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With 250,000 Copies Sold in Less than One Year, One Thousand Gifts Inspires a Groundswell of Gratitude
Free Mobile App Releases on November 22nd from Zondervan
Grand Rapids, Mich., November 22, 2011 — Just in time for the season of giving thanks, on November 22nd Zondervan is set to release a free mobile app based on Ann Voskamp’s breakout, New York Times bestseller One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are (February 2011, 9780310321910).
To coincide with the One Thousand Gifts worldwide movement of individuals recognizing and giving thanks for the simple moments in life, this new tool allows users to work their way up to 1,000 gifts through capturing images and text notes. The free app gives users the capability of instantly sharing their gifts to Facebook, Flickr and Twitter (#1000gifts). Users of iPhones and iPads can download the app here. Android users can download the app here.
In as little as 11 months since its release, One Thousand Gifts by first-time author Ann Voskamp has sold an astonishing 250,000 copies. Landing 20 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, the highly successful memoir is also a USA Today bestseller. Currently at #90 on Amazon’s Bestsellers Rank, One Thousand Gifts has more than 330 “five-star” Amazon reviews.
In One Thousand Gifts, Ann Voskamp battles to find the meaning of life and fully embrace the surprising truth from the final scenes of Jesus’ earthly life, taking bread and giving thanks. A dare from a friend, Voskamp begins writing a list of one thousand gifts found in her average, periodically challenging, blessed life. She discovers it’s the simple moments in life that bring true happiness, like a high pile of freshly grated cheese or the music of her daughter’s carefree giggles. This fresh, heart-wrenching book unveils the longforgotten wonder that through the imitation of Christ’s thankfulness, we too can experience a life of joy.
Ann Voskamp (@AnnVoskamp) is a homeschooling mom of six and the wife of a full-time farmer. The New York Times bestselling author of One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are, Voskamp is a passionate global advocate and communicator for the poor through her partnership with Compassion International. Voskamp’s background in education from York University and the University of Waterloo laid a firm foundation for her work. She is a columnist with DaySpring, a contributing editor to Laity Lodge’s, The High Calling. Every day, an avid international community looking for grace and daily joy find authenticity and true solace at Voskamp’s noted blog, www.AHolyExperience.com.
To find the rapidly growing community of gratitude, visit www.OneThousandGifts.com.
Zondervan, a HarperCollins company, is a world leader in Christian communications and the leading Christian publishing brand. For more than 75 years, Zondervan has delivered transformational Christian experiences through general and academic resources by influential leaders and emerging voices, and been honored with more Christian Book Awards than any other publisher. Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Mich., with offices in San Diego and Miami, Zondervan conducts events and publishes its bestselling Bibles, books, audio, video, curriculum, software, and digital products through its Zondervan, eZondervan, Zonderkidz, Youth Specialties, Editorial Vida, and National Pastors Convention brands. Zondervan resources are sold worldwide through retail stores, online, and by Zondervan ChurchSource, and are translated into nearly 200 languages in more than 60 countries. Visit Zondervan on the Internet at www.zondervan.com (mobile site: zvan.mobi).