I received this book for free from BookLook in exchange for my review. All opinions are my own.
I have been hearing about Jennie Allen for a while. Several of the bloggers I follow either know her and have read her books, have participated in her studies, or have just read her books and recommended them. When I saw that her newest book, Restless, was up for review, I had to check it out. I must say, I loved it!
In this book, Jennie uses testimonies and situations from her own life as well as from the lives of those women closest to her to help the reader to find "threads" in her life and figure out how to use those threads all together to the Glory of God. It's really quite fascinating.
Jennie is well-written and I had no trouble following her reading at all. I loved her constant reference to scripture and her ability to be down to earth while helping the reader to dig deep in their lives to find their purpose.
I also loved that within the pages of the book were journal pages that were designed to be written upon after each chapter was finished to help identify the mentioned threads. I didn't write in mine because I wanted to send the book to a friend after I read it and I want her to be able to write in it.
Jennie writes to help the reader, typically women, to listen to God right where they are. Whether it is as a mother, wife, employee, etc, she really tries to point women to find what they are passionate about in everyday life and use that to glorify God. I loved that she brought this to the forefront because I think so often, we feel like we have to do more, add something to our "list" in order to honor God. Jennie really drives home the point that this simply isn't the case.
I would recommend this book to anyone and I can't wait to send it to my friend!