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{First Giveaway!} One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp

Edited to Add: Comments have been closed for this giveaway. Winner has been announced HERE.

There's a blog I've been reading for some time now. I have it delivered to my email inbox daily and it is always a breath of fresh air. Always a new way of looking at life. Always focused around the grace of God and the love the author receives from Him. Her story is inspiring, and no doubt...she is inspired.

A Holy Experience is written by Ann Voskamp, a beautiful lady married to a man she calls The Farmer. : ) They raise their 6 children on their piece of land that she so willingly shares photos of throughout her posts. She clings to God and his promises so tightly, and then writes about it so beautifully that it resonates in my mind for a nice long time. I personally can't get enough.

And now...

She has written a book.

Wait...did you catch that?!?


So much excitement for me in those words!! : ) I'm a book-a-holic as it is, but to be able to hold her words in my hands is just too much! The perfect highlighter and pen will have to be found before I open the first page. I have already read the first chapter online (you can read it HERE) and it is phenomenally powerful: One Thousand Gifts: A Dare To Live Fully Right Where You Are. A true story from the heart. Here is the introduction video and Ann's dare to Live Fully, and it is beautiful. Don't miss it:

One Thousand Gifts has just been released for purchase this past week and my copies are in my home library now. What could be better, I ask?

Oh, yes. Maybe the fact that you can join in on the {in}Courage Bloom book club and read along with the lovely ladies, Jessica and Angie? This is the first book they've chosen after they have joined forces with {in}Courage. (Check out {in}Courage and it's many Christian authors focused on women. A true blessing.) And what could be better than a book club that's reading Ann's book?!?

Ann Voskamp, herself, has joined Jessica and Angie in their weekly videos to talk about each chapter of her book! I am so giddy over this that I can hardly wait for the first one to start. : ) You can join in just like I will be doing and watch the videos. Here is the video from yesterday, where they introduced Ann to the book club:

You can even join the actual community and have online discussions with others reading as you are, right from the site. Very exciting news!

And the final awesomeness that I have to tell you?...because Yes! it gets even better??? ; )

I bought an extra copy to give away to a lucky someone! That's right! YOU could win a free copy of One Thousand Gifts: A Dare To Live Fully Right Where You Are. 

I went to purchase mine (because it was on a huge sale last week - details below) and I felt compelled to buy an extra...just because. I bought it along with the few other copies I decided on for upcoming gifts and it hit me that night I purchased them. Why not do a giveaway? So here I am.

I hope this book blesses someone else out there. Just reading Ann's heartfelt and genuine blog posts have been a blessing to me all this time. And wow, does she have a story to tell.

If you want it, here's your chance. : )

Giveaway Guidelines:

  • Open to U.S. addresses only
  • You must make a comment on this blog post for 1 entry. Comments made elsewhere will NOT be counted.
  • No anonymous commenters please. If you don't have a blog to link up, please leave your contact info in the comment (i.e. email address, Twitter name).
  • You have 2 days to enter. The giveaway ends Tuesday, January 25, at midnight CST.
That's all! I'm making this very simple so that anyone has the chance to win this lovely book. And unfortunately it's a short giveaway. I want to leave enough time to ship the book to the winner before the book club officially starts (February 6th). 

If you can't wait and want to purchase your own, here are the links to the best deals:

  • Dayspring.com is where I bought my copy for $10. I bought 5 copies ($50) so I received free shipping. I believe that if you buy 2 or more copies, you can enter the coupon code BLOOMBOOK through the end of today (Monday). After today the price goes back up to retail.
  • Amazon.com is the other site running a great deal. Because of the amazing amount of purchases of this book last week, it made it into the top 10 sellers on Amazon. I think it was up to #7! Yeah!!! They are currently selling it for $9.14. 
  • If you would like to buy a book as a sponsor for someone who truly cannot afford it, please click HERE. Dayspring will send it to someone in need who has already filled out a form requesting one. 
Now, get clicking!!

Thanks & Good luck! : )


Linda Rose said...

Thanks Amanda for your great book review. I'd really to read this book. I too have been reading Ann's blog for the past couple of years. She is truly inspired and inspiring.

kim said...

Hey Amanda, thanks for the information about this book! I am really wanting to start reading, and would love to get into an inspirational book like this! With my busy lifestyle I have not read much for several years but I feel that I am needing some adult entertainment (books, girls nights, shopping, i.e.) in my life! I would love to win this book but if not i will definately try to order one!

AubreyLaine said...

Thanks for the review. I have also heard great things about it from a friend of mine.
Thanks for the chance to win!!!

Hanne Noel said...

Okay well thanks for the morning tears. Well, if I can still say morning. I watched the introduction video of Ann's dare to Live Fully, and hence the tears. Wow. As I sit here, calling work, typing out a schedule, watching the clock to go pick up hudson from school, and my little girl is sitting by me on my bed playing games on my ipod. Just happy to be beside me. You have me intrigued. My alarm just went off, which means it have to rush to pick up Hudson, but I want to check out the blogs and the book club. I would love to get involved. Thanks for sharing Amanda! Awesome idea.

The Edwards said...

Me me me! PICK ME! Oh wait, is this a random drawing or are you going to choose based on who writes the best comment? Eh, too late. Crap. But I do really, truly want the book. :)

Sheltiemama said...

This is the first I've heard of this, from #incourage. I think I'd love this book.

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Angela said...

Oh Amanda! Glad I happened upon your new blog and thanks so much for this recommendation for book and blog. They look beyond inspiring and just what this loner SAHM needs! I've started reading Ann's new blog already and LOVE IT. Thanks again and keep up the good work...

Judy Sapp said...

Thanks for the info...sounds like an awesome book....I would love to read it!

baby Helena's mom said...

I'm sure this is the perfect book for me...I (selfishly) hope that I win!!!

kim turner said...

I am so excited about this book! It sounds soo beautiful! And again I love the way you write Amanda - It wouldnt suprise if one day I was reading a book written by you! My email is kdsager@msn.com

Mandy Winters said...

Hi from another "book-a-holic Amanda" ;)
Looks very interesting and inspiring!Hope to read it, no matter the outcome of this contest!:)

rebecca said...

Let me just say, I rarely read (but you know that already :). I want you to know that you inspire me in every way...yes you :) Have a great night and good luck choosing the winner...that having been said, I will read this book upon your recommendation and for the fact that it does look quite amazing.

davis family said...

i would love to read this book. i know that you always have good taste so it has got to be good. would love to do it as a bible study and discuss it with all you guys.

Alisa said...

Did I make it??? I can't believe I almost missed the giveaway! Well, we have had many discussions about books...I'm still trying to build up my collection. Maybe this one will be my new favorite?? Regardless if I win or not, I will be getting this book. Thank you for doing the giveaway, and thank you for the recommendation - I take your recommendations seriously. =)

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