I started reading this book in January, upon the recommendation of several women I know. They swore this book was so eye opening for them and definitely revived their love and enthusiasm for Kingdom building. After reading the mixed reviews on Amazon, I opted to buy the book and see for myself.
This book is broken down into three sections during which she describes her past experiences, the prayer that changed her life, and the results of the request to God. In the part one Jennie and I couldn’t get along. I just couldn’t get into this part of the book. I felt like she kept reiterating the same point of being stuck, unfulfilled in ministry, and desiring to branch out through her life and the stories of others. Don’t get me wrong, the stories were okay but I just felt like I got it and I was ready to read the next step.
In part two Mrs. Allen quickly goes through the details of the prayers she and her husband prayed to God for the opportunity to do anything. She includes the back and forth of saying “yes” to whatever he commanded and fears of the unknown. This part peeked my interest a bit more and it only took me two days to read. Part three was my favorite because she finally revealed the results and included some tips for completing this process on your own. I would’ve loved for more from part three than the other sections, as it only took me an hour to finish it.
A few of my favorite tidbits from this book include a portion where she discusses making a commitment to God with the approval of your spouse. It is imperative as a wife that you do not try to overpower your husband and his leadership in the home in any way. I also loved how her and her husband desired the same thing which proves that they are one. Often times you can pray for something, discuss it with your spouse later and learn they were praying for the same thing. This made me think of Psalms 37:4-5 and how it is a great depiction of two becoming one. God will grant you the desires of your heart and as you grow in Him you will yearn for what he has already ordained for you.
With all my reviews, I suggest you check the book out on your own. I believe this book is for someone who feels complacent in ministry work and may desire to hear the story of someone who felt the same way. I don’t think this book was a good fit for me at this time in my life; however, it may be the push you need to endure until the end. I wanted to try her Bible studies Stuck and Chase but based on my experience with this book I will probably look for something else.
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