Allison Allen is a Revell author who is noted for her ability to explore themes of purpose, value, and identity in original and unexpected ways. This is exactly what I discovered as I read her newest book, entitled “Thirsty for More: Discovering God’s Unexpected Blessings in a Desert Season”. If you’ve ever felt like you are experiencing a dry season where God feels distant and far away, or if you are currently going through a desert time right now, this is the book for you…
At first I wasn’t quite sure what to think of Allison’s writing style, humor, and unique perspectives, but soon I grew to adore the originality as her personality and wisdom shone through. In each chapter, we walk through not only Allison’s personal journey but also those of the biblical men and women who walked through their own deserts. As we pass through the dry, sandy landscapes in the sandals of Moses, Elijah, Hagar, Hosea, and many others, we discover that sometimes, the desert is actually the exact place where some of God’s richest provisions can be poured into our lives.
Although the entire book was a refreshing, thought-provoking read, a few favorite portions really stood out to me. The first was understanding how God’s provision of manna to the Israelites in the desert applied to me today – I’d never considered how this Old Testament story connected to my decision to trust God anew each day. Two other portions that really spoke to my heart arrived in the chapters entitled ‘Rest’ and ‘Revelation’. Rather than explaining their significance for me, however, I simply encourage you to find your own copy of “Thirsty for More”, and allow the truths that Allison has learned about God’s desert seasons speak to your heart, as we recognize the truths God is revealing in each of our lives… no matter what the season.
I am grateful to have received a copy of this book, free of charge, in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.