Jen Hatmaker is the author of Interrupted and Seven, and for those who follow her work, you’ll be excited to read her newest release For the Love: Fighting for Grace in a World of Impossible Standards. I do have a copy to giveaway too!
I really, really love her kitchen too.
You can read all about the book on the For the Love website and watch the book trailer.
For all who have ever felt like not enough…
Jen pours out grace and offers encouragement. For the Love is an invitation to let go of our complicated striving, and instead find meaning in loving well.
She encourages us to take ‘off the beam’ anything piled there out of guilt or unreasonable expectations. Freedom.
Her best advice is for her kids- but I love it.
Yes. I really think its that simple too.
“The breadth of God’s family is mercifully wide.”
So let’s be good to each other, and also good to ourselves.
You will laugh because she talks about turning forty, leggings as pants- (a no), her spicy family, difficult people, surviving school in a Pinterest age, her no drama forcefield. One of my favorite chapters is- Dear Christians, Please Stop Being Crappy. She’s funny that way.
A series of chapters sprinkled through the book are sarcastic thank-you notes on such topics as instagram filters, the school pick-up line, Target, sick husbands, skinny jeans, and Taco Bell. (Those should not have been referenced together- skinny jeans and Taco Bell.)
I love the beam analogy in the book.
What needs to come off your beam this season? (Me- thinking the food things I have to bring for events needs to be homemade. I’m a horrible cook/baker. I’m going to the store from now on. Off the beam- freedom.)
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