Here’s a shocker – My Book Club is reading the long-time best seller One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp. And we hate it.
Sure, her message of gratitude and finding things to be grateful for in every day life is an important reminder. But her poetic writing style is killing us, and her mystical sense of God in all things is nearly heretical… And don’t get me started on the sexual imagery in the last chapter of making love to God… Really?! Lied to by the best seller list. Or maybe good theology isn’t best seller material? Sigh.
Now I’m off to write a short study guide on gratitude to see if we can salvage the main point of the book for our discussion night and make it more concrete, and more Biblical.
Here’s a good review: http://www.challies.com/book-reviews/one-thousand-gifts