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Do You Feel Like You're Missing Something? What if this feeling wasn’t a bad thing? It could be a longing for 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 we’re honest are afraid We hold our dreams close to our chest But our passions have a purpose—they were engineered for God’s 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 aren’t random; they’re deliberate and meaningful And your suffering—it’s possible it has produced the very thing you want to give back to the worldUsing 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

10 thoughts on “Restless

  1. says:

    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 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 in that there's a lot of chapters of introduction before she gets to the real meat of things There seems to be this emergence of regular gals penning books of spiritual encouragement which is a good thing but I would prefer books on these topics spiritual direction motherhood etc from the hands of writers with real craftsmanship and art

  2. says:

    DISCLAIMER I didn't know this book was intended for women until after I started reading it; I thought it was just a regular Christian devotional bookNow for my review This volume had some excellent thoughts that I will start applying to my daily life; like she says I've been feeling restless for uite a while and had a lingering feeling like I could be doing so now I will

  3. says:

    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 deeplyI 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 started obeying God’s wordThe majority of the book then walks the reader through how the various threads of your life may point to God’s purpose for you This may be helpful for some readers but to be honest I thought it was a little too surface in some areas and a little too opaue in othersIt’s not that the book wasn’t worthwhile at all–I did get some good reminders and insights–but overall it felt a little light to me If you’re really interested in digging into this sort of thing I’d recommend Lara Casey’s book Make It Happen insteadThis review was originally posted on A Spirited Mind

  4. says:

    The general message was good but I felt like some of it was problematic As a black woman I was bothered by the author's need to keep mentioning Africa as if it was a country and also as if it was at times something bad

  5. says:

    Cannot even say how much I loved this book the theme the encouragement the challenges the dares etc What's it about? From the back of the book it explores practical ways to identify the threads of your life and how to intentionally weave them together This book guides you in ways to do that in such a practical encouraging and challenging waysAnd I loved the author's writing style Listen to just this sentence Some of us have decorated our prison walls so beautifully that we have altogether forgotten we are sitting in a cell wasting our lives Beautiful And tragically trueThe author a Bible teacher and fellow struggler offers concrete ways to begin to lay it all out there your dreams your passions your gifts your talents you personality and see what threads are pointing you to your God calling Again beautiful And so and beautifully and authentically done

  6. says:

    A beautifully written book that calls all women to serve their God fully Jennie's rich and candid prose makes it feel as if you are having a conversation with an old friend over coffee And when she spoke of the look of longing she saw in other women's eyes I recognized her words to be true I would recommend this to my girlfriends Useful for those who have had any major life challenges or who are just getting through their days Although I didn't agree theologically with the entirity of it I found it a challenging read and the exercises very useful An excellent book for the start of a new year that will greatly impact how I live for God

  7. says:

    I’ve had this on my unread bookshelf for years and I’m so glad I finally picked it up

  8. says:

    I love Jennie Allen's writing and her heart for the Lord I feel refreshed and challenged after reading her books or hearing her speak as if she were my personal mentor

  9. says:

    Jennie Allen is a powerful writer and speaker Easy read with journaling prompts if you want to dig deep

  10. says:

    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 wingsThrough sharing her own personal life experiences the stories of some of the people closest to her and the Biblical account of the life of Joseph Jennie encourages readers to take off the masks face their fears and embrace who God created us to beUsing the analogy of “threads” Restless helps you through the journey of identifying your own gifts and passions and how the darkest most painful moments of our lives are often the moments God uses to shape us mostThere is no randomness in the Christian life God works everything to the good of those who love Him Romans 828 always Even when it hurts even when we can’t understand why God is there creating something beautiful for our good and His GloryOverall I found Restless to be a Biblically sound and enriching book that encouraged me to run whole heartedly after God I would give the book an “A”Disclosure of Material Connection I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook bloggers program I was not reuired 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