7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess

7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess

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by Jen Hatmaker
     
 

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Disturbed by her family’s comfortableness with American excess, Jen Hatmaker writes with humor and depth about their unique social and spiritual decision to live by a rule of seven, reducing material possessions/ distractions in order to connect with a greatly increased God.

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Disturbed by her family’s comfortableness with American excess, Jen Hatmaker writes with humor and depth about their unique social and spiritual decision to live by a rule of seven, reducing material possessions/ distractions in order to connect with a greatly increased God.

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The central principles of living a Christian life, like tithing, fasting, and prayer, might get short shrift from some people but not Hatmaker (A Modern Girl's Guide to Bible Study). The wife of a pastor at Austin (Texas) New Church aims for a more saintly life by cutting back on possessions, food, stress, and other excesses with funny and lively writing that can get overly self-deprecating. Her goal is to convince the reader that a simpler life is a godlier one, which lends a sanctimonious element to some of the writing. Other parts are earnest and moving, such as the final chapter, in which the book drops snarky humor to offer sincere appreciation for prayer, even if the subject matter is divided between prayer and the couple's adoption of two Ethiopian children. For Christians who desire to live out their New Year's resolutions year round, this is worth reading. (Jan.)
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Publishers Weekly - The central principles of living a Christian life, like tithing, fasting, and prayer, might get short shrift from some people but not Hatmaker (A Modern Girl's Guide to Bible Study). The wife of a pastor at Austin (Texas) New Church aims for a more saintly life by cutting back on possessions, food, stress, and other excesses with funny and lively writing that can get overly self-deprecating. Her goal is to convince the reader that a simpler life is a godlier one, which lends a sanctimonious element to some of the writing. Other parts are earnest and moving, such as the final chapter, in which the book drops snarky humor to offer sincere appreciation for prayer, even if the subject matter is divided between prayer and the couple's adoption of two Ethiopian children. For Christians who desire to live out their New Year's resolutions year round, this is worth reading.

 "Jen Hatmaker is a model for her experiment in radical obedience to Christ. May we all be as committed to Jesus' Gospel revolution."

- Richard Stearns, president World Vision US, author The Hole in Our Gospel

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ISBN-13:
9781433672965
Publisher:
B&H Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/01/2012
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
32,349
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

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