About Get Out of Your Head

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Are your thoughts holding you captive? I’ll never be good enough. Other people have better lives than I do. God couldn’t really love me. Jennie Allen knows what it’s like to swirl in a spiral of destructive thoughts, but she also knows we don’t have to stay stuck in toxic thinking patterns.
 
As she discovered in her own life, God built a way for us to escape that downward spiral. Freedom comes when we refuse to be victims to our thoughts and realize we have already been equipped with power from God to fight and win the war for our minds.
 
In Get Out of Your Head, Jennie inspires and equips us to transform our emotions, our outlook, and even our circumstances by taking control of our thoughts. Our enemy is determined to get in our heads to make us feel helpless, overwhelmed, and incapable of making a difference for the kingdom of God. But when we submit our minds to Christ, the promises and goodness of God flood our lives in remarkable ways.
 
It starts in your head. And from there, the possibilities are endless.

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My Review

If Cara Putman’s Flight Risk is my mic-drop ficton read of 2020, Jennie Allen’s Get Out of Your Head is its non-fiction counterpart.

Challenging, convicting, entertaining, raw, honest … I could go on, but you get the picture. It’s particularly timely as we go on week number I don’t even know anymore of shelter-in-place, where coronavirus rules many the news feed — not just on social media, but news sites too. We need a break. We need hope. We need Christ. And Get Out of Your Head points us back to Him.

I started reading the book B.C. — before coronavirus — and saw so many truth bombs … yet set it aside as I took a small trip to New Zealand. 😀 Small trip. 7,000 miles from home. And it took three weeks after I got back to pick it up again. But thank God I did; it’s the kick in the pants I needed to, truly, get out of my own head. Enough scrolling mindlessly through social media (just one example), where panic often reigns. How about time in the Word instead, reminding myself of truth and who God says I am?

Allen pulls no punches in this book; her honesty and forthrightness are refreshing in an always-uncertain world. Her writing style engages the reader and challenges me, anyway, to really think about the thoughts I’ve let reign unchecked. I love that I am only 10 minutes away from literal brain change … and feel refreshed and encouraged to pursue Christ anew as a result of this read. Highly recommended.

I received a copy of the book from the publisher via NetGalley. All opinions are my own.

About the Author

Via Amazon Jennie Allen is the founder and visionary behind IF:Gathering, an organization that equips women to know God more deeply and to disciple others in their own lives. Through simulcasts and live events, IF has reached more than one million women in nearly two hundred countries and has seven thousand women leading in-person gatherings around the world. A popular podcaster and sought-after speaker, Jennie has taught at Women of Faith, Catalyst, Q Conference, and Send (North American Mission Board), as well as some of the largest churches in North America. She is the author of several books and study guides, including Restless, Anything, and Nothing to Prove. Jennie has a master’s degree in biblical studies from Dallas Theological Seminary. She and her husband, Zac, live in Dallas, Texas, with their children. Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram