Ann Voskamp and Plagiarism – Part III

Sadly, another instance of plagiarism by Ann Voskamp has come to my attention.

In October, 2016, Zondervan published The Broken Way: A Daring Path into the Abundant Life by Ann Voskamp. The book reached the New York Times Bestseller list and spawned a myriad of spin-off products including a small group Bible study with video lessons led by Mrs. Voskamp.

On October 18, 2016, a video lesson entitled The Broken Way, Small Group Bible Study by Ann Voskamp – Session One, was published on the official Zondervan YouTube channel. Beginning at approximately the 2:10 minute mark, Mrs. Voskamp states,

“My daddy told me this once. For a seed to come fully into it’s own it must become wholly undone. The shell must break open, he’d said. Its insides must come out. And, everything, everything must change.  If you don’t understand what growth looks like you might mistake it for complete destruction.”

Compare Mrs. Voskamp’s statement to this quote from author Cynthia Occelli, dated 2014:

“For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must come completely undone. The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes. To someone who doesn’t understand growth, it would look like complete destruction.”

Ms. Occelli, author of Resurrecting Venus: Embrace Your Feminine Power, can be contacted via her website here.

See also, Ann Voskamp and Plagiarism and Ann Voskamp and Plagiarism – Part II.

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