I read Jennie Allen's newest book through the online Good Morning Girls summer study and all I can say is, "Wow!"
Jennie Allen pours her heart out into this book. She discusses how she and her husband realized that if God really is as big and loving as the Bible says He is, and if heaven really is real, then we as Christians should be giving our all; giving God everything. This "anything" prayer led the couple to adopt their son from Rwanda.
While adopting a child from Africa is wonderful and perfect for Jennie's family, it may not be right for everyone... and she recognizes that. This is a major difference between this book and Francis Chan's Crazy Love, which makes it seem like everyone needs to adopt or do overseas missions. In the last section of the book, Jennie discusses how this is a very unique thing and everyone has their own "anything," whether that's helping a lonely neighbor or leading a book club or moving to China.
As much as I enjoyed Jennie's writing and want to read more of her books, Anything didn't make me a bigger fan of Jennie Allen: it made me love God more. How cool.
Almost my entire book is underlined, starred, or circled. I am sure I will be referring back to it in the near future! I recommend this book to any human.
The Postgrad* Rating: Top Shelf