Jennie AllenWaterbrook Press / 2018 / Trade PaperbackOur Price$12.995 out of 5 stars for Nothing to Prove: Why We Can Stop Trying So Hard. View reviews of this product. 21 Reviews Video
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dae5 Stars Out Of 5easy to readFebruary 22, 2021daeJennie just tells it like it is! its easy to read and has great examples
ldybird5 Stars Out Of 5A must readAugust 19, 2017ldybirdQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0Everything you've always felt but never dared to say...good to know we all, sisters in Christ feel this way....
BernCaliforniaAge: 35-44Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Look to Jesus!August 2, 2017BernCaliforniaAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4I was looking forward to reading Jennie Allen's new book, Nothing to Prove. I had heard a bit about Jennie when she was interviewed at the Gospel Coalition's Women's conference. I did not know much about her except that she had written a number of books and was a very sought after speaker.
Being a bit of a Type-A personality that often needs to be "doing" - I was hopeful that Jennie's book would be an opportunity for me to be pointed back to Jesus and His all sufficient power.
She began her book with much transparency as she shared feeling inadequate and unable to deal with what was in front of her. I appreciate her relevant examples of being lost in several seasons of television shows on Netflix rather than being replenished by our Savior who has life giving, unending streams of water.
I honestly had a hard time as I initially began to read. Jennie's book was very conversational in style and much of what she shared was biblical counsel, but I felt like she could have pointed more directly toward scripture as she shared thoughts. She does not shy away from providing scripture in the book, but it could have been saturated in scripture and for me, would have been more powerful.
Jennie's book is filled with biblical truth, this is an excerpt:
"You can choose to live in these overflowing streams of His enoughness. Will you choose Him instead of living pulled along, missing your life, unable to take a deep breath?
We cannot save ourselves. But this story has a Hero.
Will you let Him save you?
In you don't catch anything else about why you never have to prove yourself, hear this: IT IS JESUS."
I would have liked powerful statements like these to be rooted in the infallible word of God. All in all, it was an encouraging book that told me to look to Jesus, the one that saves, redeems, and sanctifies. I am always grateful for the reminder that it's not about me and all about Christ.
micah5 Stars Out Of 5Life ChangingFebruary 27, 2017micahQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Jennie's passion for Jesus has completely changed me. After reading other books she's written, I've been changed in such profound ways, so when I heard about Nothing to Prove coming out, I knew I had to read it. It does not disappoint. Jennie is so transparent as she speaks to the reader about feeling not enough. She speaks as a friend baring her soul. I found myself relating to her story on such a deep level. The applications she shares have helped to grow closer to Jesus. All in all, this book will change your life if you let. Approach reading this book with an open heart and allow Jesus to use this incredible message to set you free from all the trying to be good enough.
Patti Rosell5 Stars Out Of 5Read, read it again, give to others and discuss in commmunity!!February 23, 2017Patti RosellQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5One of the most sacred invitations you can be called to is the story, the real story of where another has walked. Jennie Allen has simply & clearly laid out the steps she has journeyed. In her vulnerability and admitting where she does not have it all together, she shows how God, in His grace already knew that. He knows we all are limited, fallen and receives us in that place of not enoughness. Jennie models how naming, confessing and getting honest in the areas we are striving or numbing out, actually become the very places of intimacy and life. It is in those places of brutal honesty where Jesus can invade and show Himself to be sweeter and more satisfying than anything the world could offer.
One of the strengths of this book, is Jennie invites you to the very words of Scripture. The living, breathing, active words of God intersecting in our current space and time bring life. She walks through the book of John, showing us Jesus way of love, truth and grace. Her current application, encouragement and call to our generation is rooted in the story of God. You will be stirred to pick up your Bible, digging deeper into the words that lead to hope, salvation and lasting change.
This is a book that has many layers. You can devour it, move through it and then it beckons you to keep considering the Truth. It is experiential, offering time throughout to reflect and consider and will be a wonderful tool in the hands of women as they process together. There will be beautiful stories of the Lord using these very words to set women free; free to worship and live connected to the One who gives life abundantly. What a treasured voice Jennie is for our generation!