Be the Gift: Let Your Broken Be Turned into Abundance, by Ann Voskamp

I recently had the chance to read Be the Gift, by Ann Voskamp. This nonfiction book was released on October 31, 2017, by Zondervan.

About this book (from the back cover):

Be the Gift, by New York Times–bestselling author Ann Voskamp, will challenge and encourage you to listen to God and look for opportunities to be His gift to others.

The idea that even in the depths of our own brokenness God can use each of us to be a gift to someone else is powerful—that He makes each of us enough to give to someone else. Just as powerful is the realization that in becoming God’s gifts to others, our lives become more abundant: “Maybe the only abundant way forward is always to give forward.” Ideas this powerful need to be put into action.

Live out the messages in Ann’s bestselling books, The Broken Way and One Thousand Gifts, with Be the Gift, a practical guide that takes you through each day of the year with ways to bless those around you.

Featuring selections from The Broken Way and Ann’s blog, beautifully designed quotations, inspirational verses, and Ann’s signature photography, this gorgeous book will be an incredible gift to any loved one. It also includes pages of perforated gift tags in the back to include with a meal dropped off for an ailing friend or a pie baked for a friendly neighbor or even passed to a friend with a much-loved book.

One Thousand Gifts encouraged readers to live a life of thanksgiving and to chronicle the gifts from God in their everyday lives. The Broken Way reminded that freedom is not found beyond fear and pain, but within it. Now Be the Gift will unpack and chronicle the next step to really live in communion—opening ourselves up to givenness in spite of our brokenness.

My Verdict:

This book features the stunning photography and beautiful “poetic” prose that has been part of Ann Voskamp’s signature style for years. Be the Gift will specifically speak to anyone who is going through a time of brokenness, and feels they have nothing left to give. Voskamp offers practical suggestions to bless the people in your community even when you’re feeling depleted, and through blessing others, to restore yourself. I also love that this book about giving includes a gift: a package of gift tags to use as you bring Voskamp’s suggestions to fruition.

If you’d like to check out Be the Gift, the Kindle version is on sale for $9.99, and the hardcover version is currently on sale for $11.72. Remember, Amazon’s prices can change at any time.

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