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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Nothing to Prove - Jennie Allen

Why we can stop trying so hard. The author is founder of If:Gathering, that you may have heard of or even attended. On page 63, the author states, "We cannot do it ourselves. We have to be saved." and on this point I agree. But, there are many other points that I disagree with the author. It all sounds so good on the surface, the IF: Gathering website states, "In response to great division and theological disputes in the first three centuries of the church, a council formed to bring unity and agreement over the most essential doctrines of Christianity. One of the creeds that has stood the test of time is the Nicene Creed. This creed became a guiding statement of faith for the Church. We now find ourselves divided over many, many things - and yet about the most important things we whole-heartedly agree."
It seems the over-riding factor in these types of books written for the modern Christian woman is that it is full of emotionalism, and very few are deeply theological.
Also from the website, "In 2007 Jennie Allen sensed God telling her to disciple a generation."
More can be read here about Jennie Allen:http://www.truthkeepers.com/?p=763

I can not recommend this book based on what I have read.