Shine: Stepping into the Role You Were Made For

Shine: Stepping into the Role You Were Made For

by Allison Allen


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It's time you stepped into the light of God's role for you

Actors aren't the only ones who play characters. Many of us do, much of the time. We walk into a room, figure out who we're supposed to be in this context, slip into character, and say the lines we know we should say. We become someone else. Maybe we tell ourselves it's some version of us, but deep down we know this inauthentic character is not what God wants for our lives—and it's not what we want either.

With fascinating personal stories and sharp insight into human nature, former actor Allison Allen calls you to drop the brave act and step into the role of a lifetime—being your real self in Christ, no matter what the critics might say. She gives you permission to talk about, rather than around, the things you feel, freeing you to step out of the shadows and into the light of God's true calling.

"The life-giving content on these pages has the power to fill your sails with holy wind and literally change the trajectory of your story!"—Lisa Harper, bestselling author and Bible teacher

"In this book, Allison shares stories of conquering fear, pain, and rejection that uniquely paved the way toward growth, joy, and wisdom. She teaches us to rise above it all and experience God's beautiful light. You will most definitely be inspired."—Scott Hamilton, Olympic figure skating champion; sports commentator; inspirational speaker; cancer survivor

"Through Allison's beautifully transparent story, you and I are encouraged to step out of the shadows of fear and self-doubt and, in Jesus's name, shine!"—Sheila Walsh, bestselling author of In the Middle of the Mess; co-host of LIFE Today

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780800728199
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/05/2017
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 1,259,251
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Allison Allen is a graduate of the prestigious Carnegie Mellon University and appeared in 650 performances of the Broadway production of Grease. A former Women of Faith dramatist and current Bible teacher, she speaks to women at conferences and retreats around the country, exploring themes of purpose, value, and identity in original and unexpected ways. She lives with her family in Tennessee.

Table of Contents

Dear Friend 11

1 All the World's a Stage 13

2 The Brave Act and Character Shoes 27

3 Ancient Character Shoes 42

4 What's in a Name? 51

5 Spitting Out the Poison 66

Before the Curtain Rises: An Allegory 83

6 Finding Your Light 87

7 Empty Spotlights 99

8 Finer Points of Light 115

9 Trusting the Director 129

10 You Are What You Rehearse 143

11 Waiting in the Wings 154

12 Being in the Moment vs. Stealing the Light 164

13 Understudy Graces 176

14 The Places You'll Go 188

15 Despite the Critics 203

16 The Show Must Go On 219

17 Blackouts and Glow Tape 228

18 The Role of a Lifetime 236

Acknowledgments 245

Notes 249

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