Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Moxie Of Mess and Moxie Of Mess and Moxie Wrangling Delight Out of This Wild and Glorious Life By Jen Hatmaker

Of Mess and Moxie Wrangling Delight Out of This Wild and Glorious Life

By Jen Hatmaker 

New York Times bestselling author Jen Hatmaker, with playful hilarity, shameless honesty, and refreshing insight, assures readers they have all the pluck they need for vibrant, courageous, grace-filled lives.
Jen Hatmaker believes backbone is the birthright of every woman. Women have been demonstrating resiliency and resolve since forever. They have incredibly strong shoulders to bear loss, hope, grief, and vision. She laughs at the days to come is how the ancient wisdom writings put it.
But somehow women have gotten the message that pain and failure mean they must be doing things wrong, that they messed up the rules or tricks for a seamless life. As it turns out, every last woman faces confusion and loss, missteps and catastrophic malfunctions, no matter how much she is doing “right.” Struggle doesn’t mean they’re weak; it means they’re alive.
Jen Hatmaker, beloved author, Big Sister Emeritus, and Chief BFF, offers another round of hilarious tales, frank honesty, and hope for the woman who has forgotten her moxie. Whether discussing the grapple with change (“Everyone, be into this thing I’m into! Except when I’m not. Then everyone be cool.”) or the time she drove to the wrong city for a fourth-grade field trip (“Why are we in San Antonio?”), Jen parlays her own triumphs and tragedies into a sigh of relief for all normal, fierce women everywhere who, like her, sometimes hide in the car eating crackers but also want to get back up and get back out, to live undaunted “in the moment” no matter what the moments hold.
My Thoughts:
I have read all of Jen Hatmakers books, so I naturally wanted to read this one too. I know she has received a lot of opinions and sceptism from the Christian community about her beliefs, but my personal belief is that whether I agree or disagree with a person, we can all learn something from one another.. In her latest book Moxie of Mess and Moxie of Wrangling Delight, I did just that, I learned something. Jen talks a lot about women being and not making excuses for who they were created to be. In fact, she talks about giving permission for being the way I was created, which is refreshing. It was a breath of fresh air. In a society where everyone is trying to compete with each other, or we need to be like the other person to fit it, why can't we all be like the person we were created to be? While I loved the message that Jen gave in this book, I felt that their were moments where it was "me" driven and not Jesus driven. If that makes sense? We live in a "me" culture and not a servant culture. For that, I give this book a 4/5 stars. I think the point of this book was to cheerlead women on to be the women that God has called them to be, but in doing so, I don't want this to always be about me. Thank you to Thomas Nelson for providing me a complimentary copy for review. A favorable review was not required.

About the Author :

Jen Hatmaker is the author of the New York Times bestseller For the Love and happy hostess of a tightly knit online community where she reaches millions of people each week. She and her husband, Brandon, founded the Legacy Collective, a giving community that granted more than a million dollars in its first year. They also starred in the popular series My Big Family Renovation on HGTV. Jen is a mom to five, a sought-after speaker, and a delighted resident of Austin, Texas, where she and her family are helping keep Austin weird. For more information, visit 

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