Thursday, February 24, 2011

Reading Now: One Thousand Gifts

by Ann Voskamp 

A few weeks ago, out in blogland there was a huge buzz about this book. I had to read it. In fact, I purchased it the day it was released in stores. That night I mowed through the first seventy-five pages. I found it all lovely. Yet, I couldn't help notice that I was rushing through it. This is not a book to rush through. 

Ann has a very unique writing style that takes a bit to get used to. I took the time to go back and reread the chapters that I had so hastily plowed through. So glad I did. This is not a light, fluffy, and easy book. It is challenging. It will have you squirming on the inside. You will connect with the stories. You will nod your head in agreement. Have a pen or pencil ready to underline those passages that will jump at you.

The (in)courage blog is hosting an online bookclub of this book! Check out the video book discussions featuring Ann Voskamp.

Get ready to have your faith walk challenged!


  1. Sounds like a good book...I love the cover photo of a nest with eggs! This is the first I've actually heard of it...

  2. i'm going to have to check this out. amazon reviewers definitely liked it! like your new blog :).

  3. I'm reading it, too. I'm on Chapter 7 and it rocks my world. I think part of it is seeing her on the book club vlogs. It's so awesome to HEAR her after reading.