Sunday, June 10, 2012

Anything: A Book Review

About The Book:

Safe. Comfortable. Happy.

Words we all love. Feelings we want. Even crave. We may love God, but being that he's invisible, words likecomfortable 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.

About The Author:

Jennie Allen's passion is to communicate a bigger God through writing and teaching. She graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary with a masters in Biblical Studies and is blessed to serve alongside her husband Zac in ministry. They have four children, including their youngest son who was recently adopted from Rwanda.

My Review:

This is by far one of the most challenging books I have read this year. It will push you to truly live out of your comfort zone and really think about what it means to be ready to do anything for our Lord! Anything is an easy read, but is definitely a thought-provoking book. I have recommended it to many people already, and have lent out my copies a few times already. I have also marked up the book, so that I can go back and reference it when necessary. It is a theologically sound book that will move you to get moving and do what God wants you to do, not what you think you should do. The author writes with a gentle authenticity that is so incredibly encouraging and refreshing! I loved it!

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up.

BUY IT: You can purchase Anything at your favorite bookseller from Thomas Nelson

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Thomas Nelson and Graf-Martin Communication Inc., for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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