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Remember God

4.38  ·  Rating details ·  3,846 ratings  ·  463 reviews
I know God is loving; I know He is good; I believe He is big and powerful. But sometimes I wonder if He is really kind— really deeply always kind.

Is He?

Christians love to talk about how God is in control, but that’s harder to grasp when things aren’t going like you thought they would, when your life looks quite different than you imagined.

For centuries, God’s people hav
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Published October 2nd 2018 by B Books
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Laura Ellison
This might be my last Annie F. Downs book. I have many conflicting feelings about this book and about some of her other ones as well. I think the thing I struggle with the most is the utter sadness over being single. I’m single as well and I struggle with identifying with women who make their singleness their identity to the point where there are daily tears over it. Focusing so much on my relationship status would mean I wouldn’t be focusing on things that really matter. I trust that God will b ...more
Sep 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Sarah Mosconi
Mar 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ok hi wow. I ordered this book and then the same night just started listening to it because I couldn’t wait. PLEASE listen to it. Not only is Annie hilarious, she is also SO REAL. Listening to her heart break as she cried and read her words and then listening to her laugh as she remembered God and saw the way he moved and cared specifically and personally for her was so impactful on my own heart. I found myself rewinding and listening to parts over and over again. I’m thankful for this book and ...more
Oct 17, 2018 rated it liked it
This is book reads like a blog. It was not quite what I expected. It’s about the very personal experience of the author. As someone who relates very much to her situation in life, I saw myself in many of the moments she described. Ultimately, though, I found the book extremely emotionally based. The title led me to believe that God would be the focal point, but he was more like the side focal point...kind of. I think the author was vulnerable and honest, I just wish there was less of an entitlem ...more
Lee Nienhuis
Sep 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audio-books, 2018
A breathtaking book. Truly. Annie rawly and powerfully engages readers with her journey of believing God amidst confusion, disappointment and victory. I found myself in this story and although I adore Annie, our stories are different. I was married at 20, with 4 kids by 30. And yet, it seems the mystery of believers is God is very much the same. I loved every word.
**going to be on my best-books-of-2018 list**

Please, please, please experience this through the audiobook. Even if you don't normally like audiobooks, listening to Annie share the story in her own voice is an incredibly moving, absorbing experience. She's a popular podcaster with a unique voice (which I personally love) that is just as vulnerable and open as her words are. Listening to this book was like getting to walk by someone’s side through their journey.

And that's where a lot of criticisms
Oct 24, 2018 rated it did not like it
I believe that Annie is angry with God because He hasn't given her a husband yet. Although, I deeply sympathise with her pain, I think she forgets that God doesn't owe us anything and yet he gave us everything when He sent His Son to die for our sins on the cross. God is not unkind because he doesn't react like a magic genie. Just because you pray for something doesn't mean it's in God's plan. Some of us are called to singleness, because it's the best way we can serve God. Paul talks about this ...more
Sep 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"I. Will. Remember. I will remember God." Perhaps the most beautiful ending to a book I have ever read, a book that was "supposed to have a pretty ending tied with a bow". You can't get more honest than this. We all have limps that were 0ut there by God's allowance. But it is those very limps that cause us to look back. To go back in time to when those limps first took root. And to say, I remember. I will remember You in Your kindness when I look at my own pain and my own journey. Because we are ...more
Carrie Kann
Oct 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018
I have so many thoughts on this book but I'm only going to give you a few. First, this book is a GIFT. I have so much respect for a story that is smack dab in the messy middle and doesn't tie it all up in a neat bow at the end - because that's how life is, isn't it? Messy, and very rarely all tied up neatly.

I bawled my way through this book. Not just teared up, but full on ugly cried. It was the exact book I needed to read in my current moment, current season, and I love when God does this.

Jul 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
I enjoy Annie's bright spirit, and her reading the audiobook was an extra treat. This book wrenched my soul as she deals with disappointment. I deeply appreciate her honesty.
Feb 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is my favorite Annie book so far. It was refreshing to see her so honest with her readers and rather encouraging to know I am not alone in many of the same struggles she wrote about.
Sep 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: faith-based
I can't quite get enough of Annie F. Downs. I crave authenticity, and this writing is as genuine as it comes. The audiobook was a gift to my heart. Is God kind? How can you be sure even when things don't turn out how you want or hoped they would? What happens when disappointment is so thick it suffocates? Downs shares her personal story and how she was able to see God's love through the darkness. In the process, she also pushes her readers to #RememberGod
Sarah Skutt
Sep 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Such a blessing!
Allison Davis
Apr 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Annie just gets it. Thankful for the words God has sent to her for people like me who need them. Annie F. Downs fan for life!
Scarlet Hiltibidal
Dec 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book so much. Beautifully written, honest, God-honoring testimony of walking with Jesus when life isn’t turning out as you hoped. The way Annie interacts with God inspires me. ❤️
Sep 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Annie Downs newest book continues to share the life lessons God is teaching her. Remember God is the most vulnerable book Annie has yet to share. She offers the reader a look into her travels and life,b but more than that, Annie shares the whispers she heard from God.

