Monday, 27 February 2012

One Thousand Gifts Giveaway

Sorry, this giveaway is now closed!


Hello! This is Abigail, speaking for the bloggirls, and we've got something very special for you today: we're giving away 1,000 gifts, all bundled up in one gorgeous hardback book!


One Thousand Gifts is a New York Times Bestselling book written by Ann Voskamp. Its purpose? Daring you to live fully right where you are by giving thanks in all things. It's something that every Christian should be doing, but how often do we forget to be filled with the joy of the Lord?
“I want to see beauty. In the ugly, in the sink, in the suffering, in the daily, in all the days before I die, the moments before I sleep.”
Ann is really a poet masquerading as a prose-writer. Her words sing off the page as she carries the reader through a journey from brokenness to absolute joy! Ann's search for beauty is not the result of a perfect life that's brought her breakfast in bed from the day she was born; it's a search that was bled out of a horrific wound—many wounds—some that I can't imagine, and some that I can identify with perfectly.  


Her challenge to herself was to find 1,000 gifts in the world around her. They weren't the kind of gifts that we usually thank God for, they were bubbles, and warm sunlight, and weathered wood, and the curl of a child's hair, and her little boy's injured hand, and tulips in a bucket with wooden candlesticks, and her scarred past, and a white fleece shirt, and what the scale read. Ann says, “How my eyes see, perspective, is my key to enter into His gates. I can only do so with thanksgiving. If my inner eye has God seeping up through all things, then can't I give thanks for anything? And if I can give thanks for the good things, the hard things, the absolute everything, I can enter the gates to glory. Living in His presence is fullness of joyand seeing shows the way in.” This book is where Ann shows us the key to entering those gates to glory.



I know that this is a powerful book, even though I have yet to finish reading it myself. I joined Ann on her quest to find 1,000 gifts in a year (you can read some of the gifts I've tallied on my personal blog), and it's changing the way I see the world.

So, about that giveaway. If you want to be part of this amazing experience as well, then we want to send you a free copy of One Thousand Gifts! Here are the rules:
  1. This contest has 1 winner, who will be chosen at random.
  2. The contest will end at 11:59 PM (CST), on Saturday March 3, 2012. 
  3. Due to shipping costs, all entrants must live within the contiguous (48) states of America
  4. For every entry you must post 1 comment in the comment section of this post. For example, if you followed the blog and registered for the discussion forum then you would post 2 separate comments.
  5. Be sure to leave contact information in the form of an email address or blog URL so that we can tell you if you won!
  6. You can have up to 6 different entries (If you've already done some of these things, just mention it in your comments):

    • Follow the blog via Google Friend Connect 
    • Join the Facebook group
    • Register for and post something in the discussion forum
    • Post about this giveaway on your own blog
    • Tweet about it
    • Share this post on Facebook

Spread the word! We want to see many more homeschool girls joining this community, getting active in the discussions, sharing their hopes, dreams, reviews, fears, recipes, joys, struggles, prayers and everything in-between.


P.S. Since writing this post we bloggirls have come across some controversy regarding One Thousand Gifts. Please check out this blog post for more information.

22 comments:

  1. I've joined the Facebook group :). I love following the various blogs and notes you put on the group page - it always brightens my day and gets my mind out of school and focused on God!

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  2. I follow this blog. :) Thanks for the chance to win! I've been wanting to read this book for a while.

    --Liz B

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  3. I follow this blog! Thanks for the opportunity to win this book - my mom has read it and really enjoyed it. =)

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  4. I follow this blog! I've heard some great things about this book and would love to read it. Thanks for doing this giveaway!

    Blessings, Tessa

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  5. I follow this blog via Google Friend Connect!

    (emmylou520@gmail.com)

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  6. I joined the Facebook group.

    (emmylou520@gmail.com)

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  7. I posted about the giveaway on Facebook.(emmylou520@gmail.com)

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  8. I follow via GFC
    (samanthahartzell93[at]gmail[dot]com)

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  9. I would love to enter this giveaway! I am already following Altogether Separate.

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  10. I posted about the giveaway on my blog. http://livingalife4christ.blogspot.com/2012/02/one-thousand-gifts-giveaway.html

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  11. I now follow the Facebook group as well :)

    --Liz B

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  12. I posted about this giveaway on my blog!
    http://proverbs31wannabe-tessa.blogspot.com/2012/02/one-thousand-gifts-giveaway.html

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  13. I registered for and posted something in the discussion forum. :)

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  14. I follow the blog & the facebook group. I'll share about it on facebook too... I've been wanting to read this book for a while. It sounds really good! This is a good thing y'all are doing here! Keep up the good work! Stand firm!

    Persevero,
    Kate
    http://walkbyfaithkkw2011.blogspot.com/

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  15. I follow your blog now.
    Lydia
    http://reelchristian.blogspot.com/

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  16. I posted about this giveaway.
    http://reelchristian.blogspot.com/

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  17. I posted about this giveaway on my blog:
    http://uniquelyfashionedforhisglory.blogspot.com/2012/02/wordless-wednesday-giveaway.html

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  18. Thanks for participating, everybody! I'll post about the winner soon.

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