Do you feel like you're missing something?What if this feeling wasnt a bad thing? It could be a longing for more of God and a catalyst to living the life that was designed before the foundations of the earth were laid.A lot of us, if were honest, are afraid. We hold our dreams close to our chest. But our passions have a purpose they were engineered for Gods greater plan and he intends for us to use them for his glory and purposes.In Restless, Bible teacher and fellow struggler Jennie Allen explores practical ways to identify the threads of your life and how to intentionally weave them together. She explains how your gifts, passions, places, and relationships arent random; theyre deliberate and meaningful. And your suffering its possible it has produced the very thing you want to give back to the world.Using the story of Joseph, the dreamer, Jennie explains how his suffering, gifts, relationships all of the threads of his life fit into the greater story of God and how our stories can do the same. What would happen if God got bigger than your fear and insecurity, and you spent the rest of your life running without reservation after his purposes for you? You were created for more....
|Title||:||Restless: Because You Were Made for More|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||220 pages|
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Restless: Because You Were Made for More Reviews
Jennie Allen’s interactive book (not a Biblestudy–I’m not sure why it’s billed that way) Restless: Because You Were Made for More has some helpful points about considering whether your vague restless feeling is God calling you to a bigger purpose and seeking Him more deeply.
I appreciated that Allen led off with an admission that our culture, even church culture, encourages an often obsessive amount of self-focus. She is up front about how a lot of times we just need to get over ourselves and get ...more
The very same day that I picked up a copy of Jennie Allen’s Anything on the bargain rack at my local Christian bookstore, I had the opportunity to review her new book Restless. And while I have not yet read Anything, I found myself unable to put down Restless.
A book about dreams, calling, purpose, and bringing Glory to God, Restless touched my soul and gave me wings.
Through sharing her own personal life experiences, the stories of some of the people closest to her, and the Biblical account of t ...more
This book lives on the shelf with Helpful Gamechanging spiritual reads. I can't think of the last book that was *this* practical and inspiring. My middle name is Restless, so the theme especially spoke to me. I participated in the online chats with Jennie Allen and Jamie Ivey which drove home how needed this message of encouraging women to live in the fullness of their Christ-given callings is. The text itself is well-written but very simple. I gave this book 5 stars because of the reader respon ...more
Jennie Allen challenges me to think about how the pieces or threads of my life can be woven together to be used for God's purposes. I need to reread this slowly, taking time to reflect on the journal prompts she provides. But even without doing that yet, there are so many sentences in this book that made me stop and pause, comforted me that others share my experiences while prodding me to think and act differently. Allen is an approachable writer without oversimplifying or relying on truisms.
The book helped me to understand my being restless. I still struggle to figure out what to do, and am stepping out to do 'something'. I appreciated the study/parallel with Joseph's life, so if nothing else, I have a deeper understanding and appreciation for his life and trials to save a nation.
I appreciate a book written on the topic of calling, and I like that this one invites introspection and self-evaluation, but unfortunately Restless belongs to the growing population of Christian-chick-self-help books: not well-written, loosely focused on Scripture, and theologically watered down. Perhaps I'm not the intended audience for this book. I wanted more protein and less fluff. Also, having led a group of women studying this book, I should add that the structure of the book is awkward, i ...more
I thought it was pretty repetitive and not all that engaging. There are a few grammatical errors and I find it hard to get past that. It just left me more unsure about things in my already shaky faith.
This takes a lot of time to read because of all the thought that needs to be put in it. It's a great way to take account of your life and discover things about yourself you may not have known/admitted. I need to re-read it with consistency and diligence. Great book and well-written.