Ann Voskamp

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Ann Voskamp
BornAnn Voskamp
(1973-08-10) August 10, 1973 (age 48)[citation needed]
Listowel, Ontario, Canada[1]
OccupationBlogger, writer
NationalityCanadian[citation needed]
GenreMemoir, Gen X
SubjectSpirituality, Christian
SpouseDarryl Voskamp (m. 1994)[citation needed]
Children7[citation needed]

Ann Voskamp is a Canadian Author, blogger and memoirist on themes of Christian women's spirituality, and the author of five books as of 2016, including the New York Times bestseller, One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are (2011), published by Zondervan. According to her book, practicing gratitude is the gateway to living a life filled with joy and grace.[2]


As a blogger, Voskamp's writing was recognized in the list of "The Top 100 Mom Blogs of 2011", by The Walt Disney Company's[3] Her debut book in 2011, a memoir written in her mid- to late-twenties,[citation needed] One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are (Zondervan) appeared on various of Publishers Weekly's 2011 and later bestseller's lists, from hardback to ibook, in the Christian Marketplace and Religion & Spirituality categories,[4][5] a USA Today Bestseller for that year,[citation needed] and by February 2012 it had been on the New York Times hardback bestsellers list, in its category, for 9 weeks.[6] One Thousand Gifts went on to receive an award of merit in the Christianity Today Book Awards for 2012.[7][verification needed]

Voskamp and her published works have been featured in The Huffington Post,[when?][citation needed] People Magazine,[when?][citation needed] and WORLD Magazine.[when?][citation needed] She has appeared on the Today Show,[8] The 700 Club,[9] and 100 Huntley Street.[10]

Voskamp has been married to Darryl Voskamp since 1994,[citation needed] and they are the parents of seven children.[11][third-party source needed]

Voskamp is a supporter of Compassion International.[12]

Selected works[edit]

The following are published books by Voskamp, as of 2016, representing the hardback first editions:[citation needed][verification needed]

  • 2016—The Broken Way: A Daring Path Into the Abundant Life. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan. 25 October 2016. ISBN 9780310346562. Retrieved March 1, 2020.
  • 2014—Unwrapping the Greatest Gift: A Family Celebration of Christmas. Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House. 2014. ISBN 9781414397542. Retrieved March 1, 2020.
  • 2013—The Greatest Gift: Unwrapping the Full Love Story of Christmas. Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House. September 2014. ISBN 9781414397184. Retrieved March 1, 2020.
  • 2012—Selections from One Thousand Gifts: Finding Joy in What Really Matters. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan. 2012. ISBN 9780310313540. Retrieved March 1, 2020.
  • 2011—One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan. 4 January 2011. ISBN 9780310412359. Retrieved March 1, 2020.


  1. ^ "canadian Author". February 2020.
  2. ^ One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan. ISBN 9780310412359.
  3. ^ Babble Staff (December 21, 2011). "The Top 100 Mom Blogs of 2011: Full List". Burbank, CA: The Walt Disney Company. Archived from the original on March 22, 2012. Retrieved 1 March 2020.
  4. ^ PW Staff (March 30, 2011). "April 2011 Christian Marketplace Bestsellers". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 1 March 2020. 5. One Thousand Gifts. Ann Voskamp. Zondervan
  5. ^ PW Staff (July 3, 2014). "Apple iBooks Category Bestsellers". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved 1 March 2020. 20. One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp—9780310412359—(Zondervan).
  6. ^ NYT Staff (February 19, 2012). "Books: Best Sellers—Hardcover Advice & Misc". The New York Times. Retrieved February 28, 2020. 4. One Thousand Gifts / 9 weeks on the list.
  7. ^ CT Staff (January 2012). "2012 Christianity Today Book Awards". Christianity Today. Carol Stream, IL. Retrieved 1 March 2020.
  8. ^ "KLG and Hoda - TODAY's Talk: Week of March 5". Archived from the original on 2012-05-01. Retrieved 2020-02-29.
  9. ^ "CBN TV - 700 Club Interactive â€" July 20, 2011". Retrieved 2020-02-29.
  10. ^ "100 Huntley Street". Retrieved 2020-02-29.
  11. ^ Voskamp, Ann (1 March 2020). "Meet Ann". Retrieved 1 March 2020.[third-party source needed]
  12. ^ CI Staff and Voskamp, Ann (1 March 2020). "Get Involved—Speakers and Artists—View All Speakers—Ann Voskamp". Retrieved 1 March 2020. Ann Voskamp... is a passionate global advocate and communicator for the poor through her partnership with Compassion International.

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