For the Love Review
*I received this book as a part of the launch team, in exchange for an honest review. This post contains affiliate links.*
I’m doing my Monthly Book Review a week early this month, because the book actually releases TODAY! I mentioned before that I was on the Launch Team for Jen Hatmaker’s new book, and it has been an incredible experience!
I have formed friendships, found things out about myself, and gotten to know this amazing author. I can’t wait to share this book with you. Before I even get started, let me say, you will LOVE it.
For the Love: Fighting For Grace in a World of Impossible Standards is about grace, giving yourself a break, and being who you are, all with some hilarity and shenanigans thrown in the mix.
Jenn will have you sobbing and laughing out loud, all on one page. It’s a “one more chapter”, can’t put down, stay up half the night reading type of book.
She has completely turned my faith upside down, “If a sermon promises health and wealth to the faithful, it isn’t true, because that theology makes God an absolute monster who only blesses rich westerners and despises Christians in Africa, India, China, South America, Russia, rural Appalachia, inner-city America, and everywhere else a sincere believer remains poor. If it isn’t also true for a poor single Christian mom in Haiti, it isn’t true….Theology is either true everywhere or it isn’t true anywhere.”
Profound, deep, change your faith stuff.
And in the next chapter she had me dying laughing, sharing her thoughts on Leggings, Manpris, High Waisted Jeans, and other various fashion concerns.
She gives us tips on marriage, raising kids in spicy families, making friends for life, sharing the gospel,
“A shared table is the supreme expression of hospitality in every culture on earth,”
dealing with difficult people, and poverty tourism,
“We cannot go a mile wide and an inch deep in community development, because these are people, not projects.”
And then, there are the Jimmy Fallon-esque Thank You Notes.
Did I mention there are also delicious, delectable, make you wanna run to the store and get to cookin’ type recipes?!
This book is like no other that I’ve read before. A must read for women of every age and every season of life.
I don’t want to give too much away, because I really encourage you to read it. Buy it, pick it up from the library, borrow it from a friend. Or better yet, gift your best friend a copy and read it together.
I have been beyond blessed to be a part of this team, and just can’t wait to share it with you. From the bottom of my heart, thank you Jenn! This has been quite the experience!
Pick up a copy and let me know what you think- I’d love to chat with you about it!