For the Love: Fighting for Grace in a World of Impossible Standards

For the Love: Fighting for Grace in a World of Impossible Standards

by Jen Hatmaker
For the Love: Fighting for Grace in a World of Impossible Standards

For the Love: Fighting for Grace in a World of Impossible Standards

by Jen Hatmaker


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For the Love is now a New York Times bestseller! Don't miss Jen's latest title, also a New York Times bestseller, Of Mess & Moxie.

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 ...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780718031824
Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date: 08/18/2015
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 659,602
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Jen Hatmaker is the author of the New York Times bestsellers For the Love and Fierce, Free, and Full of Fire. Jen hosts the award-winning For the Love podcast, is the delighted curator of the Jen Hatmaker Book Club, and she leads a tightly knit online community where she reaches millions of people each week. Jen is a co-founder of Legacy Collective, a giving community that grants millions of dollars around the world. She is a mom to five kids and lives happily just outside Austin, Texas in a 1908 farmhouse with questionable plumbing.

Table of Contents

Introduction xiii

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

Conclusion 205

Thank-You Notes For Real (Acknowledgments) 209

Notes 217

About the Author 221

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