Thursday, March 24, 2011
one thousand gifts by Ann Voskamp
Ann Voskamp’s literary style is reminiscent of Annie Dillard. She plays with language for the sake of imagery and sound. It is delightful to read the word maps of her life, which is what One Thousand Gifts is about. One Thousand Gifts is the journey that Voskamp takes starting from a tragic event in her childhood to her adulthood and how she has dealt with the pain of life. The main theme of the book is eucharisto or the communion with God. The book feels like a capturing of her revelation of God’s love for her and how she has shared that with her family.
She shares how capturing 1000 everyday moments in a journal helped her to commune with God and to see the love that He has for her. Voskamp’s writing style is enjoyable, but it does not lend itself to quick reading. You must take your time and ruminate the thoughts and words.
I do recommend this book, especially if you have struggled with finding God in the ordinary.
I received a copy of this book from Zondervan to review. I was not required to give a positive review.