Thursday, November 10, 2011

One Thousand Gifts...

"Christ incarnated in the parent is the only hope of incarnating Christ in the child."

One Thousand Gifts:A Dare To Live Fully Right Where You Are
Is a book that "invites you to embrace everyday blessings and embark on the transformative spiritual discipline of chronicling God's gifts". ~~Amazon

Author: Ann Voskamp
Published: 2010

My Review:
Let me start this review by saying it is only my opinion. This book is well liked by most readers and anything less than 4 or 5 stars is not going to be well received by the majority. This review is in no way a personal attack on the author. I feel certain the message she is trying to get across is sincere and heartfelt, but the book for me was difficult to read, difficult to keep my focus, and eventually left me confused. Confused by the writing style, some of the biblical interpretations and why so many are seemingly devouring this book. The last chapter left me perplexed at the need to describe perfect communion with God in sexual terms such as "making love" with Him.
While I don't agree with some of her theology I do agree that we should be thankful in every circumstance and I like her idea of a gratitude journal. If you choose to read this book I would recommend referring to the Bible to make sure that her interpretation lines up with scripture in every circumstance. I give this book two stars. It's worth reading.
Have a nice day!!!    

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