The visionary behind the million-strong IF:Gathering challenges Christian women to discover what it means to do life with God rather than always striving to impress him, in this trade paperback edition of her perspective-shifting work, which now includes bonus material to enhance your book club experience, including discussion questions and easy-to-create recipes.
All too many of us struggle under the weight of life, convinced we need to work harder to prove to ourselves, to others, and to God that we are good enough, smart enough, and spiritual enough to do the things we believe we should.
Author and Bible teacher Jennie Allen invites us into a different experience, one in which our souls overflow with contentment and joy. In Nothing to Prove she calls us to…
* Find freedom from self-induced pressure by admitting we’re not enough—but Jesus is.
* Admit our greatest needs and watch them be filled by the only One who can meet them.
* Make it our goal to know and love Jesus, then watch what He does in and through us.
As you wade into the refreshing truth of the more-than-enough life Jesus offers, you’ll experience the joyous freedom that comes to those who are determined to discover what God can do through a soul completely in love with Him.
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“These pages are what your soul is begging for"
“Nothing to Prove takes us on a journey toward freedom from the need to measure up.”
We love this glorious and universally resounding message.”
—Louie and Shelley Giglio
“This book will help you take your eyes off your problems and put them back on God’s promises.”
Allen (Anything and Restless), founder of If:Gathering, writes on a theme many women will recognize: a feeling of never measuring up to unrealistic standards of happiness and serenity. She shares her own lifelong struggles of feeling never quite enough for whatever challenge or task is set before her and uses biblical paradoxes to explain how natural and common such emotions are. Allen implores readers to understand that, of course, no one can handle all challenges in life alone, and that Jesus is more than enough for faithful readers to lean on during tough times. Rather than live in angst, anxiety, and a perpetual state of inadequacy, Allen exhorts Christ-followers to embrace their various lacks and lean all the more heavily upon Jesus to make up the difference. Readers will enjoy the lively stories Allen shares from her own life, including a car trip with friends that ended with Allen spilling everything about her inadequacies to them over burgers. In the second section of the book she dips into biblical accounts while offering takeaway thoughts, challenges, and a brief prayer. Accessible and candid, Allen s work is sure to find an audience far beyond the many If:Gathering faithful.