Tuesday, March 8, 2016

For the Love -Jen Hatmaker

From amazon.com
I have received this book as a gift from a raffle drawing during the IF Gathering 2016 that was held at my church.  If you don't know what IF is all about, check it out here
First I would like to say that I would recommend this book to anyone.  Christians, non Christians, the young, the old, mothers, wives, etc.  Anyone and everyone should read this book.  Jen Hatmaker's writing includes humor, truth, sarcasm, and honesty.  I mean, in one of her Thank you chapters, she pays homage to spanx.  If that is not honesty, I don't know what is!! (I will not disclose if I wear spanx or not but I guess you will never know :) ) 
In the book, "For the Love", Jen includes topics on women, moms, wives, also on friends, enemies, the church, the unchurch, and God.  She applies our everyday life to biblical scriptures, which is important.  Jen reminds us that "we have a free life in Christ" and that we should often remove those things that suck us dry.  She reminds us that social media at times can provide a false positive and we try to reach this impossible perfection that many portray on social media. 
During these current trying times, where we are faced with unloving, hostile people, Jen points out that "thorny people or thorny for a reason" and that we should handle those with grace.  Just as God has shown us his grace. Yes, we at times can be thorny, especially toward the ones we love or even to God.  We as Christians or I as a Christian will be surrounded by hostile people who will need to see our love or God's love. 
If you need a book that will have you laughing and thinking at the same time, this is the book.
"Love God, Love people
Act justly, love mercy, walk humbly,
treat people as you want to be treated,
If you want to be great, be a servant."
Jen Hatmaker
This review is solely based on my own opinion. I was not compensated for this review in anyway.