A group of 5 of my friends and I just finished Stuck by Jennie Allen. It was such a real, and honest and deep study. The group that God brought to my house each Thursday to go through this study was a precious gift. We all had many places we wer stuck and together we worked through them. This study is beautifully written and really digs deep into those places you don’t always like to go, but need to!
Jennie is so real and transparent, and extremely passionate about God. She is completely honest about her struggles and that makes her so easy to relate to. She is truly a gifted writer that God is using to penetrate the hearts of women who are stuck for one reason or another.
The topics each week hit home with all of us, I think we all struggle with each one in some form or fashion. The two that hit home the most with us were Mad and Overwhelmed. With those we spent extra time digging deep and letting God work and reveal our sin. Jennie has some powerful concepts and new ways of thinking about, and understanding God’s word. I find myself thinking back to her words often. Especially her words in the Mad chapter. Not only does she tell some great stories, provide Bible verses to back everything up, but she asks some very hard questions. She gets right to the point and digs deep to the source of our “stuck” places.
You will be inspired and challenged and comforted all at once.
We used the discussion cards each week to allow each of us time to open up and become more transparent. We could also see God’s work over the weeks that we met. During our last meeting (last week) we shared what God had done within us and what He is continuing to do. Jennie has lit a spark in each of us, and through her words God is healing our stuck places and leading us closer to Him. It was a great journey for all of us and we can’t wait to do another one of Jennie’s studies!!