Bible Studies, Non-Fiction Books




Because You Were

Made for More


Jennie Allen

Thank you to the publisher for providing a copy of this book for my honest review!!!


About the Book:


Do You Feel Like You’re Missing Something?

What if this feeling wasn’t a bad thing? It could be a longing for more of God and a catalyst to living the life that was designed before the foundations of the earth were laid.


A lot of us, if we’re honest, are afraid. We hold our dreams close to our chest. But our passions have a purpose—they were engineered for God’s greater plan and he intends for us to use them for his glory and purposes.


In Restless, Bible teacher and fellow struggler Jennie Allen explores practical ways to identify the threads of your life and how to intentionally weave them together. She explains how your gifts, passions, places, and relationships aren’t random; they’re deliberate and meaningful. And your suffering—it’s possible it has produced the very thing you want to give back to the world.

Using the story of Joseph, the dreamer, Jennie explains how his suffering, gifts, relationships—all of the threads of his life—fit into the greater story of God and how our stories can do the same. What would happen if God got bigger than your fear and insecurity, and you spent the rest of your life running without reservation after his purposes for you? You were created for more.

About the Author:


Jennie Allen is a passionate leader following God’s call on her life to catalyze this generation to live what they believe. She is the author of Anything and the Bible studies Stuck and Chase, and is the founder and visionary of IF: Gathering. Jennie is married to her best friend, Zac, and they have been blessed with four children, the youngest of whom was adopted from Rwanda.



My Review:


Have you ever felt like something is missing in your life, in your walk with God? I have felt this way more times than I can count. In Restless, Jennie Allen uses the story of Joseph, the dreamer, to explain to us how the suffering Joseph endured, the gifts he received and the relationships that he had are threads of his life that miraculously fit into the story of God and how those same things in our lives can fit into the story of God also.


We all have gifts, passions, places, and relationships and they all are gifts from God. Ms. Allen explains how these aren’t random that they are meaningful. And our suffering is truly a gift from God, and something that we can give back to the world.


This book is definitely life changing and will help you see that we don’t have to be restless, that we can have that longing for more of God fulfilled. That are dreams are no longer dreams and our passions have a purpose, part of God’s greater plan.


I highly recommend this book for everyone who is longing for a closer relationship with God. Read it, share it and learn to help others have that closer relationship with God.



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