Tuesday, August 18, 2015

For the Love by Jen Hatmaker, a review

I've heard a lot about Jen Hatmaker's blog and former book but I haven't read much of her writing.  All I knew about her was that "she is funny".

Well, she certainly has funny sections of this book.  A few caused me to laugh out loud.  She has a way of surrounding Truth with humor and honesty as she invites the reader into her real world.

This book is about freeing yourself from guilt.  About freeing yourself from what she calls the "unattainable Pinterest life".  It is about being good enough and realizing the attempt to be perfect holds you back in the living of life.

It is about turning 40 and throughout the book, talking to her 29 year old self.  Which in itself is pretty darn hysterical.

This book is excellent for unwinding at the end of a long day and soaking up God's Truth as you relax.  The only thing I didn't care for was actually a personal preference.  I get tired of books that are this funny throughout the entire book.  But that is just me and I expect most people are not like that.

Highly recommended, especially for young moms as they struggle to live up to what (they think) is expected in the Christian world.

This book was provided by the publisher for the sake of review but the opinions are my own.

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Cheryl said...

Love Jen Hatmaker! Heard her speak last October, via video, at our local IF:Gathering, and I've loved her ever since. Her book/study Tune In was excellent.

Deanna Rabe said...

I haven't read much of her writing either. I'm glad for those voices that say to young women that they are enough and that they don't need to keep up with anyone. God is the standard and He is full of Grace and abounding in Mercy!