For The Love
For The Love: Fighting for Grace in a World of Impossible Standards is Jen Hatmaker's newest book. I haven't read her most popular book, 7, yet, but I have read her last book, Interrupted, and it was life changing. So I was definitely super excited to get the chance to review For The Love! This book focuses on God's grace - giving it and receiving it. The back cover reads:
"The popular writer, blogger, and television personality reveals with humor and style how Jesus' extravagant grace is the key to dealing with life's biggest challenge: people.
The majority of our joys, struggles, thrills, and heartbreaks relate to people, beginning first with ourselves and then the people we came from, married, birthed, live by, live for, go to church with, don't like, don't understand, fear, struggle with, compare ourselves to, and judge. People are the best and worst thing about the human life.
Jen Hatmaker knows this all too well, and so she reveals how to practice kindness, grace, truthfulness, vision, and love to ourselves and those around us. By doing this, For the Love leads our generation to reimagine Jesus' grace as a way of life, and it does it in a funny yet profound manner that Christian readers will love. Along the way, Hatmaker shows readers how to reclaim their prophetic voices and become Good News again to a hurting, polarized world."
If you've ever read a Jen Hatmaker book, you know that you will alternately laugh, cry, and nod in agreement. Reading this book feels like you're sitting down for a cup of coffee with your BFF. The tone is conversational and breezy, and it's really just like reading a blog. You can easily fly through this in one sitting - but you'll want to go back and read it again as soon as you're done. Jen has a special way of being super open and real and funny, but still managing to hit on deep spiritual truths and insights that will leave you fed spiritually and longing for more of God. I highly recommend this book to every woman looking for a fresh look at God's grace!
I received a copy of this book from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.