Thursday, September 27, 2018

Thirsty for More: Discovering God's Unexpected Blessings in a Desert Season by Allison Allen

38502441Thirsty for More: Discovering God's Unexpected Blessings in a Desert Season

When it comes to our connection with God, we dread "dry seasons," when we feel far from our life-sustaining Creator and redeemer. We want to dwell in lush valleys, not wander in trackless deserts. And yet, during the first three centuries of the church, many men and women purposefully moved into deserts to seek God. They understood something that we have missed: a desert is not a place of vast nothingness, but a place where we can truly experience God's provision, restoration, and intimacy.

Through Scripture and personal stories of her own times of waiting and struggle, Allison Allen offers a fresh perspective for women who dare to believe that God is doing something of eternal value in their dry seasons. She shows how God can use these times in our lives to reveal himself to us, to give us rest, to get our attention, to show us our strength, to experience his blessings, and more. Any woman who has been feeling spiritually sapped will welcome this refreshing message of hope.

My Thoughts:
I love this book! Thirsty for More by Allison Allen is a great book! The truths in this book are vast and noteworthy. We often spend so much time running from desert. Most people do not like heat or pressure. As humans, being refined isn't something we sign up for. Going through the desert is another place you will not find a lot of people willing to go through, but it is necessary if you want to grow in your faith. We need to stop running from the spiritual desert and start running into the arms of Jesus. The desert brings fruit into our lives that our faith journey would not have the capacity to produce otherwise. The battle in the desert is so much sweeter and richer because of the fruit produced. Personally, I found this book to be a huge source of encouragement and strength. Maybe you know someone going through a dry season or you are going through one yourself. If so, pick up a copy of this book! It is a huge encouragement to press on! 

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