Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Restless - by Jennie Allen
The book Restless (by Jennie Allen) is a book written for those who want to be more of who God made them to be and who are willing to allow their past to propel them into their future. It is not just a book you read; it's a study you take part in. With easily readable chapters that aren't too lengthy (which is key for most busy women I know), Restless is a book that can draw the reader closer to the heart of the Lord.
There are a lot of things that I really love about this book. Jennie Allen's open and honest writing is refreshing and her desire to see women grow closer to their Lord through open honesty and small groups are something the modern-day church could use a lot more of. And in every chapter I found at least one "take away" ~ some nugget of truth that impacted the way I view my life and my ability to glorify God in all of it's ups and downs.
There are also things that I did not love about this book. I'm a type-A lady through and through. I don't do well with time lines and vague instructions, and the last portion of Restless has a lot of that. Now I also realize that I'm 41, of a different generation than the author's primary audience. That has a lot to do with the things I did not love about Restless. Jennie Allen is a great writer, and I can see from this book that she has a wonderful ministry. I'm probably just too old and too type-A to be able to grab hold of all she has to offer. I encourage you to read several reviews and see what others have to say rather than taking this one paragraph from one book review and decide not to read the book. My opinion is just that - and I'm willing to admit I may be the odd man out here :)
If you do read the book and have something to share with me about it, I'd love to read your comments. Especially if they aren't in agreement with my opinion ~ that's one way I "grow up", so to speak.
Thanks for reading my review of Restless, and Lord bless you today!
On my "Page Turner Scale" of 1 to 5, I gave this book a 3.
Disclaimer ~ I received this book free of charge for review purposes from BookSneeze. All opinions shared here are solely my own.
Day 308 done :)
Jan L. Burt
author of The Homeschooling Mothers Bible Study