by Ann VoskampNew York Times best-selling author Ann Voskamp encourages readers find joy in the midst of life and discover what it means to be happy and alive in Christ.
Named by Christianity Today as one of 50 women most shaping culture and the church today, and a partner with Compassion International as a global advocate for needy children, Ann Voskamp is challenging you to find God’s daily gifts in the every day things such as “morning shadows across old floors, jam piled high on the toast, cry of blue jay from high in the spruce.”
One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are has received lots of praise and hit the New York Times best-sellers list -- staying there for 60 weeks and selling over 1 million copies, the royalties of which the Voskamp family has given all away, the joy always in giving the gift back. But even with all the success, Ann’s hope is to help inspire people’s lives. “I want to see beauty. In the ugly, in the sink, in the suffering, in the daily, in all the days before I die, the moments before I sleep,” she says. “Sometimes you don’t know when you’re taking the first step through a door until you’re already inside.”