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The Prayer that Unlocked My God and My Soul

Jennie Allen is a Bible teacher who is passionate about inspiring a new generation of women to encounter the invisible God. Raised in a Christian home, Jennie heard about God her entire life but not until high school did she see her need for Him. Since that time she has been teaching groups of girls and young women about her God.

Jennie studied at the University of Arkansas for three years. She met and married Zac Allen and moved to Tennessee where she completed her B.S. in Communications at Carson Newman College. She and Zac later attended Dallas Theological Seminary at the same time. Jennie graduated with a Master’s in Biblical Studies in 2005. 

Thomas Nelson signed Jennie to a multi-project contract in 2011, which includes a seven-part series of DVD-based Bible studies and two trade books. Her first Bible study, Stuck: The Places We Get Stuck and the God Who Sets Us Free (September 2011), is uniquely relational, interactive and digs deep quickly. Jennie’s first trade book, Anything: The Prayer that Unlocked My God and My Soul (April 2012) recounts the journey into surrender that Jennie, her family, and her church have recently travelled.

Readers will discover that Jennie’s writing is marked by personal authenticity and vulnerability, and she encourages women to go to these same places as they study scripture. “I want to provide places for women to wrestle with truth, so that we are more fully living what we know about God, not just learning about Him. As God gets bigger to us, our lives start to change.” 

Jennie and Zac have four children: Conner, Kate, Caroline and Cooper. They live and minister in Austin, Texas, where Zac is a pastor at Austin Stone Community Church.

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