One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are by Ann Voskamp
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I think Ann Voskamp is a modern day mystic. Either that, or she has a way of explaining her perceptions of the world that is almost completely foreign to me. It is beautiful, yes. The way she sees, the way she perceives, the way she writes is lyrical and evocative.
So why the 3 stars? I did enjoy the book, am glad I read it, and am extra glad to have finished it. I almost had to force myself to read it ... and I'm not sure why.
Voskamp uses the idea of thankfulness as an all-encompassing focus of our walk with Christ. She explores thankfulness through good and bad events in her life. How to be thankful when it is hard? What does it mean to be thankful in union with Christ? How can thankfulness bring full expression to joy?
I take some of the theological insight with a grain of salt, but the call to thankfulness, the call to seeing all as gift from God, is a call I needed to hear.
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