The Wonder of Now

I’m halfway through Ann‘s book and I try to rarely boss people around especially when it comes to non housey things but, you need this book. I need this book. And whatever you do, do not start reading this book and then watch the movie Everybody’s Fine on the same day unless you are in the mood to choke back tears. They are giving away one of Ann’s books accompanied by a gift basket full of beautiful gifts for every 100 comments over at (in)courage today. And tomorrow is the first day of the Bloom book club, whether you have your book yet or not, you are invited to join in the conversation.

One Thousand Gifts is only $10.  So far I was gifted one book and I ordered five more to gift to others.  As I type, One Thousand Gifts is currently number nine on Amazon’s Best Seller list. Not only that, but the book has a nest on the front. Need I say more?

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  1. Planning to get this today. Have followed her blog for a while….she got me at the music!!!

  2. I pre-ordered mine and Amazon keeps saying it’s on its way! I’m running back and forth to the post office several times a day…and have gifted three more (I don’t usually “gift” books I haven’t read, but I knew this one is special!) Can’t wait to start!

  3. I subscribe to (in)courage in an email,
    and thank you for this Book Club.

  4. just got mine last night in the mail. :) i started it immediately. xoxo.

  5. Thank you so much for sharing about this book! Somehow I’ve completely missed hearing about it! I will definitely be getting this book. Thank you!

  6. I have the book in my hands as we speak and I plan on starting it today!! I can’t wait!! :)

  7. I am at the end of the second chapter, and already my copy is page-marked & highlighted. Already. And I have ordered copies for some of the women in my life, too.

  8. Oh my goodness, Nester! I am sitting here with tears strolling down my cheeks… a beautiful intro to this book! I can’t wait to get it. Although I am a faithful follower of yours in terms of house-things (and, most importantly, Jesus too! :-) ), I am so glad that you took a break from decor just for today to talk about this. Sitting here this morning with my coffee and reading My Utmost for His Highest and then opening up your post for today has reminded me that God is at work in my life! Thank you!

  9. Thank you for making up my mind for me. I have a B&N gift card that I got for my birthday and I wanted to use it on something special. I just heard about this book for the first time yesterday and since then, it has popped up in a thousand places.

    Your opinion, however, sealed the deal for me. I love The Nesting Place and I trust your judgement. Scary, huh? ;0)


  10. I couldn’t wait for Amazon so I went to New Creation on Tuesday and bought the one and only copy they had (Thank you, God!). If they had had more, I’d have bought those too. Guess I’ll have to wait for Dayspring for my 4 giveaway copies – checked Barnes & Noble and Target but no luck. I’ve been reading and re-reading a little each day. It is indeed a special book.

  11. Ann certainly as a way with words! Those simple everyday moments that are so easily blown away before we realize. I’m attempting to enjoy those moments of today instead of looking back and remembering. It’s a great way to deal with anxiety too. Too many things that we worry about never happen and in the meantime we miss out on today.

    I loved the video. I occasionally read Ann’s blog. This book might be one I need to read.

    Thanks for posting this today.

    Blessings and love,

  12. I’ll take a bossy, good book recommendation any day!

    Bloom book club, what’s that?

  13. Such a coincidence {or as I like to call them God-incidences}! Two days ago this arrived in the mail from Amazon. Thinking it was a new photography book I ordered, I was surprised to see this book. I didn’t remember ordering it. Then I checked the invoice. I had ordered this back in November from Amazon. I’m sure they recommended it based on other books I’ve ordered and it looked interesting, so I added it to my order. Not sure why it took so long for Amazon to fulfill my order but am I ever glad it arrived at my house. Despite having just started reading it, I feel this will become one of my bestest loved titles. I second your bossy motion….run and get this book!

  14. You are totally the bomb-diggity Nester-girl!

  15. I pre-ordered mine and it came on Thursday…I keep finding reasons to sit and read 10 or so pages at a time. It has captured me.

  16. p.s. You can boss me whenever you like.

  17. Well, if it has a nest on the cover…how could I go wrong? ;) I’ll check it out! That movie~we just watched it Last Night!

  18. Ok~ UM…I don’t know why…but I had to come back and tell you that I am over at (in)courage checking it out and I start tearing up when I’m Only half way through looking/reading about it…so I’m thinking it’s definitley something I should read! OK, just wanted to tell you that !~and I agree about the cover too- Awesome/Beautiful. Now, I’m going back to (in)courage to finish.

  19. Ok, now that I am totally crying…thanks! I guess I better get it too!

  20. What a beautiful video! And how wonderful to hear her voice. :-) I actually preordered the book ages ago because I knew it would be wonderful. It was such a treat to have it appear on my doorstep this week. It’s a beautiful book. I have it next to my chair. I’m having surgery this week and this will be the first book I read during my recovery.

  21. Well, I finally ordered it. I put off buying books for myself. I dont’ know why, but that’s always the way it’s been. So yesterday I bought it. For me. Thanks.

  22. so funny…i have read Ann’s blog for years and just ordered the book from amazon 2 days ago! and you can boss us around all you want because we trust you :)

  23. I just ordered mine, I have been following her site for a while and can not wait to read this.

  24. Lying in bed, feeling misery and anxiety for no reason while the kids r sent to their rooms and dad scoots out to church to teach his lesson… I feel low and scrambled and failing. But I pick up my phone and click to ur site like I do every single day… and this was a great gift. I think I’ll get up. And make waffles. And be Fully Awake. And order this book. And send u a million dollars.


  25. I haven’t heard of this book! Gonna head over to Amazon right now! I just did a post on must read books this week too! ‘Tis the season for some good, sound, spiritual reading! Bless you.

  26. I haven’t heard of that book…but I am going to check it out!! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

  27. Oh my! I was fine through the trailer until the last bit. Then the tears came quickly. Humbled by the gift. How beautiful! I want to tell the world about this book.

  28. Thank you for this. Very timely for me. Would you believe it’s out of stock on!!!! (I’m in Scotland) – so I’ll wait….wish I hadn’t read the first chapter now… : )

  29. I just received my copy of the book, and I, too, am having trouble putting it down. I highly recommend this book.

  30. Triple Thumbs Up on this book!

    Oh wait. I only have two thumbs.

    But if I did have three, well, they’d all be up.

  31. I just received this book. I read some before I went to bed last night. I was broken and blessed. This is a great book.

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