What Are You Trying To Prove?

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Nothing To Prove Book Review

 

I just finished up another wonderful journey on the launch team for Jennie Allen’s newest book, Nothing To Prove. First, it is a fantastic book, and second, I just love launching.  It really should be a professional gig. Anyway, before I start talking about the book, let me ask you, “What are you trying to prove?” We might not think we are, but we are all trying to prove something.

 

Yesterday, I wrote my review on Amazon and gave it the title, “The Best Book I Didn’t Know I Needed.”  I had not previously read any of Jennie’s other books, but I had watched her via my laptop for IF: Gathering. I wasn’t sure what I was getting into by signing up for this launch team, but God sure did. He knew I needed this book. If someone asked me if I was living my life in a manner of trying to prove something, I would have laughed it off. However, this book opened my eyes to the way I was living.

 

I wrote last month about how last year I had a feeling that I was missing something.  That I wasn’t focused and I didn’t feel like I was measuring up.  To put it simply, I had been lacking joy, and Joy is my middle name so I best not be lacking in it! Here is what Jennie has to say about lacking joy:

Nothing To Prove Book Review

 

Needless to say, that stung. Chapter 3 is titled, “Numbing Out” and I think I underlined the whole chapter. It was evident to me, that was what last year was for me, a “numbing out” year. I felt numb.

 

“We were made for wonder but we’ve settled for entertainment.” {Jennie Allen, Nothing To Prove}

 

She talks about how Jesus is the best fulfillment, but we looked past him in hopes of something else satisfying our cravings.

Nothing To Prove Book Review

 

Ouch. Don’t expect this to be a pat you on the back; you are doing a great job book. It is much more a slap you silly wake-up call. However, it is done in the most beautiful and loving way, because Jennie shares her testimony about how she realized she was living this way and how she took steps to change it.  She talks about how she and her husband scaled back on worldly things that they sought to satisfy them, and what the results were.

 

The apathy and numbness that for months had lulled me into a place where I craved comfort more than a massive movement of His Spirit, it shifted. Now I find myself waking up and craving God again. {Jennie Allen, Nothing To Prove}

 

One of the things she suggested in the Experience Guide following one of the chapters was to take a technology fast for a Sunday.  I did that this past Sunday, and it was freeing.  I didn’t bring my phone to church, and I only picked it up to make a phone call. No mindless Facebook scrolling, no email, no pictures… just living in the day.  It was wonderful, and I plan to have more tech free Sundays!

 

I can’t recommend this book enough.  It has pushed me, encouraged me and more than anything, it has awakened me.  It is my first physical book I have read for my 2017 Goals, and I gave it five stars! If you are anything like me, I promise you it is the best book you didn’t know you needed to read! See below for more goodies!

 

Book Trailer

 

Book Club

Jennie will be doing a Book Club on Facebook Live starting on February 21st.  More info here!

 

Tour

Jennie is taking Nothing To Prove on tour! Check out the dates below and here for more information.

 

 

 

 

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3 Responses

  1. AmyG
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    Yes! I loved and hated the “Numbing Out” chapter as well. Such conviction but Jennie always follows up with hope! I am reading through the blogs of others from the launch team and I’m glad to find new voices to read.

  2. Jennifer Dickerson
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    This looks like an amazing book! I identify with the video trailer so much! Definitely will have to read now! From http://www.jenniferdickerson.com

  3. Sabrina
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    This sounds like an interesting book! I love Jennie’s heart and message so I look forward to reading it!!

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