts too - I may end up having to homeschool preschool next year - will definitely come back for ideas if I do.

Trisha @ Inspiration Laboratories said...

When I really stop and think about it, I have so many gifts. My husband and my son are by far the most precious to me.

Anonymous said...

My family is my greatest gift. I thank God every day for my husband and children. This sounds like a lovely book to read.

maryanne @ mama smiles said...

Definitely my family. They are so wonderful!

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