Get Out of Your Head
Stopping the Spiral of Toxic Thoughts
Jan 28, 2020 | 256 Pages
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About Get Out of Your Head
“A must-have resource for anyone looking to get control of their thoughts.”—Lysa TerKeurst, #1 New York Times bestselling author and president of Proverbs 31 Ministries
CHRISTIAN BOOK AWARD FINALIST • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY COSMOPOLITAN
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.
“What a timely message! In Get Out of Your Head, my friend and men- tor Jennie Allen does a beautiful job of taking your hand, leading you to those places in your mind that need healing, and allowing space for Jesus to break chains.”—Sadie Robertson, New York Times best-selling author, speaker, and founder of Live Original
“You’re going to find a boatload of love and truth in these pages. This book won’t just change the way you think; it will alter the way you live.”—Bob Goff, New York Times best-selling author of Love Does and Everybody, Always
“This book is a beautiful reminder that God is at work in all the messiness of our minds. God beckons us to get out of our heads and practice daily presence and rest with Him.”—Latasha Morrison, author and founder of Be the Bridge
“You know those books you buy twenty copies of and then forcefully give to everyone you know? Yeah, this is one of those books. Hands down. Powerful. Prophetic. Necessary.”—Jefferson Bethke, New York Times best-selling author of Jesus > Religion
“I know from personal experience just how easily our thoughts try to hijack our faith and throw us into a negative spiral. Get Out of Your Head will equip you with practical biblical tools to take control of your thoughts so they don’t control you.”—Christine Caine, best-selling author and founder of A21 and Propel Women
“My wife, Heather, and I both read this book and were deeply helped by it. Get Out of Your Head is packed full of truth and insight from God’s Word, personal vulnerability and honesty from Jennie, and practical wisdom and encouragement for all of us.”—David Platt, pastor of McLean Bible Church and best-selling author of Something Needs to Change
“Get out your highlighter, and get ready to gain the victory. You are about to get out of your head and get to where your heart has always hoped to be.”—Ann Voskamp, New York Times best-selling author of e Broken Way and One Thousand Gifts
“With honesty and vulnerability in sharing her own confessions and struggles, Jennie has written a book that I truly believe will challenge, bless, and empower all those who read it.”—Rev. Eugene Cho, founder of One Day’s Wages and author of Thou Shalt Not Be a Jerk
“Jennie Allen speaks so powerfully to this generation and teaches us so simply how to not allow our limitations to be our loudest story. Jesus > us. His desire is that we get out of our heads and live profound lives of freedom for His glory.”—Shelley Giglio, cofounder of Passion Conferences and Passion City Church
“I’m so glad Jennie tackles a difficult topic that so many of us face. Renewing our mind is essential for a life of flourishing with God. These pages hold clear action items to help you get out of your head and on to the journey of walking free.”—Rebekah Lyons, author Rhythms of Renewal
About Jennie AllenJennie Allen is the founder and visionary of IF:Gathering as well as the New York Times bestselling author of Get Out of Your Head, Made for This, Anything, and Nothing to Prove. A frequent speaker at national events and conferences, she is a passionate leader, following God’s call on her life to catalyze a generation to live what they believe. Jennie earned a master’s in biblical studies from Dallas Theological Seminary. She and her husband, Zac, have four children.
256 pages | Published by WaterBrook
On Sale Date: Jan 28, 2020
Trim Size: 5-1/2 x 8-1/4
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Sneak PeekRead the first two chapters of Get Out of Your Head. 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. Speaker and Bible teacher Jennie Allen hears all the time from women who feel stuck in patterns of frustration and defeat. In her search for a solution, she's learned that the greatest spiritual battle of our generation is taking place between our ears. How we think shapes how we live. So it's crucial that we learn how to stop our spinning thoughts and refuse to fall prey to toxic thinking patterns like victimhood, anxiety, and distraction. In this book Jennie draws on biblical truth and recent discoveries in neuroscience to show exactly how we can fight the enemies of the mind with the truth of who God is and who He calls us to be.
