For the Love

For the Love

Fighting for Grace in A World of Impossible Standards

Book - 2015
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Best-selling author Jen Hatmaker is convinced life can be lovely and fun and courageous and kind. She reveals with humor and style how Jesus' embarrassing 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 with ourselves and then the people we came from, married, birthed, live by, go to church with, don't like, don't understand, fear, compare ourselves to, and judge. Jen knows how the squeeze of this life can make us competitive and judgmental, how we can lose love for others and then for ourselves. She reveals how to:

Break free of guilt and shame by dismantling the unattainable Pinterest life. Learn to engage our culture's controversial issues with a grace-first approach. Be liberated to love and release the burden of always being right. Identify the tools you already have to develop real-life, all-in, know-my-junk-but-love-me-anyway friendships. Escape our impossible standards for parenting and marriage by accepting the standard of "mostly good." Laugh your butt off.

In this raucous ride to freedom for modern women, Jen Hatmaker bares the refreshing wisdom, wry humor, no-nonsense faith, liberating insight, and fearless honesty that have made her beloved by women worldwide.

Publisher: Nashville, Tennessee :, Nelson Books,, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780718031824
0718031822
Characteristics: xvii, 221 pages ; 22 cm.

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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!

AL_MARYA 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.

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karenjm1962
Feb 26, 2016

Wow, I waited 3 months for this book and I actually finished it in two sittings. It was a fast read, more of a skim, really, so I will be returning it early. You're welcome, people in line behind me. :)

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vv8
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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AL_MARYA 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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