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Get Out of Your Head Self-Help Book Review

‘Get Out of Your Head’ is a book by Jennie Allen, known as the New York Times best selling author of Made for This, Anything, and Nothing to Prove. The book was published in the year 2020, by The Crown Publishing Group.

Get Out of Your Head

Get Out of Your Head

  • Author: Jennie Allen
  • ISBN-10: 1601429649
  • Release date: January 28, 2020

Evaluation

You can choose hope amidst the chaos. The visionary behind the million-strong IF: Gathering challenges you to exercise your God-given power to shift negative thinking patterns and take back control of your thoughts and emotions. The book is meant to heal emotional distress. It’s a must-have for anyone looking to get control of their thoughts.

Pros

  • Positive narrative
  • How to deal with pain and sorrows

Cons

  • Some readers might feel religious bias
4.1/5
Overall
Entertainment
4
Usefulness
4
Writing
4.25
Ease of use
4.25

The details

Are your thoughts holding you captive? I’ll never be good enough. Other people have better lives than I do. God couldn’t 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 one 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.

Entertainment

The book has been received well and has been on the list of New York Best Sellers. The major takeaways of the book are: you have a choice whether or not to let negative thoughts in, all you need to do is think about your thoughts. Silence and solitude help you recognize and understand your pessimistic thinking patterns so you can disrupt them. Overall the book never lags the interest of readers. While some readers have also raised the issue of pushing Allen’s faith and religion, but others have argued that this is an opportunity to seek the better things in any religion and faith.

Usefulness

Negative thoughts can lead to negative actions, but there are ways to disrupt those thought spirals. Jennie Allen, author of “Climbing Your Way Out,” argues that a closer relationship with God and Jesus will help you overcome your negative thoughts and emotions. The book can be helpful for those seeking their emotional well-being and their respective faiths. It is mostly useful for adults in turmoil.

Ease of use

Allen offers four words that changed her world and can change yours, four words not to be revealed here to not give away the treasure. Rest assured that these four simple words are indeed life-changing. In the second part, Allen describes how to defeat the enemies of our mind in seven specific areas: inflated self-worth (practicing humility); busyness (being still with God); shame (choosing to be known); fear (trusting God); complaining (practicing gratitude); and stress (serving others); cynicism (delighting in God). Choosing to think with the mind of Christ will revolutionize your life, she says. She offers visuals to show how our minds can spiral down into places like shame and complaining as well as how we can make choices to spiral up to Jesus and his way of life. She uses Scripture throughout, basing her teaching on Christ.

Writing

These days, it is easy to get distracted. You can be easily distracted by your phone or social media sites. You can also distract yourself with too much work or friends. The truth is that we all need a little bit of solitude and quiet time in our lives because sometimes we just need to think about things on our own without the help of other people. Sometimes you just have to do something for yourself instead of relying on others for support and guidance when facing problems in life. So, that’s what she told her friend. She said to embrace silence and confide in God. Silence is scientifically proven to be beneficial for us because it allows us to connect with our inner selves. Prayer and meditation are known to alter the way we think by changing the physical structure of our brains. So why do we avoid being alone with ourselves? Are we afraid of realizing that there’s something wrong or that we’re all alone? It certainly can be scary when you listen closely to your negative thoughts, but it’s a good first step toward overcoming them.

Final verdict

This book can be helpful for many who are going through stress or personal issues. It can be a beacon of hope for those who are struggling. Anyone who wants to know about Allen’s psychology of living or just wants help and betterment should pick up this book.

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