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!
For extended study into the One Thousand Gifts message, Ann has also created the One Thousand Gifts video study and study guide. This title is also available in Spanish, Millar de Obsequios. For more of Ann's story, her latest release - The Broken Way - is available now.
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.
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....
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.
*New York Times Bestseller*
Not one thing in your life is more important than figuring out how to live in the face of unspoken pain.
New York Times bestselling author of One Thousand Gifts Ann Voskamp sits at the edge of her life and all of her own unspoken brokenness and asks: What if you really want to live abundantly before it's too late? What do you do if you really want to know abundant wholeness? This is the one begging question that’s behind every single aspect of our lives—and one that The Broken Way rises up to explore in the most unexpected ways.
This one's for the lovers and the sufferers. For those whose hopes and dreams and love grew so large it broke their willing hearts. This one's for the busted ones who are ready to bust free, the ones ready to break molds, break chains, break measuring sticks, and break all this bad brokenness with an unlikely good brokenness. You could be one of the Beloved who is broken—and still lets yourself be loved.
You could be one of them, one who believes freedom can be found not only beyond the fear and pain, but actually within it.
You could discover and trust this broken way—the way to not be afraid of broken things.
“How,” Ann muses, “do you break the bondage of fear that has white-knuckle control on your life and instead embrace the everyday blessings that immerse you in Christ’s fullness? How can you live life with a heart overflowing with delight?”
In this study, Ann encourages participants to take on the life-changing discipline of journaling God's gifts—to find the good in life in all circumstances. It’s only in this expression of gratitude for the life we already have, that we discover the life we've always wanted … a life we can take, give thanks for, and use to serve others. In it, we come to feel and know the impossible right down to our core: We are wildly loved by God.
Embark on this personal, honest and fresh exploration of what it means to be deeply fulfilled, wholly happy, and fully alive.
Sessions include:Attitude of GratitudeGrace in the MomentAll Is GraceTrust: The Bridge to JoyEmpty to Fill
Designed for use with the One Thousand Gifts Video Study (sold separately).
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 CruciformLearning to ReceiveReal KoinoniaEmbracing InconvenienceWho We Serve
Designed for use with The Broken Way Video Study 9780310820741 (sold separately).
Con más de un millón de ejemplares vendidos en inglés, Un millar de obsequios por Ann Voskamp ha sido un fenómeno editorial. En esta esperada secuela, Ann, una vez más, comparte su don con el mundo. En su interior, Voskamp desesperadamente quiere que los lectores sepan que Dios es atraído a las personas quebrantadas, a los pecadores y a aquellos en necesidad.
Las mismas cosas de las cuales las personas más se averguenzan, un pecado desgarrador que ha asediado durante años, una decepción que roe como el hambre que no desaparece, una oscuridad deprimente que la luz no parece penetrar, son exactamente las cosas que atrajeron a Dios a su pueblo. Este libro es sencillo en presentación, escrito en el estilo único de Ann, pero profundo en sus consecuencias para los lectores.
Un nuevo camino para cristianos en desesperada necesidad de una nueva revelación de la gracia de Dios. Ann lo dice mejor: «Estoy destrozada, llena de pecado, y perfectamente equipada para escribir un libro como este. Dios toma las cosas rotas, las redime, y las hace útiles en su reino. Siempre a su manera. No hay un mensaje más esencial para nuestro tiempo o ningún otro».