September 1, 2015
For The Love
"Dear Church People..."
I am a MAYJAH fan of best-selling author Jen Hatmaker's Bible Study books. They are catered to the modern woman, have reasonable lesson plans and introduce me to new views about scriptures. I often turn to her books when I need ideas for spiritual journaling. So when I saw an ARC of her new release available, I immediately downloaded to my NOOK.
"Maybe your best thing won't draw a paycheck, but it is how you shine and glow and come to life and bless the world."
In Hatmaker's fun and humorous style, For the Love: Fighting for Grace in a World of Impossible Standards is true to the title. Grace is how to deal with life's biggest challenge: people. Our joys, struggles, pains, heartbreaks and thrills come from people. Our lessons are learned from situations with people. Fear or courage affects people. Any judgmental or competitive nature can be helped. People (we) are God's image bearers. Hatmaker tells truth in a hilarious way. Her advice can be taken literally and guess what? It works! There are chapters on thank you notes, social networking, leggings-as-pants, saying no, reaping benefits and crappy Christians.
I judge a book by the amount of notes, bookmarks and highlights I have by the end. Surprise, surprise—For the Love didn't have as many notes as I expect from a Hatmaker book. I was a bit disappointed when I finished that there weren't a lot of paragraphs or quotes to go back and review. Nonetheless, I still recommend For the Love. For bookhearts unfamiliar to this author, please do not let this book discourage you from reading her Bible study series. For the bookhearts that are already fans of Hatmaker, you will get her same wisdom, humor, honesty and show of faith with this new release. And I challenge all of you to purchase this book as a gift to someone.
DISCLAIMER: This book was received directly from the publisher for review purposes only. In no way does it influence my review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
Title: For the Love: Fighting for Grace in a World of Impossible Standards
Author: Jen Hatmaker
Published: August 2015