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What happens when Jesus interrupts the average life? Interrupted encourages believers to ask if their lives bring integrity to the gospel. Follow the faith journey of author and fellow disciplemaker Jen Hatmaker and rediscover Jesus among the least of us. Tyndale House Publishers
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What happens when Jesus interrupts the average life? Interrupted encourages believers to ask if their lives bring integrity to the gospel. Follow the faith journey of author and fellow disciplemaker Jen Hatmaker and rediscover Jesus among the least of us. Tyndale House Publishers
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781600062179
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
  • Publication date: 7/1/2009
  • Series: Experience the Life Series
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Jen Hatmaker is the author of Ms. Understood and A Modern Girl's Bible Study series. With a heart for the women of her generation, she speaks at retreats and conferences around the country. Jen resides in Buda, Texas, with her husband, Brandon, and their three children. www.jenhatmaker.com

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Table of Contents

Foreword Brandon Hatmaker 9

Acknowledgments 12

Introduction 13

Winter 2007

Black and White, No? 19

Reader, Beware: Life-Altering Prayer Ahead 22

Holy Passion Meets Remedial Shepherd 24

James, Jesus, Amos, and Them 29

Warning: The Problems Are Bad 31

"Name It and Claim It" (and I'll Shame It) 35

Giving the Good Stats Some Play 38

Brandon's Take 42

Early Spring 2007

The Trouble with Bananas 47

Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks 50

Desiring, Doing, and Remembering 52

Tough Crowd 56

Brandon's Take 60

Becoming a Low Life 62

"Get Off Your High Horse"-Jesus 66

Great 69

Spring 2007

Here Pretending to Be There 75

Don't Know If We're Coming or Going 78

Justice for Jesus 82

A Word About Farm Animals 85

Last but Not Least 87

Poor People 91

Cold Weather, Crazy-Looking Messenger, and Resurrection Sunday 94

Brandon's Take 98

New 100

Summer 2007

Off the Platform 107

On a Need-to-Know Basis 110

Free 113

Isaiah, Alan, and Me 117

Ignorance Is Not Bliss 120

A Modern Mess 123

"Turn and Face the Strain, Ch-Ch-Changes" 126

Mission Possible 129

Share, Provide, Clothe, Shine 132

Brandon's Take 135

Fall 2007 to Now

Out of Kindergarten 139

Sent 143

Offering a Tangible Kingdom 147

Right to Remain Silent 150

Breaking the Code 154

Changelings 157

Brandon's Take 160

In the City, For the City 162

Notes 169

About the Author 173

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  • Posted April 19, 2012

    After moving home from a life in Ethiopia, my whole world was sh

    After moving home from a life in Ethiopia, my whole world was shattered. Nothing was the same - not the grocery store, not the streets, not my relationships. Everything I encountered was seen through a new filter. But nothing was changed more than my understanding of and relationship with my faith. Reading Interrupted, it was like Jen Hatmaker was reading my mind and understanding my heart for Christ. Her clever, witty, and raw writing style put to paper what I have begun to understand more and more - that our lives as Christians - true followers of Christ - need be based on nothing more than our service to the least of these.
    But for those who are not moving home from a life-altering experience in Africa, her words will ring just as true. Jen's down to earth style and very real perspective make the book easily accessible and a great read. The book is funny, emotional, engaging, and truly inspiring for lifelong Christians, new converts, and skeptics alike.

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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    A good story of the transition to bring mission into focus for a

    A good story of the transition to bring mission into focus for a pastor's family. The author shares references to readings that influenced a new worldview and renewed commitment to their vision statement.

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  • Posted October 4, 2013

    Warning! The reading of this book may change you for good, forever!

    "For the least of these" and "the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these" are biblical quotes that seemed glossed over in many well-meaning churches. "Let me write a check for the poor, but I don't want to get dirty," has been the sickness of suburban America for too long.
    This is a story of a family who put their hand to, what their heart and soul were prompting. They listened and obeyed and God is blessing them in ways you cannot explain away.
    Quick to read and heart pounding out of my chest type changes going on in me. This book helps one to understand her mission and the foundation under many of her blog posts. (even the funny ones)

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  • Posted January 20, 2011

    Funny, sarcastic (in the best of ways), real . . . and she "gets it." That's Jen Hatmaker

    Having her everyday I'm-an-average-American-Christian-and-very-comfortable life interrupted by God rocked Jen Hatmaker's world, and if you read her book on the experience, it just might rock yours. Hatmaker gives readers a raw, gut-honest -- and sometimes "bustin' a gut" -- account of her journey from the comfort of her nice suburban we've-got-it-made-in-the-shade pastor's wife lifestyle to a place that, at least at first, was definitely out of her comfort zone but that became the place she most wanted to be: Smack-dab in the middle of God's plan for His church, His body, His bride. And she did it barefoot, no less! (For the scoop on that, you'll have to read her story.) Her conversational writing style and short chapters make it an easy read . . . unless you engage your heart. Once you do that -- open yourself up to what she's saying -- if you're not careful, you might just find yourself also pouring over the many resources and "influential writings" she references at the end of each chapter, and, ultimately, discover your own longing for a God-interruption. At least I pray so.

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