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Get Out of Your Head

Stopping the Spiral of Toxic Thoughts
Narrated by: Jennie Allen
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New York Times and USA Today best seller

The visionary behind the million-strong IF:Gathering challenges Christian women to transform their outlook and their lives by interrupting their spiraling thoughts and realizing their God-given power to think differently.

"A must-have resource for anyone looking to get control of their thoughts." (Lysa TerKeurst, number one New York Times best-selling author and president of Proverbs 31 Ministries)

Are your thoughts holding you captive? I’ll never be good enough. Other people have better lives than I do. God couldn’t really love me. Jennie Allen knows what it’s like to swirl in a spiral of destructive thoughts, but she also knows we don’t have to stay stuck in toxic thinking patterns.

As she discovered in her own life, God built a way for us to escape that downward spiral. Freedom comes when we refuse to be victims to our thoughts and realize we have already been equipped with power from God to fight and win the war for our minds.

In Get Out of Your Head, Jennie inspires and equips us to transform our emotions, our outlook, and even our circumstances by taking control of our thoughts. Our enemy is determined to get in our heads to make us feel helpless, overwhelmed, and incapable of making a difference for the kingdom of God. But when we submit our minds to Christ, the promises and goodness of God flood our lives in remarkable ways.

It starts in your head. And from there, the possibilities are endless.

©2020 Jennie Allen (P)2020 Random House Audio

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  • T Jones
  • 29-01-2020

I Have A Choice

I have a choice! Yes, I do and so do you. I DO NOT have to believe the anxious, negative thoughts that the enemy uses as his weapons. The thoughts he uses to distract me from the purpose I was made for. Jennie Allen contends that the biggest battle this generation has is being fought right now, right between our ears. The one being fought daily in our own minds. The one where the enemy is using our own thoughts to continue the negative, toxic spiral to distract us from living out the purpose God has for our lives.

Honestly, I knew I needed this book, as soon as I saw the title. I've read books and studies written by Jennie before, her writing is accessible and easy to read. I figured I'd start reading and not be able to put the book down, as I've experienced with other books written by her. Boy, that was not the case for me! I struggled to read this book. I mean I truly struggled! I read the ARC I received in exchange for my honest opinion. It took me much longer to read than reading a book of this length normally would, because I just had to stop reading so frequently.

Almost every page hit me hard! I'd read a page or two and have to stop, not because the writing was awful or "un-readable". No, I had to put the book down because . EVERY . SINGLE . WORD . CONVICTED . ME! They slew me! It was as though God was speaking directly into my heart and mind through each word and I just could not handle hearing these truths spoken to me so clearly and directly!

I had pre-ordered the Audio version, which released the same day I am writing this review. I was so struck by all the truths hitting me, I just had to re-read the audio version today, before I could write this review. Again, I was convicted by every word spoken.

I have struggled my whole life with anxiety and depression. I'm the kind of person that is "in my head" a lot if you know what I mean. Anyway, until reading and re-reading this book, I just didn't realize just how powerful my thought life is. Jennie shares scriptures which backed up by science are irrefutable proof that we don't have to be the victim of our toxic thoughts. We have the ability to fight and change these grooves in our brains. She gives instructions on how to apply these scriptures to our own battlefronts to help us win this battle.

This is one of those self-help books I'll be reaching for again and again. I know without a doubt that I will return to these instructions to help me continue to fight this battle going on in my mind. I understand there is a Bible study to go along with this book, coming out in March. I'll be pre-ordering this for sure, in the hopes of continuing to apply the concepts I've learned in this book.

I received this book free from the author through Netgalley in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

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  • shanna choate
  • 28-01-2020

Transform your thought life

"Be transformed by the renewal of your mind"...exactly the hope so many of us need. This book is full of Hope, full of scripture, and is so great at explaining how our thoughts can effect everything else about us. Highly recommend!

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  • B Stokes
  • 29-01-2020

This book is just what I needed to focus my thoughts on God

I knew I would love this book after attending one of Jeannie Allen’s conferences in Tampa. I really appreciate her honesty as she discusses some hard topics, and how we all can get side tracked with spiraling negative thoughts that make us sad and unproductive. She gives you a way to stop the negative thinking! As a nurse, I love that she’s shares her studies of the brain and how our thought processes work! Highly recommend for anyone looking to think more positively, and set and keep their gaze on Jesus Christ.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 29-01-2020

Speaking truth in love

The narrator was Jennie herself and she did a fabulous job bringing her book to life with her hint of southern drawl and emotional inflections.

The material was well balanced between spiritual and mental, careful not to neglect how complicated and hard to navigate the inner world can be. As a person who walks the line with a real anxiety diagnosis, I did not feel less or dismissed by this author as I often do in the Christian church. She used science and the Bible together, and showed how choosing one to combat mental illnesses or struggles does not mean dismissing the other, but instead showcases how truly compatable they are. It was refreshing to see her delve into psychological issues without fear of science, but saw science as another gift that God uses to teach and instruct us.

I recommend this book especially to women who feel a harsh inner critic sits on their shoulder. It was more then a self help book, it was a fellow Christian sister speaking the truth in love.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-01-2020

Freedom!!!

Get this book! It’s so good! It’s already challenged and empowered me to take every thought captive. God’s word has given us everything we need to win the battle against the unhealthy thinking that leads to unhealthy behaviors and relationships. Jennie Allen skillfully uses Scripture to light the way to freedom from negative thinking. Get this book! You’re welcome! 💕

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  • Stephanie
  • 29-01-2020

change your unhealthy thought patterns!

I didn't realize how much my thought life was affecting my ability to pursue joy. This book not only helped me realize this but gave me the tools to instantly change my negative thoughts and help me see myself that way God views me.

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  • Jenny B
  • 28-01-2020

Simultaneously Convicting and Hopeful

As a long-time Jennie Allen fan, I have a few of her other books on Audible- but this one?! THIS ONE IS NARRATED BY JENNIE HERSELF! It’s like she’s speaking to us all one-on-one, which is so important considering the topic. This book confronts our thoughts and habits of cynicism, complacency, anxiety,etc., but instead of just calling us out on our stuff- Jennie gives hope. She gives practical tools to fight the enemy. And most of all, she points us to the Word of God. 10/10 recommending to all of my friends.

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  • Sava
  • 28-01-2020

So good!

So much to take in but Jennie does it again- sharing Jesus-solutions to our seemingly impossible problem with love, power and practical clarity. Thank you as always Jennie.

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  • Yuliana A.
  • 03-03-2020

This is it. THIS is the message you need.

This author helped me transition into claiming freedom over my life. With out a doubt orchestrated by a God who loves me and now it’s your turn because He love you too. He is enough.

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  • A Smith
  • 29-01-2020

Break that negative thought pattern!

I have had the privilege of reading an advance copy of Jennie Allen’s latest book as part of a book launch team. My Audible pre-order downloaded today. This book is a game changer, if one who tends to get caught in a negative thought spiral. Read this friends!!
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  • Mountaintop Destiny
  • 03-02-2020

Brilliant book !!!

I absolutely loved this book and highly recommend it for anyone who struggles with negative thinking and a victim mindset. Jennie’s book is informative, down to earth and powerful! It is brilliantly written and points us back to Jesus, through whom we are more than conquerors !

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