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We Can Stop Trying So Hard

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No More Pretending.

No More Performing.

No More Fighting to Prove Yourself.

Are you tired, inside and out? Are you overwhelmed with choices and expectations and pressures, trying your best to measure up–yet you still feel as if you're losing ground and missing out on the best parts of your life?

You are not alone.

Jennie Allen understands the daily struggle so many of us face with inadequacy and insecurity. We often find ourselves paralyzed by the belief that we are not good enough, talented enough, or spiritual enough to do what we are supposed to do in life. And she invites us into a different experience, one in which our souls are content and epic dreams unfold through our lives. In Nothing to Prove, she calls us to…

  • Find freedom from self­-induced pressure by admitting we’re not enough—but Jesus is
  • Stop doing things for God, and start doing things with Him
  • Admit our greatest needs and watch them be filled by the only One who can meet them.
  • Discover how God moves wildly through those who have nothing to protect and nothing to prove
  • Make it our goal to know and love Jesus, then watch what He does in and through us

As you wade into the refreshing truth of the more­-than-­enough life Jesus offers, you’ll experience the joyous freedom that comes to those who are determined to discover what God can do through a soul completely in love with Him.

Meet the Author

Jennie Allen

Jennie Allen is a recovering achiever who is passionate about Jesus. She is the best­selling author of Anything and Restless, as well as the founder and visionary for the million­-strong IF:Gathering, which exists to gather, equip, and unleash the next generation to live out their purpose. Jennie speaks frequently at conferences such as Catalyst and Q. She holds a master’s degree in biblical studies from Dallas Theological Seminary and lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband, Zac, and their four children.

From the Book

"God is not after great performances or great movements. He is after us!"


What others are saying about Nothing to Prove

"All I know is that when I’m around Jennie, she makes me hungry to know God better. Her passion to be His above all others—at any cost—stirs something in my soul."

—Kay Warren, Bible teacher and author of Choose Joy

"With vulnerability and authenticity, Jennie Allen encourages us to wade deep into the streams of the Living Water and live secure in the knowledge that we have absolutely nothing to prove to God or to people."

—Mark Batterson, lead pastor of National Community Church

"Way to go, Jennie! Loved this book! It’s one thing to write well about the high concepts of faith or, alternatively, about the nitty gritty of real life. To write well about both grace and Netflix, both the sufficiency of Christ and also homework—that’s very hard to do, and Jennie does it beautifully."

—Shauna Niequist, author of Present Over Perfect

"Jennie Allen calls us to the best version of us—the version God intended. She calls us to rise above ‘woe is me’ and bring into focus ‘God is great!’ Run, don’t walk, to read Nothing to Prove."

—Louie and Shelley Giglio, cofounders of Passion Conferences and Passion City Church

"With honesty and raw passion, Jennie Allen invites us all to leave behind the proving and pretending that chokes the life out of us. There is more to life than this!"

—Jo Saxton, author, speaker, and board chair of 3DMovements

"Jennie is one of those rare people who holds a fiery and prophetic vision with such tenderness and grace. And because of that, hers is a voice I'm always reading and learning from. In this book she gets my nose in the Scriptures and my knees on the ground, and in my opinion a book that does that is as good as it gets."

—Jefferson Bethke, New York Times best-selling author of Jesus > Religion

"These pages are what your soul is begging for. In Nothing to Prove, Jennie Allen reminds us that when we drive ourselves mad chasing perfection, we miss the beautiful grace God designed us to live in. One of the most brilliant Bible teachers of our time, Jennie hands us all emancipation with these pages."

Ann Voskamp, author of The Broken Way

"Jennie Allen shares with great passion and transparency what every weary heart has been longing to embrace: Because of Jesus, we can stop striving. In Him, we are enough. And we have been all along."

Lysa Terkeurst, New York Times best-selling author and president of Proverbs 31 Ministries

"Jennie Allen shares from her heart, which is rooted in the Word of God, where true, deep soul rest is found. Using her own life as well as illustrations with which we can all relate, she faithfully proclaims that rest will only be found in Christ’s finished work."

Matt Chandler, lead pastor of the Village Church, Dallas, and president of Acts 29

"We live in a world that tries to steal our worth and identity on a daily basis. It shifts our hearts away from God and onto our own shortcomings. I am so grateful that my friend Jennie Allen, in Nothing to Prove, gives us all a realignment with the truth of Scripture. This book will help you take your eyes off your problems and put them back on God’s promises."

Christine Caine, founder of A21 and Propel Women


The Freedom Project Tour

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Aurora Community Nazarene Church
Seattle, WA
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Salem Alliance Church
Salem, OR
Friday, February 23, 2018
Stone Church & West Side Church
Yakima, WA
Saturday, February 24, 2018
New Hope Community Church
Hermiston, OR
Sunday, February 25, 2018
New Hope Church
Bend, OR
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Rose Drive Friends Church
Yorba Linda, CA
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Calvary Church of Pacific Palisades
Pacific Palisades, CA
Friday, March 2, 2018
Cornerstone Fellowship
Livermore, CA
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Wilson Theater
Fresno, CA
Sunday, March 4, 2018
William Jessup University
Rocklin, CA


Gathering, Equipping, and Unleashing the Next Generation of Women to Live out Their Purpose

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