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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

For the Love by Jen Hatmaker- THE book to give your best friends and sisters for Christmas!

My Thoughts:

Jen Hatmaker- just seeing the name makes me smile.:) For the Love is a treasure- a book that will make you laugh out loud (in Starbucks with your 17 year old daughter), ponder your faith as well as your life (in an encouraging and constructive way) and will also touch your heart as the author has been where you are (as a woman/mom/Christian) and gets you. I loved this book almost as much as chips & salsa (super high praise- just ask my family). 

Using hilariously honest stories (she's the real deal and makes no apologies. ie. She rocks) from her life, Jen Hatmaker frees us to stop the comparisons, to love fully and be ourselves. Talk about refreshing! Fashion (leggings, anyone?), cooking (book club!), parenting, the church, marriage, school, and more are covered in a humorous way with a wonderful message. Did I mention I love this book? I need to buy copies for all my besties so they can laugh, love and be blessed as much as I was while reading this. Thanks, Jen Hatmaker. I wonder if Simon Le Bon would've followed me on twitter, too- back in the day. ;)

Book Description 

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.
* I was given a copy of this AWESOME book by Booklook bloggers in exchange for my honest opinion. No other compensation was received.*

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Just added this to my to-read list. Thanks!