“[Ann Voskamp] is one of the most brilliant, natural writers.”
~ Kathie Lee Gifford, NBC “Today” host
Grand Rapids, Mich., April 24, 2014 — The break-out New York Times bestseller, “One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are” (February 2011, 9780310321910) written by debut author Ann Voskamp continues the worldwide movement of individuals everywhere giving thanks as it hits the one million mark.
“Ann’s inspiring words of grace and joy continue to encourage people all over the world to take the dare to live more fully,” says Zondervan Non-Fiction Trade Book Publisher, David Morris. “Zondervan is honored to be a part of this journey and are thrilled for this milestone.”
“One Thousand Gifts” spent a total of 60 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list, is a recipient of an award of merit in Christianity Today’s Books of the Year, and has received more than 1,000 five-star reviews on Amazon.
In “One Thousand Gifts” Voskamp battles to find the meaning of life and fully embrace the surprising truth from the final scenes of Jesus’ earthly life, taking bread and giving thanks. A dare from a friend, Voskamp begins writing a list of one thousand gifts found in her average, periodically challenging, blessed life. She discovers it’s the simple moments in life that bring true happiness, like a high pile of freshly grated cheese or the music of her daughter’s carefree giggles. This fresh, heart-wrenching book unveils the longforgotten wonder that through the imitation of Christ’s thankfulness, we too can experience a life of joy.
Because the best gift is the one given than received, the Voskamp family has donated all the royalties from “One Thousand Gifts” to be a gift to those in need, including building an educational center through Compassion International at the Guatemala City Dump, serving hundreds of children living in dire need.
Ann Voskamp is a farmer’s wife, the home-educating mama to half a dozen exuberant kids, and the author of “One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are,” a New York Times bestseller. Named by Christianity Today as one of the leading 50 women most shaping culture and the church today, she’s a writer for DaySpring, a speaker with Women of Faith, and, with her family, partners with Compassion International as a global advocate for needy children. “One Thousand Gifts” has gained national media attention, including the “TODAY Show” with Kathie Lee Gifford, WORLD Magazine andFocus on the Family magazine. Ann’s blog, one of the top 10 Christian blogs on the web, has become a daily well for the weary and soul-thirsty to drink beauty, grace and His Living waters: www.aholyexperience.com.
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