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.
For the Love is also available in Spanish, Por el amor de ...
|Publisher:||Nelson, Thomas, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||5.80(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.10(d)|
About the Author
Table of Contents
Your Very Own Self
1 Worst Beam Ever 3
2 On Turning Forty 10
3 On Calling and Haitian Moms 17
4 Fashion Concerns 24
5 Run Your Race 30
6 Not Buying 35
7 Tell the Truth 43
8 Thank-You Notes (Part 1) 50
All These People Who Live in Your House
9 Hope for Spicy Families 57
10 Surviving School 63
11 Dear Kids 70
12 Marriage: Have Fun and Stuff 77
13 Jesus Kids 86
14 Thank-You Notes (Part 2) 96
Friends, Neighbors, Strangers, and Enemies
15 Supper Club 103
16 Porches as Altars 113
17 Quirky 120
18 Difficult People 130
19 Bonus Supper Club Menu 140
20 Thank-You Notes (Part 3) 147
Church, Church People, Not-Church People, and God
21 Poverty Tourism 153
22 Dear Church… 161
23 If Social Media Were Around 175
24 Thank-You Notes (Part 4) 185
25 Dear Christians, Please Stop Being Lame 189
26 On Women 198
Thank-You Notes For Real (Acknowledgments) 209
About the Author 221