Sunday, May 27, 2012

Book Review - Anything - the prayer that unlocked my God and my Soul

Anything - by Jennie Allen


This book was simply amazing. It is deep, insightful, and will absolutely make you think about your relationship with the Lord and whether or not you're willing to do anything for Him.

I had reviewed Jennie's Bible study, "Stuck" and it was so great I didn't think she could top that, but she not only topped it, she went way above and beyond!

I think the first thing I love about reading her book was that she's totally real and open. She tells it like it is and doesn't sugar coat her feelings or life. I love that! This book was about her and her husband praying a prayer to the Lord that they would do anything He called them to do. Anything. I don't know about you, but that strikes a little fear in my heart! If you're like me, you pray, "I'll do anything for you Lord, but....."  With Jennie and her husband, there was no "but". As I read her book, though, I realized how much God was working in their lives through this huge prayer!

I wondered how much I was missing out on by not praying this prayer. How many things does the Lord have for me to do, but I haven't surrendered my will to His? Reading "Anything" made me want to pray this prayer, though, because I could see how much the Lord was doing through Jennie! How amazing to be used in such a wonderful way! Her Bible study and this book are a testament to her willingness to surrender and be obedient to God and I can see how much these two things have changed my own relationship with the Lord! Imagine if she hadn't been obedient and we didn't have these great resourses?

She was honest that she and her family were attacked by the enemy when they became obedient to the Lord and prayed this prayer of surrender. I love that. She prepared us for the war that would be ahead of us if we chose to pray "anything" to the Lord. After reading this book, I'm ready. I'm ready to pray that prayer! I want the Lord to use me and I want to have the faith to be obedient to anything he calls me to!

I highly, highly recommend this book! It will scare you to death, but in a good way! lol We all like to think we are in control of our lives, don't you know.  You will come to see that surrendering all to the Lord is the greatest calling we can have in this life.

*This book was provided to me for my honest review by Shelton Interactive

God bless you - Julie

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