For the Love

For the Love

Fighting for Grace in A World of Impossible Standards

Book - 2015
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The popular writer, blogger, and television personality reveals with humor and style how Jesus' extravagant 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 first with ourselves and then the people we came from, married, birthed, live by, live for, go to church with, don't like, don't understand, fear, struggle with, compare ourselves to, and judge. People are the best and worst thing about the human life.

Jen Hatmaker knows this all too well, and so she reveals how to practice kindness, grace, truthfulness, vision, and love to ourselves and those around us. By doing this, For the Love leads our generation to reimagine Jesus' grace as a way of life, and it does it in a funny yet profound manner that Christian readers will love. Along the way, Hatmaker shows readers how to reclaim their prophetic voices and become Good News again to a hurting, polarized world.

Publisher: Nashville : Thomas Nelson, 2015.
ISBN: 9780718037840
Branch Call Number: 248.4 HAT
Characteristics: xvii, 219 p. ; 22 cm.

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MelifluousView Apr 14, 2017

Jen shares with authenticity and humor about real life for real people. Her focus on faith, family, and friendship was inspiring and had me laughing out loud often. Her letter to her kids made me cry! Very enjoyable book!

AL_MARYA Jan 09, 2017

Light, funny, honest and inspiring. Hatmaker reminds us to extend grace - to ourselves as well as others. This is not deep theology, so skip it if you’re looking for substance. Her personal narration makes this audiobook feel like a pep talk from a trusted girlfriend. Loved it.

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karenjm1962
Feb 26, 2016

Wow, I waited 3 months for this book and I actually finished it in two sittings. It was a fast read, more of a skim, really, so I will be returning it early. You're welcome, people in line behind me. :)

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vv8
Oct 15, 2015

In a world filled harsh criticisms, unfairly high standards, and messages about how no one is good enough, this book was a breath of fresh air. Hatmaker's tone is witty, positive, and encouraging. Her words are full of wisdom without being arrogant. She comes across as genuine and transparent, making this book a quick read with a powerful, important message.

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AL_MARYA Jan 09, 2017

“May we show love in big and small ways, and may that love reach people accustomed to being shamed or ignored.”

“My best advice is just to show up and be truthful. Be the kind of friend you are hoping for. Trust me, no one wants a perfect friend who can’t offer a minute of transparency. We can get that on Pinterest. Our souls ache for real people in real homes with real kids and real lives. We may carefully curate online identities with well-chosen pictures and selective information, but doing so leaves us starving for something true. I seek only friends who bleed and sweat and laugh and cry."

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