Saturday, May 26, 2012

One Thousand Gifts...

My Sunday Morning Bible Study group only has 2 more weeks left of our discussion of the book "One Thousand Gifts" by Ann Voskamp...

It has been...

Revolutionary...
Challenging...
Thought Provoking...
Beautifully Poetic... (as much as I am totally a simple thinker... I have loved how she writes!)
Life Changing...

It has me looking at life, the mundane parts of my days, the challenging parts of my day, the precious parts of my days, in a totally different way than I have in the past...

It has me thinking of past experiences and hurts in a different light...

I am so thankful for picking up this book... I had picked it up months ago, but only finally cracked it open after numerous people suggested I read it... They know me and they must have known...

I can so relate to her, not in the way that she writes... but in the way that she thinks...
She certainly has been through some amazingly tough and traumatic experiences in her life and she isn't afraid to ask the tough questions... wrestle it out... take off the mask and BE REAL!  I so admire that.

I have had so many AHA moments while reading it.  I have never led a book discussion group so that part of it has been a little challenging for me.  But thankfully, the ladies have been very gracious and willing to participate and share their thoughts.   ( I will say, if you put into practice some of the lessons of the book along the way, you will get so much more out of the book)

If you have some free time this summer I would highly recommend this book to anyone... but be prepared for God to knock your socks off...

I picked up this precious book because I heard it was good and you want the honest truth????
I thought the cover was beautiful:)  But what is inside the book is far more beautiful!

5 comments:

Tesha said...

SO many people have spoken so highly about it. I really need to read it. I love to read and would read a book a week before Jonathan. I find concentrating really difficult right now and my mind wonders when I read. I will buy it and hopefully read it soon :) It sounds AMAZING, I love the new header picture {perfect}.

Anonymous said...

I am so thankful that you led this at your church -- I have been thinking about it so much since I finished it in Colorado. Love you, mary

Shauna said...

One Thousand Gifts sounds like a must read book--I'll have to grab a copy of it. I'm visiting from Tesha's link up. I love the poems you have on your page--would you mind if I copied Please Be Gentle and Remembering to put on my blog?

Beth said...

How did you do your group discussion at church??

Anonymous said...

hi sara......yes, her book is amazing. i can hardly believe someone can write like that! i don't remember if i ever mentioned the book to you, but i did think of you as i was reading it. do you read her blog? she has beautiful photography to go along with her very deep and thought-provoking words.
connie