Nothing to Prove: Why We Can Stop Trying So Hard

Nothing to Prove: Why We Can Stop Trying So Hard

by Jennie Allen


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The visionary behind the million-strong IF:Gathering challenges Christian women to discover what it means to do life with God rather than always striving to impress him, in this trade paperback edition of her perspective-shifting work, which now includes bonus material to enhance your book club experience, including discussion questions and easy-to-create recipes.
All too many of us struggle under the weight of life, convinced we need to work harder to prove to ourselves, to others, and to God that we are good enough, smart enough, and spiritual enough to do the things we believe we should.
Author and Bible teacher Jennie Allen invites us into a different experience, one in which our souls overflow with contentment and joy. In Nothing to Prove she calls us to…

* Find freedom from self-induced pressure by admitting we’re not enough—but Jesus is. 
* Admit our greatest needs and watch them be filled by the only One who can meet them. 
* Make it our goal to know and love Jesus, then watch what He does in and through us.
As you wade into the refreshing truth of the more-than-enough life Jesus offers, you’ll experience the joyous freedom that comes to those who are determined to discover what God can do through a soul completely in love with Him.
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“These pages are what your soul is begging for"
—Ann Voskamp
Nothing to Prove takes us on a journey toward freedom from the need to measure up.”
—Mark Batterson
We love this glorious and universally resounding message.”
—Louie and Shelley Giglio
“This book will help you take your eyes off your problems and put them back on God’s promises.”
—Christine Caine

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781601429629
Publisher: The Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/06/2018
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 50,633
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Jennie Allen is a recovering achiever who is passionate about Jesus. She is the best-selling author of Anything and Restless, as well as the founder and visionary for the million-strong IF:Gathering, which exists to gather, equip, and unleash the next generation to live out their purpose.
Jennie speaks frequently at conferences such as Catalyst and Q. She holds a master’s degree in biblical studies from Dallas Theological Seminary and lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband, Zac, and their four children.
Twitter: @JennieAllen
Instagram: @JennieSAllen

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Admitting Our Thirst

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Table of Contents

Admitting Our Thirst 1

Part 1 Our Desert of Striving

1 My Quiet Confession 13

2 Star Charts and Backpacks 28

3 Numbing Out 47

4 Coming Up for Air 64

Part 2 God's Streams of Enoughness

5 No Longer Thirsty 81

The Stream of Fulfillment

6 No Longer Lonely 102

The Stream of Connection

7 No Longer Tired 124

The Stream of Rest

8 No Longer Passive 147

The Stream of Risk

9 No Longer Afraid 169

The Stream of Hope

10 No Longer Ashamed 189

The Stream of Grace

11 No Longer Empty 209

The Stream of Calling

Final Thoughts: What We Believe About God 232

Acknowledgments 236

Notes 240

Book Club Resources 243

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