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Restless: Because You Were Made for More

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2014

    After reading (and loving) Jennie's first book, Anything, I coul

    After reading (and loving) Jennie's first book, Anything, I couldn't wait to start Restless. It does not disappoint. The first half of the book encourages women to dream of what Jesus might do with their lives, to throw off the sin that hinders, to run the race to bring glory to God. It is a call to women to get over ourselves, quit fearing other people, and to change our focus to whether we are pleasing God. The second part of the book is very interactive and it allows women to dig in and work with God in reflection on your own life and the Word. Through reading and journaling, you identify the "threads" of your life - the things that make up the who, what, when and where of your life - acknowledging that all of those threads are not accidents but are in the overarching plan of a Sovereign God. Jennie helps women see that we were each created to have a unique part of God's story - God's story of redeeming a broken world that is desperately in need of Him. And, she does a fabulous job of helping us to acknowledge why we might be afraid or pull back from dreaming of being a part of that story. Jennie has done a great job (again) with pointing women to Jesus and the beauty of a life surrendered to His purposes.

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  • Posted March 17, 2014

    Best book I've read in a LONG time!  The foundation of the book

    Best book I've read in a LONG time!  The foundation of the book builds on your threads - parts of your story and who you are that come together to point to how God is using &/or wants to use you and your life.  The book is tied to the story of Joseph from the Old Testament, based on significant highs and lows in the story of his life, to show how God uses the good and the seemingly not-good as part of His plan.

    I picked up this book desperate for a little guidance, longing for some help in putting the pieces of my life so far together with my talents, gifts, and passions.  I needed a helping hand - one to clip and glue and piece together what it is I should be doing for God.  I got so much more from this book.

    Restless isn't a self-help book.  I truly believe that the Holy Spirit guided and helped Jennie Allen to write this book to assist the body of Christ so that we can take hold of the abundant life that Jesus promises abundant life of love, justice, and service to Him.

    I never considered how the pieces of my life and who I am could come together and give me a clear view of what God might be doing in me and through me.  The journaling approach within this book has helped me tremendously.  I liken it to God removing scales from my eyes.  Before I couldn't see it and now I do.

    If you're questioning what to do with your life...

    If you feel restless, like you could be doing more with this life that God has given you...

    If you want to get a clearer idea of how God has used and is using the pieces of your life to serve His greater purpose...

    Get your hands on a copy of Restless.

    *Disclaimer: I was issued a copy of this book in return for a review.  All views are my own.*

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