Annie honestly shares of her wrestlings, her heart wounds and her most challenging life season yet. Depression, fear, frustration, and redemption are all present in Remember God. Through it all Annie continues to draw the reader bac
Sheri Hooton
Sep 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Annie is amazing, 100% awesome. I gobble up all her books and this time I preordered and got the free audio version. I didn’t think Annie’s books could be better but listening to her tell her stories, that was the better. So so good. Honest. Raw. Joyful. Heartbreak. Travel. It’s got it all. And most importantly? It points back to God. All of it. I cried at the end, because God is so faithful and so kind towards us and sometimes he surprises us in the most unexpected ways. Highly recommend this b ...more
Nov 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful and honest. She puts words to the questions my heart didn’t know it wanted to ask.
Jillian Vincent
Mar 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I will always remember “this is your sweet spot.” This really spoke to me in terms of longing for and grieving the little girl I don’t have, but coming to realize the kindnesses that have afforded me four boys and a ministry of women to mother. I also really resonated with her feelings of her pastor leaving at the end of the book. I love Annie’s way of writing that though so vulnerable, made me laugh often with the often seemingly unnecessary but actually SO necessary details- like when she type ...more
Nov 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I want Annie Downs to be my best friend. I can’t normally read non-fiction books because I have a hard time following along. That wasn’t the case with this book. Annie writes as if she is sitting across from you in a coffee shop telling you her story. So much of what she wrote about is my life. She is honest about her struggles with God, but reminds us of the truth about who he is. I loved it. I love her.
Jul 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Annie F. Downs is an excellent speaker. Her writing is equally enthralling. Annie’s book, Remember God, is a wonderful book that documents a difficult time in her life where she was forced to remember who God was to her. It will encourage you, transform you, and lift you up.
Kelsey Neises
Feb 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
So so good!! It’s exactly what I needed to hear in this season. I don’t know much about Annie’s writing style but it is a easy ready that makes you feel known and reminded of gods goodness
Shelbie Wallace
Oct 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Hands down one of the top 5 books I’ve ever read. Annie’s words were real and challenging. She never shied away from vulnerability. It’s not only beautiful on the outside, but every chapter was a gift. I couldn’t put it down!
Jun 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
I don't know if everyone will be able to relate to this like I did, but it is very applicable to my life right now so it was a hard but good read.
Alex Worlund
Sep 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is such a gift. Annie takes time to not only share parts of her story, but does so in a way that takes courage and faith. I’m so thankful for her heart and how well she listens to and loves the Lord.

If you want to read this book, go ahead and get the audio book. In the 4.5 hours it takes to listen to Remembering God, I spent a couple of them weeping because this book holds a story that is so very similar to my own. Listening to Annie tell her own story is more precious than words can
Amanda Anger
I listened to this audio book in less than 3 days, because I connected so strongly with Annie and what she was writing from her heart. I felt like she was reading pages from my own journal as she shared the deep struggles in her relationship with God. It was refreshing and encouraging and motivating and convicting to know that Annie, an author I respect, wrestles with the same doubts I've hidden and only confided to a few trusted souls. What a beautiful and vulnerable book! I learned side-by-sid ...more
Lynn Coulter
Aug 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It was so refreshing to read a book about faith and spirituality in which the author questions God's goodness. My problem with many books about God is that they are so packed with positivity that it's hard to read them without feeling like you're the only one who has ever had doubts and fears, wondering how tragedies can happen if God really is kind..

I wasn't expecting answers from Annie F. Downs, the author of Remember God. None of us can know His mind and explain everything that happens. But
Julie Paden
Dec 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is just what my heart needed. I’ve noticed that most people talk about struggles in the past tense, especially in church - only after we’ve been healed and changed do we disclose that we went through some incredibly hard things. It can feel pretty discouraging when you’re in the middle of struggle. I believe God is capable of miraculously healing people in a moment, but a lot of times healing is a (sometimes very long) process. And people aren’t often brave enough to share their story ...more
Michelle Weeks
Feb 18, 2019 rated it it was ok
I recently heard the author speak at an event, and she was a good speaker with a good message. That made me definitely expect more from this book. Unfortunately, I found the book to be a rambling, disjointed, and not particularly well-written pity party over the author's still being single in her 30's. I suppose the author felt she was being raw and honest, but it made her come across as shallow to me--I truly didn't get how the title "Remember God" fit her narrative; she wasn't remembering God, ...more
Feb 04, 2019 rated it liked it
I'm not sure how I'm feeling about this book. I enjoyed her writing so I persevered with it and I think that's why I settled on 3 stars and not 2.5 stars. Don't get me wrong most people appear to loving this book and I'm sure a lot more people will find this book speaks to them. It just wasn't 'my book'. I can relate to a lot of what she says in the book however the whole doing yoga etc I'm not really into and did bother me. It seemed like quite a self indulgent book and I finished it not really ...more
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Annie F. Downs is an author, blogger, and speaker based in Nashville, Tennessee. Flawed but funny, she uses her writing to highlight the everyday goodness of a real and present God.

An author of three books-  Let's All Be Brave Perfectly Unique , and  Speak Love , Annie also loves traveling around the country speaking to young women, college students, and adults.

Read more at anniefdowns.

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