One Thousand Gifts

Author: Ann Voskamp
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310412358
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Just like you, Ann Voskamp hungers to live her one life well. Forget the bucket lists that have us escaping our everyday lives for exotic experiences. “How,” Ann wondered, “do we find joy in the midst of deadlines, debt, drama, and daily duties? What does the Christ-life really look like when your days are gritty, long—and sometimes even dark? How is God even here?”In One Thousand Gifts, Ann invites you to embrace everyday blessings and embark on the transformative spiritual discipline of chronicling God's gifts. It’s only in this expressing of gratitude for the life we already have, we discover the life we've always wanted ... a life we can take, give thanks for, and break for others. We come to feel and know the impossible right down in our bones: we are wildly loved — by God. Let Ann's beautiful, heart-aching stories of the everyday give you a way of seeing that opens your eyes to ordinary amazing grace, a way of being present to God that makes you deeply happy, and a way of living that is finally fully alive. Come live the best dare of all!

One Thousand Gifts

Author: Ann Voskamp
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ISBN: 9780310334859
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The author reflects on moments of grace in her own life as she invites readers to embrace a life of gratitude and realize God's presence in everyday experiences.

One Thousand Gifts Devotional

Author: Ann Voskamp
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310330262
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Following the New York Times Bestseller, One Thousand Gifts -- a guide to giving thanks and finding joy in all aspects of life -- Ann Voskamp returns with this companion One Thousand Gifts Devotional. How in the world do we find real joy and experience grace in the midst of deadlines, debt, drama, and all these daily duties? These sixty reflections, each one like a singular tree, invite you to take wing into a forest of graces. Glimpses of grace that will lead you into your own lifestyle of Christ-focus and communion. Into how your desperate need of Him every moment is wildly met with His extravagant love for you. As practical as profound, this devotional offers real life transformation with intentional space to begin the radical habit of thanking God for your own one thousand gifts. The endless grace of our overflowing God, it's meant to be experienced directly. The most important thing is simply to begin. Pick up a pen and this book -- and change your life. Take the dare to fully live! God's just waiting to bless you with the greatest gift of all—more and more of Himself....

Selections from One Thousand Gifts

Author: Ann Voskamp
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780310313540
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Offers excerpts from the author's reflections on moments of grace in her own life and her invitation to readers to embrace a life of gratitude and realize God's presence in everyday experiences, accompanied by her own photographs.

Be the Gift

Author: Ann Voskamp
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310095328
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Be the Gift, by New York Times–bestselling author Ann Voskamp, will challenge and encourage you to listen to God and look for opportunities to be His gift to others. The idea that even in the depths of our own brokenness God can use each of us to be a gift to someone else is powerful—that He makes each of us enough to give to someone else. Just as powerful is the realization that in becoming God’s gifts to others, our lives become more abundant: “Maybe the only abundant way forward is always to give forward.” Ideas this powerful need to be put into action. Live out the messages in Ann’s bestselling books, The Broken Way and One Thousand Gifts, with Be the Gift, a practical guide that takes you through each day of the year with ways to bless those around you. Featuring selections from The Broken Way and Ann’s blog, beautifully designed quotations, inspirational verses, and Ann’s signature photography, this gorgeous book will be an incredible gift to any loved one. It also includes pages of perforated gift tags in the back to include with a meal dropped off for an ailing friend or a pie baked for a friendly neighbor or even passed to a friend with a much-loved book. One Thousand Gifts encouraged readers to live a life of thanksgiving and to chronicle the gifts from God in their everyday lives. The Broken Way reminded that freedom is not found beyond fear and pain, but within it. Now Be the Gift will unpack and chronicle the next step to really live in communion—opening ourselves up to givenness in spite of our brokenness.

The Way of Abundance

Author: Ann Voskamp
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310351294
Format: PDF, ePub
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What do you do when you wake up and feel like you're not enough for your life? Or when you look out the kitchen window as dusk falls and wonder how do you live when life keeps breaking your heart? As Ann Voskamp writes, “great grief isn't meant to fit inside your body. It's why your heart breaks.” And each of us holds enough brokenness to overflow—to be given as the greatest story of our lives. In sixty vulnerably soulful stories, The Way of Abundance moves from self-weary brokenness to Christ-focused givenness. Drawing from the critically acclaimed, New York Times bestseller The Broken Way and Ann's online essays, this devotional dares us to embrace brokenness as a gift that moves us to givenness as a way to draw closer to the heart of God. Christ Himself broke like bread, giving Himself to us so we might have a lifelong communion with Him. Could it be that our brokenness is also a gift to the world? This gentle but exquisitely profound book does nothing less than take you on an intimate journey of the soul. As Ann writes, "The wound in His side proves that Jesus is always on the side of the suffering, the wounded, the busted, the broken." Discover how surrendering in unexpected ways is the first step toward receiving what you long for. Discover the good news that your beauty is not in your strength but in your fragility. Discover why your healing shines radiant through your wounds—and how only in brokenness will you ever be whole—and find the way to the abundance you were meant for.

The Broken Way Study Guide with DVD

Author: Ann Voskamp
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780310821106
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Broken comes in all ways and all sizes. Over all of our broken chaos there's Jesus hanging on the cross, Jesus agonizing over all our brokenness, Jesus bleeding here in our mess. Our brokenness is made whole by His brokenness.

The Greatest Gift

Author: Ann Voskamp
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 1414388519
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Thousands of readers have already fallen in love with Ann Voskamp’s One Thousand Gifts, and this Christmas, Ann will help readers celebrate the lineage and the majesty of God’s greatest gift—Jesus Christ. In what is sure to become an instant holiday classic, Voskamp reaches back into the pages of the Old Testament to explore the lineage of Jesus via the advent tradition of “The Jesse Tree.” Beginning with Jesse, the father of David, The Greatest Gift retraces the epic pageantry of mankind, from Adam to the Messiah, with each day’s reading pointing to the coming promise of Christ. Sure to become a holiday staple in every Christian home, The Greatest Gift is the perfect gift for the holidays and a timeless reminder of the true meaning of Christmas.

One Thousand Blessings

Author: David McLaughlan
Publisher: Barbour Publishing
ISBN: 9781634092302
Format: PDF, Kindle
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What do a thousand blessings look like? It looks like a life lived as God would have us live it--in praise and appreciation! This beautiful and inspiring journal is a real life list of the everyday ways God blesses us and includes prompts for you to write down your own everyday blessings. One Thousand Blessings encourages you to live a life filled with gratitude and wonder at both the ordinary and extraordinary ways our Creator chooses to bless those He loves.

The Broken Way Study Guide

Author: Ann Voskamp
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 031082107X
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In this six-session video Bible study (DVD/digital video sold separately), New York Times bestselling author Ann Voskamp takes us on a personal journey along the broken way. The broken way beckons you into more time, more meaning, more authentic relationships. There’s a way, especially when things aren’t shaping up quite like you imagined, that makes life take the shape of more—more abundance, more intimacy, more God. Ann Voskamp asks the following questions not one of us can afford to ignore: How do you live your one broken life? What does it mean to live cruciform and learn to receive? What do you do if you really want to know abundant wholeness—before it’s too late? There’s a way of honest, transformative power. Dare to take the broken way—to abundance. Sessions include: How Do We Live This One Broken Life? Living Cruciform Learning to Receive Real Koinonia Embracing Inconvenience Who We Serve Designed for use with The Broken Way Video Study 9780310820741 (sold separately).