For the Love

For the Love

Fighting for Grace in A World of Impossible Standards

eBook - 2015
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Best-selling author Jen Hatmaker is convinced life can be lovely and fun and courageous and kind. She knows how the squeeze of this life can make us competitive and judgmental, how we can lose love for others and then for ourselves.
Publisher: Nashville, TN : Nelson Books, and imprint of Thomas Nelson, 2015
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 0718031830 electronic bk
9780718031831 electronic bk
Call Number: OVERDRIVE

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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.

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. :)

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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