I Want It All: Exchanging Your Average Life for Deeper Faith, Greater Power, and More Impact

I Want It All: Exchanging Your Average Life for Deeper Faith, Greater Power, and More Impact

by Gwen Smith


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780781413701
Publisher: David C Cook
Publication date: 03/01/2016
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 579,448
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Gwen Smith is the author of several books, a gifted songwriter, and a sought-after speaker and worship leader. Gwen is also the co-founder of Girlfriends in God, a conference and devotional ministry. She and her husband, Brad, have three teenagers and live in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Table of Contents

Part 1 All the Faith

Chapter 1 Yours for the Asking 11

Chapter 2 That Thing We Need the Most 19

Chapter 3 Not Just a Prayer We Say before Dinner 35

Chapter 4 Can You Really Hug a Porcupine? 53

Chapter 5 A Faith beyond Feelings, Failures, and Fears 71

Part 2 All the Power

Chapter 6 Bring. It. On! 91

Chapter 7 Keep Your Diamonds; This Girl Wants More 109

Chapter 8 Stay in Your Own Yard 125

Chapter 9 The Power of REST 139

Chapter 10 Whether Life Is Calm or Complicated, Do This 155

Part 3 All the Impact

Chapter 11 His Eye Is on More Than Just the Sparrow 173

Chapter 12 Sticks and Stones and Salubrious Tones 189

Chapter 13 The Greatness Games 203

Chapter 14 Who Me? Yeah You! Couldn't Be! Then Who? 217

Study Guide 229

Acknowledgments 251

Notes 253

About the Author 255

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I Want It All: Exchanging Your Average Life for Deeper Faith, Greater Power, and More Impact 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
HeatherBleier More than 1 year ago
I have this habit of dog-earing pages of books when something strikes me and I want to go back over pages. Well...after digging into #IWantItAll, almost EVERY page has been dog-eared! Gwen provides solid biblical knowledge and real life experience in a way that brings God's Truths to life, right here, right now. If you are wanting to connect with all God has for you, then you want to pick up Gwen's book! I bet your pages will be dog-eared too!
FaithfullyJodie More than 1 year ago
Gwen writes with a mix personal story and biblical truths that will make your heart want MORE of Jesus. That's always what I'm looking for in a book. I want it to be right beside my bible and take me deeper into His Word. I want to know that other women are experiencing the same struggles and fears and have the same hope and dreams that I do. Gwen does this in I Want It All. And BONUS...bible study in the back for every chapter! This makes it perfect for you and your friends! Real! Relatable! Honest!
AmeliaAnn More than 1 year ago
“I Want it All” is one of the most encouraging and uplifting books I have read in a long time. As someone who has been in a difficult season lately — the words from this book were not only the encouragement my heart needed, but a challenge for me to press on and trust the Lord, even in the midst of trials. Gwen’s book reminds us that we have everything we need in Jesus — salvation, peace, provision, security, wisdom, and grace. When we start looking to Him and His almighty power, we can accomplish goals and dreams we never thought possible. Us in our own power fail miserably, but with Jesus we can have it all when we make Him our all in all. Before this book, I knew who Gwen was but I had never read anything by her. However, I plan to read her other books next. Do yourself a favor and pick up a few copies of this for you and your friends. If you read this with an open mind and heart, I know that God will use it to impact your life in great ways. I was given a copy of this book by Litfuse Publicity Group in exchange for a review.
VicG More than 1 year ago
Gwen Smith in her new book, “I Want It All” published by David C Cook gives us Exchanging Your Average Life for Deeper Faith, Greater Power, and More Impact. From the back cover: God created you for exceptional impact. Exceptional power. And exceptional blessings. The Bible tells us that God is able to do above and beyond what we can ask for or imagine. So why do we rarely dream big dreams, think big thoughts, or expect God to do great things through us? Gwen Smith knows how easy it is to dismiss God’s plans with the thoughts, I can’t make a big difference for God because I’m just an ordinary woman with an ordinary life. Yet God created us to join Him in doing amazing work in the world. He created us to live with abundant joy, courage, and influence. But not the joy, courage, and influence of the world. He offers His grace for each failure, His love that shatters hate, His peace that soothes the turmoil, His comfort, guidance, wisdom, rest, power, and significance. Every blessing He has for us is ours for the taking. I Want It All will ignite a fire in your heart to experience more faith, more power, and more impact. More of Jesus. All of Jesus. Everything that God has for you. It is time to change our way of thinking. God has given it all to us and has made Himself available to us at His disposal. Yet we do not take Him for the great God that He is and allow ourselves to walk in ordinary shoes. The thing about walking ordinary is that we feel the loss. We look ahead and have these dreams that we long to fulfill but we haven’t the ability because we have been limiting God. Gwen Smith has looked for answers on how we allow God to be God and this book is her response. She does it in three parts. Part One: All The Faith, Part Two: All The Power, Part Three: All The Impact. Each chapter is designed to focus our attention on God with each chapter ending with “For Your Reflection and Response”. At the end of the book is a chapter by chapter study guide. This book, if you really let it, will have you running closer to God and doing all sorts of new things. I also believe that this book will be a great gift to give to friends and family so that they can experience the change as well. I recommend this book highly. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Litfuse Publicity Group. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
Marta Rutledge More than 1 year ago
A Lady's Lady! Get connected with a genuine God's Gal who helped me dig deeper and even worked through some 'stuff'. Her energy for life and God's word is infectious that kept me underlining, highlighting, journaling but most of all praying and wanting more time with God. You will Want It All!
CandacePlayforth More than 1 year ago
I Want It All is a wonderful resource teaching us how to find everything we’ve ever wanted and more through the peace and love only God can offer. Gwen shares her own struggles so openly and talks to us as friends who are on this journey together. We all have many of these issues and the encouragement in this guide is powerful and inspiring. In full disclosure, I’m blessed to be on the launch team and grateful for the opportunity to help Gwen spread the incredibly important message of this book. Her words will help support women in all seasons of life. There is also a study guide included to make this a fantastic group study for a church or just a few of your girlfriends looking for more out of this life.
blueeyesbeej More than 1 year ago
I am absolutely loving this book! It is guiding me into a deeper understanding of God's heart toward me and His plan for my life. Gwen's writing style is so real and makes me feel like I'm sitting on the couch with her sharing a cup of coffee and having a great conversation as I read. This book has challenged me, sometimes made me laugh and other times cry, but most of all it has made me want to be more like Jesus! The discussion questions really have caused me to think and dig deeper. I've used several of Gwen's other books in small group Bible studies and we've never been disappointed. I can't wait to use this one as well.