{review} One Thousand Gifts Devotional

If you haven’t heard of Ann Voskamp or One Thousand Gifts, just stop reading and go here. Meet Ann. Then come back and read about the devotional that really should be on your book shelf.


One Thousand Gifts Devotional: Reflections on Finding Everyday Graces is a beautiful book. It’s hard cover, with a pretty blue ribbon book mark. It’s beautifully put together and would be a lovely gift. But even more beautiful?

The words. Ann Voskamp has a way with words that draws the reader’s heart closer to God. She never writes for her own promotion. She doesn’t ever come across as haughty or know-it-all. She knows what it is to strain for more of God. More of His joy. More of His peace. These sixty devotionals are filled with that longing for more of God.

Each chapter begins with a Bible verse and is then followed by a bit of Ann’s writing. The chapters end with a prayer and some space to record your thoughts. None of the devotionals are very long, two pages or so. But it is enough to turn your thoughts towards thankfulness and towards Jesus.

Here is a quote from my favorite chapter:

When I go looking for glimpses of Him, when I seek to fill the empty places with more of Him who is beauty, my equilibrium recalibrates to find its center in the Judge who became grace to bestow grace and I can rightly read the scale, feel it inside and know it’s true;

If you can really see – the weight of Glory always tops the scales for joy.

So beautiful. Are we looking for glimpses of Him today?

To read more about the One Thousand Gifts Devotional or purchase a copy, you can go here. If you are looking for a gift idea, this book paired with a journal, a pretty mug and some gourmet coffee (or tea), or even a nice pen would be a lovely gift that any woman that’s striving to follow Jesus would be happy to receive.

{I received this book from Zondervan in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and a good review was not guaranteed.}

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