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IF:Gathering Founder and Best-Selling Author Jennie Allen Releases New Book, Empowers Women to Escape the Spiral of Toxic Thoughts
“This is a must-have resource for anyone looking to get control of thoughts that sometimes spin out of control. Get Out of Your Head is the book we all need to help us do this. It’s so easy to park our minds in bad spots—to dwell on and rehash and wish things were different. But to obsess over hard things only deepens our emotional emptiness. I love how Jennie helps us see how unhealthy thoughts can be overcome by our faith, starting right now.”
—Lysa TerKeurst, #1 New York Times best-selling author and president of Proverbs 31 Ministries
I’m helpless. I’m worthless. I’m unlovable. Are your spiraling thoughts holding you captive?
Every day the average person has 30,000 thoughts, and according to Psychology Today, a full 70% of those thoughts are negative. That’s 21,000 negative thoughts that betray, distract, and ruin our days and ultimately prevent us from thriving. But what if there was one thing that could completely transform the way we think?
For every person who has ever found their hours, days, or even entire seasons of life derailed by unhealthy thinking, best-selling author Jennie Allen lays out a plan for taking those thoughts captive in her new book, Get Out of Your Head: Stopping the Spiral of Toxic Thoughts (January 28, 2020, WaterBrook).
As the founder and visionary of IF:Gathering, a discipleship ministry that has reached more than one million women in 179 countries, Allen began to notice a troubling trend among the women around her. When many resolved to make positive changes in their lives, they often fell back into old habits and unhealthy patterns. She began to study the mind and neuroplasticity, and her deep dive into the inner workings of the brain confirmed what the Bible says: our minds can be renewed, and we can take our thoughts captive. In other words—it’s all in our heads.
“Learning to capture our thoughts matters,” writes Allen. “Because how we think shapes how we live…our thoughts dictate our beliefs, which dictate our actions, which form our habits, which compose the sum of our lives.”
However, even with this knowledge, she found her own thoughts spiraling out of control, waking up nightly consumed with doubts and fears for 18 months straight. In that dark period, she discovered, “I have a choice.” That one simple, interrupting thought changed everything. Blending biblical teaching with brain science and practical counseling, Allen directs readers to seven thought choices they can make to leave behind anxiety, worry, and doubt and step into freedom in Christ:
• I choose to be still with God instead of staying distracted
• I choose to be known instead of isolating myself in shame
• I choose to surrender my fears instead of being bound by anxiety
• I choose to delight in God instead of letting cynicism invade my headspace
• I choose to serve God and others instead of living in self-importance
• I choose to be grateful instead of believing I am a victim of my circumstances
• I choose to seek the good of others instead of focusing on my own comfort
“What we believe and what we think about matters, and the enemy knows it,” writes Allen. “And he is determined to get in your head to distract you from doing good and to sink you so deep that you feel helpless, overwhelmed, shut down, and incapable of rising to make a difference for the kingdom of God…Here is my declaration on behalf of both you and me: No more.”
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
JENNIE ALLEN is the founder and visionary behind IF:Gathering, an organization that equips women with gospel-centered resources, events, and community so they may learn more about who God is and disciple others. Through simulcast and live events, IF has reached more than one million women in nearly two hundred countries and has seven thousand women leading in-person gatherings around the world.
A sought-after speaker, Allen has taught at Women of Faith, Catalyst, Q Conference, and SEND (North American Mission Board), as well as in some of the largest churches in North America. She is the author of several books and study guides, including Restless, Anything, and the national best-seller Nothing to Prove. She is also the host of the new “Made for This” podcast which has already exceeded one million downloads in five months.
Allen has a master’s degree in biblical studies from Dallas Theological Seminary. She and her husband, Zac, live in Dallas, Texas, with their children. For more information, visit www.jennieallen.com
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