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One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp
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Apr 09, 11

bookshelves: review-books, memoir
Read from January 08 to 17, 2011 — I own a copy, read count: 1

One Thousand Gifts is a small hardcover divided into eleven titled chapters, each of which begins with a relevant quote. The story of this book is centered around a dare: record one thousand gifts, one thousand blessings, one thousand everyday graces that God showers on you. This is what a friend challenged Ann to do, and Ann obliged, not realizing that this simple act of thanksgiving would change her life forever.

This book is unique in many ways. For one, Ann’s style isn’t exactly prose, nor does it qualify as poetry. It’s more like prosetry, a hybrid between the two that is beautiful to read and highly expressive. It’s the perfect style for word-mining the depths of the human soul, which is exactly what Ann does. She bares her heart, her hurt, and her happiness, which allows her to drive points home without projecting any guilt on the reader.

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