a truly inspirational book! "Life-changing" is not a phrase I normally use, but this book is really, really good. Ann takes you through her discovery of "eucharisteo," as she practices applying it to her daily life, deepening her relationship with God, & allowing Him access to change her heart-- altering her view of & reaction to the daily normals & difficults, & bringing real healing to some deep old wounds.. A great, practical guide to experiencing & living real thankfulness. :)
This is one of my favorite books that I have ever read. It is raw and incredibly touching. I really enjoy the way that Ann Voskamp writes. It's like living poetry. This book will change you. And if you decide to take the challenge of listing gifts yourself, this book will continue to speak into your life for a very long time. What a blessing.
It was a very good book. It was hard to get into, at first, at least for me. Her writing style is different than I am used to. But a great reminder of being thankful for God's many gifts. Now on to the Journal and my 1000 gifts I see in my life. I want to start over and read it again. I feel I might need a reminder down the road. Making sure I am thankful on a daily, hourly, minute by minute basis. We live because of Him. We need to thank Him for it. Even through the trials life throws at us. And she had many. Can I say I am faithful through it all.
Wow! "All fear is but the notion that God's love ends." p, 161
February 10, 2015
pastor wife mom of 4
new york ny
What a great blessing this book has been to me. I began reading it after several losses and I almost put it down in the first chapter. I'm so thankful I did not. Since then I read a chapter at a time. Stealing away in my room for a new revelation. As I near the end, I would love to sit with the writer over a cup of tea and talk about our Awesome God! Our Love that Never Ends. Our Redeemer. She is a sister in Christ. Reading her book is like walking with her through the sorrows and watching God reveal Himself to her, and me. I also enjoyed reading the book aloud to my husband. We are constantly underlining and quoting her. My husband has been asking me to buy more so he can share it. I plan to send one to my sister whose husband is struggling and suffering with ALS almost a year, now. Not many books can speak to that kind of pain. Thank you, God for healing (a continual process!) Ann Voscamp and gifting her with such a unique writing style. Thank you that your LOVE never ends! You are a Real God. We can trust you for it all! Eucharisteo. Thank you!