Jen Hatmaker’s Seven


Jen Hatmaker has written ten books (see them all here.)

Here is Jen Hatmaker’s website.


Five kids, a prolific speaker, a pastor’s wife and unbelievably real.

I love this woman’s sense of humor. She is hilarious. I also loved her ‘council’ a group of six friends she leaned on during the project and who joined her in varying degrees.


Seven: an experimental mutiny against excess is one of the best books I have read in a long time. You will grow and you will laugh, that’s a winning combination to me. 


Clothes: She wore seven pieces of clothing for an entire month.

Spending: Her family spent money in only seven places for one month.

Waste: She adopted seven green habits for a month.

Food: She ate seven foods for an entire month.

Possessions: She gave seven things away each day for a month.

Media: She eliminated the use of seven types of media for a month.

Stress: Her family slowed down and adopted the ‘seven sacred pauses.’



Leave a comment and win a copy! What category would you struggle the most with? 


For me: Clothes, pretty partial to sweatpants, so no struggle there.

I think media, because I really like the internet and The Amazing Race.

Also food, no ice cream or nachos bell grande for a month?

Honestly, I was challenged to adopt all of them in varying forms and can’t recommend this book enough!

17 thoughts on “Jen Hatmaker’s Seven

  1. Hi Lisa,
    Ooh, I like the sound of this one! I would struggle the most with media I think. Imagine giving up hotmail and facebook for a whole month! Giving up DVD’s too? My mobile phone? Impossible!

    • You would love this one! A month without media would be so hard today! It’s funny how quickly things have changed. My high school friends and I remember when planning we would have to make like twenty phone calls 🙂

  2. After reading this book, I bought 10 copies and gave them to all my friends! I also have the e-book. Ha ha! As you can see, I LOVE Jen Hatmaker and her book 7. It was life-changing! I don’t need to be entered into the contest, I just wanted to pass along my shared appreciation for this book and author!

  3. I think food would be the hardest for me. Unless I picked chocolate, ice cream, pizza, Burger King whoppers, McDonald’s french fries, tacos, and ice cream. Did I already say icecream?? By the end, I’d surely have excess fat 😉 lol. I’m with you on the clothes – I could live in my yoga pants,and just rotate between 6 different shirts 🙂

  4. Yet another great book to check out. I literally laughed out loud at myself yesterday. I decided to de-clutter my desk (which is already cluttered again, just three days later). While sorting through all the papers, I discovered that at least half of the mess was made up of articles I had printed out about de-cluttering. Fail!

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