Books that Build Relationships

Before 10am there are already a list of things telling me I’m not enough. I am behind on laundry, I did not meet a work deadline and I choose to eat a donut rather than avocado toast for breakfast. To turn my insufficiencies around, I try harder. I people please. I work longer hours. I tell others I don’t need their help. I am a one-woman show. But, what if I didn’t need to live that way? What if God wanted me to slow down? What if I believed He was enough?

Author and IF:Gathering founder, Jennie Allen, wrestles with those same questions in her latest book, Nothing to Prove. Allen challenges us to reconsider a life of striving for a life lived in God’s fullness:

“No more performing. No more pretending. No more proving ourselves… I am realizing it’s not my curse that I believe I am not enough; it’s my sin that I keep trying to be.”

Culture tells us we need to prove our worth at all costs. How can we demonstrate that God is enough to our neighbors? How do we live…


 

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