Sunday, January 23, 2011
One Thousand Gifts
I'm not sure where I have been but apparently, (in)courage, a blog I follow, has a book club. The book that has been introduced is called One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp.
I have to shallowly say that the cover is what drew me. A nest with two blue eggs being held out by a young girl in a white dress...I was able to preview a chapter online, and this is what happened....
1. My throat closed in raw emotion
2. Tears stung the back of my eyes
3. My soul's stomach rumbled as Ann spoke the Word through her painful and beautiful life stories...
4. I felt like I had tasted choice morsels of grace
5. I was hungry for more.
I went immediately to my Nook account online and downloaded it for 9.99. I have read through chapter 5 already, and I will most likely finish this tonight. I will then read it again probably, because this is real. This is real hurt. Real love. Real questions that you nor I dare to voice because we are afraid in doing so, we may somehow lose our salvation...Real grace. Real Thanksgiving. Real Jesus.
I have decided to comment weekly on the chapters, just as the book club Bloom is doing. Would you like to participate?
Go here to read the details of this book.
Visit with the author, Ann Voskamp, here.
Grab a blog button for yourself!
Well, I'm off to make some chili, settle in for the night, and read some more. Let me know what you think after looking at the links!