Here is a link to the book and the authors page so you know what book I am talking about first.
One Thousand Gifts Website
My hubby is happy I have "finally made it through that book!" Yes, this was not an easy read for me. I had heard so much about how wonderful this book was ~ talking about gratitude and living with thankfulness in our hearts, etc etc.
I had nightmares for the first maybe 3 chapters.
Ann is a very vivid writer. Having experienced similar loses in my young life, it was too vivid as I was reliving my own loses at night. Maybe if you've never experienced such, the descriptions help you understand the searing pain.
My Mom and I were both reading this book. My Mom was very quiet for days until she finished this book. She said afterwards... "I don't need to write my book, I think she already wrote it".
I am a no-nonsense type gal and found all the description a little overwhelming. Don't get me wrong, I have been striving to invite more "beauty" into my life and as a family we give thanks daily for many different things. I have many lists of what I am thankful for. I don't believe I take anything for granted ~ I know how quickly it can be taken away.
Ann is a great writer, but my brain had a hard time with the wording...I needed a dictionary to understand some words. She also doesn't use prepositions "the, a, etc" often so the sentences didn't flow easily to my reading. " moon glowing" , not "the moon", etc. It was written more as a musical to sound beautiful to your ear.
All in all, it was a good book. I don't know who I'd recommend it to. I did let a friend read it before I even got to it. She told me "it was a hard read". I concur.
Yes, be thankful in everything. God is good. All the time. He loves us.
That is my review. I have given away my copy but haven't heard what she thought of it. It is very popular.