Lately, I have been enjoying the writings and teachings of Jennie Allen. Admittedly, I hadn’t heard of her prior to this year when the women’s group at my church began a study using Chase (an amazing study).
Right now, I am enjoying Allen’s Nothing to Prove: Why We Can Stop Trying So Hard. This is a book that will minister to many aching hearts, as we realize our Lord Jesus is enough. . . and we are enough for Him.
As the title says, we have nothing to prove. Our Mighty God has already taken care of it. It is time to remember our good Father is all we need, and is actively taking good care of us.
Allen is engaging, as she teaches the Word of God and shares her life experiences. There are many nuggets of biblical truths found in this book.
God will use this book to meet and minster to many whose hearts ache, because this is the God we serve. He revives and breathes new life into us.
With each page, I find another “something” that resonates with the weight my soul carries. And, it gives me peace as I walk through this book of being taught God’s Word. This is another reason to keep on reading. Friends, this is a book I really want to keep reading. My book is covered in highlights, because it is something I genuinely need to hear. Which, makes this an easy review to give.
We need more books like this one to spur us on, and help us to remember the truths of the Gospel. That our Savior is enough.
It is about our Lord Jesus and what He has done for us. We don’t have to keep trying so hard. We can learn to truly rest in our Risen Lord Jesus Christ who loves us anyway. He came to die on the cross and rose again, so we could be with Him – and enjoy Him.
As I read, I continue to learn that it is about being with Jesus. We can place our hope and dreams in our Lord, and know that we have all we need. We can rest, knowing Jesus has drawn us to Himself.
We don’t have to keep trying so hard, but we can take time to pause and celebrate the kind of relationship we have with Him. We can stop the chaotic rushing of doing, and meet with our King who loves us anyway.
Do I believe God can use this book in the lives of others? Absolutely.
Would I recommend it to others? Yes, I would.
Friends, be sure to pick up your copy of Nothing to Prove!