Safe. Comfortable. Happy.
Words we all love. Feelings we want. Even crave. We may love God, but being that he’s invisible, words like comfortable seem to feel better faster.
We are all chasing something. Our hearts were made to run hard and fast after things that move us. But as a generation we are all beginning to stir and wake up, identifying that these words don’t satisfy for long, especially when compared to God. If God is real, and we are going to live with Him forever, shouldn’t He be everything?
Caught in this familiar haze of worldly happiness and empty pursuits, Jennie Allen and her husband Zac prayed a courageous prayer of abandonment that took them on an adventure God had written for them.
“God, we will do anything. Anything.”
Anything is a prayer of surrender that will spark something. A prayer that will move us to stop chasing things that just make us feel happy and start living a life that matters. A life that is…
Surrendered. Reckless. Courageous.
If we truly know a God worth giving anything for, everything changes.
I received this book from the author/publisher for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are entirely my own.
Jennie Allen has a beautiful passion for God. I love how she makes herself transparent so that she can be relatable to her readers, but I believe that it’s her boldness in her calls to action that really caused me to love this book.
As I read, I wanted to underline and highlight pretty much every sentence! It was that good! Her passion is evident in her writing and her faith is real. Jennie touches on several different topics but for the most part she is telling us how and why should abandon the ordinary, in order that we may obtain the extraordinary. And the only way to do that is through prayer.
She tells her personal story in a way that is an example and not a “look at me” haute attitude. And I really just enjoyed getting to know her heart as well as discovering what prayer means to me personally.
So, overall, I am rating Anything by Jennie Allen, 5 out of 5 stars and encourage you to pick up this book for a devotional, Bible study, or even a gift to a friend; it is an excellent book.
Rayleigh is a Freshman in college with a major in Accounting and long-term goal of being a CPA. She is an avid reader of all genres, and just as much of her time is spent writing as it is reading. She is the Associate Editor and Web Manager for PURSUE Magazine, in addition to posting her monthly articles on their blog. Rayleigh interns for Hartline Literary Agency where she advises authors in the best way to market their books. She is also a Social Media Manager for various businesses.
Her writing pseudonym is Rae Leigh and she is in the process of seeking publication for her Dystopian novella, Program MIRA.