Sunday, June 16, 2013

One Thousand Gifts

One Thousand Gifts
A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are
Ann Voskamp

Suffering from tragedy in her life, the author reached out to a friend to complain. The email she received in reply would change her life and the lives of countless others. She was counseled to find three things each day to be thankful for. At the end of the year she would have a list of one thousand gifts from God. Gifts that she might not have otherwise noticed were written down and the Joy Dare was born. This book was written around that idea - to find joy in everything and everywhere. 

This book is one that I can honestly say changed my life. It was first brought to my attention by a friend. We began reading it for our Bible study in conjunction with doing the Joy Dare. My eyes were opened to so many things I'd previously complained about. This book is not all joy and laughter though. Each chapter brought conviction and a resolve to be more positive. It will touch your soul and leave you changed for the better if you will let it. The author has a beautiful gift with words and reading each chapter was a joy itself. But she was also blessed with some inspirational insights that are reflected though out the book. I will be keeping and re-reading this book while I hope for another from this author.

I received this book free of charge from Shelton Interactive in exchange for my honest review.

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