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For the Love

For the Love

Fighting for Grace in A World of Impossible Standards

Book - 2015
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"Bestselling author Jen Hatmaker is convinced life can be lovely and fun and courageous and kind. She knows how the squeeze of this life can make us competitive and judgmental, how we can lose love for others and then for ourselves"--Jacket.
Publisher: Nashville, Tennessee : Nelson Books, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780718031824
Branch Call Number: 248.843 H286F 2015
Characteristics: xvii, 221 pages ; 22 cm


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Jan 18, 2020

I REALLY loved "7" and picked this up randomly at the library...not realizing I'd get through it in a day. This is probably one of my new favourite books! I can't explain what it's about (as Jen talks about everything under the sun...random thoughts and beliefs and things she's learned) - but you just sense an anointing on her and truth being spoken from her (mixed with a whole lot of humour!).

And for those wondering if you need to love Jesus to read it - I don't think so. You'll still get plenty of useful nuggets from it. =)

MelifluousView Apr 14, 2017

Jen shares with authenticity and humor about real life for real people. Her focus on faith, family, and friendship was inspiring and had me laughing out loud often. Her letter to her kids made me cry! Very enjoyable book!

ArapahoeMaryA Jan 09, 2017

Light, funny, honest and inspiring. Hatmaker reminds us to extend grace - to ourselves as well as others. This is not deep theology, so skip it if you’re looking for substance. Her personal narration makes this audiobook feel like a pep talk from a trusted girlfriend. Loved it.

Oct 15, 2015

In a world filled harsh criticisms, unfairly high standards, and messages about how no one is good enough, this book was a breath of fresh air. Hatmaker's tone is witty, positive, and encouraging. Her words are full of wisdom without being arrogant. She comes across as genuine and transparent, making this book a quick read with a powerful, important message.


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ArapahoeMaryA Jan 09, 2017

“May we show love in big and small ways, and may that love reach people accustomed to being shamed or ignored.”

“My best advice is just to show up and be truthful. Be the kind of friend you are hoping for. Trust me, no one wants a perfect friend who can’t offer a minute of transparency. We can get that on Pinterest. Our souls ache for real people in real homes with real kids and real lives. We may carefully curate online identities with well-chosen pictures and selective information, but doing so leaves us starving for something true. I seek only friends who bleed and sweat and laugh and cry."


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