Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Anything by Jennie Allen

There are not too many books that speak to me so deeply as this one. I received this book for free in ebook format, but I will most likely be purchasing a real paper bound copy because I just loved it so much.

What if you told God you would do anything and He took you up on it? Jennie Allen takes readers on a journey of her life. From her childhood, to her teen years, and now to life as a mother of small children. She always believed in God...always knew she was saved, but she knew something was missing. She knew that there were parts of herself she was holding back from God and she knew that by holding those things back, she could not experience the full grace of God.

Too often we want to keep God in our little box. We know what He is capable of but sometimes we fail to fully trust Him with our problems. Jennie shows readers that it isn't always easy....and it's something she still struggles with everyday, but she's learning how to hand it all over to God one day at a time.

I loved this book so much. Jennie's style of writing is easy to read, and I felt like I could truly relate to her in a lot of ways. She seems like she is an incredibly down to earth woman, and I could easily see myself chatting with her over a cup of tea. She's unbelievably transparent about her shortcomings in her life. I felt that this was a refreshing change from most books I have read on this subject. Jennie doesn't portray herself as a perfect person, but rather an imperfect person who trusts a perfect God.

Another aspect of this book that I honestly liked was that Jennie knew her Bible passages. It seemed like the basis of her book was not just the story of her life, but that she wanted people to know God the way that she does. She's very clear with what Jesus has done for us by dying on the cross, and I appreciated just how transparent she was. I rate this book as 5 stars.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this ebook free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers <http://booklookbloggers.com> book review bloggers program. 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 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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