New York Times bestselling author, Big Sister Emeritus, and Chief BFF Jen Hatmaker returns with another round of hilarious tales, shameless honesty, and hope for the woman who has forgotten her moxie. In this highly anticipated new book, beloved author Jen Hatmaker parlays her own triumphs and tragedies into a sigh of relief for all normal, fierce women everywhere. Whether it’s the time she drove to the wrong city for a fourth-grade field trip (“Why are we in San Antonio?”) or the way she learned to forgive (God was super clear: Pray for this person every day, which was the meanest thing He ever said to me. I was furious.), she offers a reminder to those of us who sometimes hide in the car eating crackers that we do have the moxie to get back up and get back out. We can choose to live undaunted “in the moment” no matter what the moments hold, and lead vibrant, courageous, grace-filled lives.
PLEASE NOTE: This is a key takeaways and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Start Publishing Notes' Summary, Analysis, and Review of Jen Hatmaker's Of Mess and Moxie: Wrangling Delight Out of This Wild and Glorious Life includes a summary of the book, a review, analysis & key takeaways, and a detailed "About the Author" section. PREVIEW: Of Mess and Moxie: Wrangling Delight Out of This Wild and Glorious Life is a collection of nonfiction essays and life advice by the bestselling Christian humorist Jen Hatmaker. Sharing a selection of her personal ups and downs from childhood through the present day, Hatmaker reflects on what it means to lead a full and happy life as a modern woman. The titular "mess" and "moxie" are two universal experiences that all women share. The mess is the chaos, confusion, and pain that comes standard issue in life. Mess is unavoidable; every woman deals with heartbreak and failure in her life on some level. What keeps them going is their moxie-that special spark that's unique to women. The balance that's important to achieve is to not get so bogged down in the mess that you lose touch with the moxie.
Of Mess and Moxie by Jen Hatmakerh | Conversation Starters In Of Mess and Moxie: Wrangling Delight Out of This Wild and Glorious Life, readers find themselves inundated with a series of stories about everything from bingeing on wine to driving to the wrong city for a field trip. Each story is told in a very conversational style, combining advice and empathy with an interesting sense of humor. Of Mess and Moxie was highly anticipated by followers of the beloved evangelical author. Jen Hatmaker’s For the Love was a New York Times bestseller, setting the standard for audience expectations of her work. The author has starred in the HGTV series My Big Family Renovation and has founded the Legacy Collective with her husband. Many readers enjoy the spiritual themes Hatmaker incorporates in her writing, as well as the anecdotal format. A Brief Look Inside: EVERY GOOD BOOK CONTAINS A WORLD FAR DEEPER than the surface of its pages. The characters and their world come alive, and the characters and its world still live on. Conversation Starters is peppered with questions designed to bring us beneath the surface of the page and invite us into the world that lives on. These questions can be used to... Create Hours of Conversation: • Promote an atmosphere of discussion for groups • Foster a deeper understanding of the book • Assist in the study of the book, either individually or corporately • Explore unseen realms of the book as never seen before Disclaimer: This book you are about to enjoy is an independent resource meant to supplement the original book. If you have not yet read the original book, we encourage to do before purchasing this unofficial Conversation Starters.
Working mothers constantly battle the pull to do all the things well. From managing work and home responsibilities to being impacted by a lack of self-care and time for deep friendships, the struggle is real. At the end of each day, many working moms are exhausted and stretched too thin. But this does not have to be the norm. In her latest practical and inspiring book, Jessica Turner shows the working mom how to - work and parent guilt-free - establish clear work boundaries - set achievable goals - discover more flexibility - develop home management solutions - prioritize self-care - invest in her marriage - cultivate deeper friendships - feel like a good mom, even while working Full of compassion and encouragement, Stretched Too Thin will empower women with useful insights and tools to thrive as working moms.
“No human language possesses adequate words to describe what it feels like to watch as life slowly leaves your newborn baby. I have never felt so palpably and sickeningly helpless in my entire life. I was strong like wet tissue paper is strong. The moment felt like a horrible dream . . . except this bad dream was my reality.” How can a good God let babies die? Does He really have my best in mind? Will He ever heal my broken heart? The Bible tells us that God is good and that everything He does is good. But what about when the pain of this life bristles against that definition of God’s undeniable goodness? It is in those times when the deepest questions of our souls emerge. After learning that her unborn daughter would not be able to survive outside of the womb, author Sarah Rieke was pressed face-to-face with these difficult questions. Three years later, following the fatal diagnosis for her unborn son, Sarah was once again forced to reconcile God’s goodness against the brokenness of the world. Even Broken Can Be Beautiful is the story of the author’s own personal journey to find purpose in the most difficult, confusing, heart-breaking moments of life. It is the story of learning to lean hard on the God who can bring good from even the most despairing situations, an honest story of deep pain redeemed by the beauty of the cross of Christ. In this book, you, too, will uncover the sacred truth that because of Christ, even our most deeply broken places can be made beautiful.
Interrupted follows the author’s messy journey through life and church and into living on mission. Snatching Jen from the grip of her consumer life, God began asking her questions like, “What is really the point of My Church? What have I really asked of you?” She was far too busy doing church than being church, even as a pastor’s wife, an author of five Christian books, and a committed believer for 26 years. She discovered she had missed the point. Christ brought Jen and her family to a place of living on mission by asking them tough questions, leading them through Scripture, and walking together with them on the path. Interrupted invites readers to take a similar journey.
Throughout time, women have been identified in many conflicting ways. Sometimes goddesses, slaves, or seductresses, but always misunderstood—by themselves and others. Jen Hatmaker uses examples from the five women named in Jesus’ lineage to help identify who a daughter of Christ is. From the woman who acted like a prostitute to the woman who was one, the widow to the adulteress to the mother, each has something to pass on.
7 Experiment Workbook. A guided journey through the 7 major areas of excess and clutter that we need to minimize and fight against. American life can be excessive, to say the least. And I was living it. In fact, all I wanted was more. Was there even such a thing as enough? My family finally decided that we wanted to do something about it, and that's where 7 came in. SEVEN was an experiment. We decided that we were going to try - just try - to address 7 places in our lives where we were overdoing it: Food, Clothes, Possessions, Media, Waste, Spending, and Stress. Simply put - SEVEN changed our lives. I think it can change yours, too. Learn How to be Free
Interrupted: An Adventure in Relearning the Essentials of Faith - Member Book provides the learner a study resource for this young adult Bible study. The American Dream and Christianity Aren't the Same Thing! God is in the business of interrupting what we think our lives are about. Jen Hatmaker argues that we have missed the point, confusing Christianity with the American Dream and manipulating Scripture to say what we want it to say. Interrupted is about freedom from consumer-driven Christianity and getting back to the true faith, real life, real justice, real religion.