Jen Hatmaker is an author, speaker, blogger, and television host from the United States.
She was featured in the magazine “Christianity Today”.
Jen Hatmaker is the author of twelve books, including the New York Times bestsellers “For the Love” and “Fierce, Free, and Full of Fire.”
We have shortlisted some of the best books from Jen Hatmaker for you.
Best Jen Hatmaker Books
1. Fierce, Free, and Full of Fire: The Guide to Being Glorious You
Sisters, no more concealing or people-pleasing in here. You will no longer be marginalised in your own life.
It’s time for us to be courageous, to own our talents, idiosyncrasies, and feelings. You’ve been let free, set up, and set ablaze.
Now you can get back to accomplishing what you were put here to do. NOW you may be completely honest about anything, even the difficult, embarrassing, and hidden details.
You may now confidently walk in your faith convictions and ask new questions.
You can be so free now because you aren’t looking for worth somewhere other than your own beautiful soul, which was created piece by piece by God, who cherishes you and is eager to release you into the world.
She breaks it down into five self-reflective categories in this book: “who I am,” “what I need,” “what I want,” “what I believe,” and “how I connect,” and by working your way through them, you’ll learn to:
- Be firm in your relationships and lay down passive hostility, resentment, drama, and submission;
- Own your space, ground, and talents (they are YOURS, sister);
- Say GULT-FREE what you want and need; and
- Welcome spiritual inquiry and all of the wonderful changes it brings.
Are you with me, sweethearts? Not only will we discover a life genuinely worth living if we undertake this work on ourselves now, but we will also liberate our girls to come up behind us, spines straight, heads high, and covered in our power.
2. Interrupted: When Jesus Wrecks Your Comfortable Christianity
Interrupted chronicles the author’s tumultuous journey through life, church, and mission. God snatched Jen from her consumerist lifestyle and began asking her questions like, “What is really the point of My Church?” “What have I really asked of you?”
Even as a pastor’s wife, author of five Christian books, and 26-year believer, she was far too busy doing church than being church. She realized she had completely missed the point.
Jen and her family were led to a position of living on mission by Christ asking them hard questions, directing them through Scripture, and walking beside them on the road. Readers are invited to embark on a similar journey in Interrupted.
3. For the Love: Fighting for Grace in a World of Impossible Standards
Jen Hatmaker, a best-selling author, believes that life can be wonderful, joyful, daring, and compassionate.
She explains how Jesus’ humiliating grace is the secret to coping with life’s biggest challenge: people, with wit and flair.
People are the source of the bulk of our joys, challenges, thrills, and heartbreaks, beginning with ourselves and moving on to the people we came from, married, birthed, live with, attend church with, dislike, don’t understand, dread, compare ourselves to, and judge.
Jen understands how the pressures of life can make us competitive and judgmental, and how we may lose love for others and then ourselves as a result. She demonstrates how to:
- Dismantle the unachievable Pinterest life to liberate yourself from guilt and humiliation.
- Learn to tackle our culture’s contentious problems with kindness first.
- Be free to love and let go of the need to be correct all of the time.
- Identify the resources you already have to build real-life, all-in connections with people who know my crap but still love me.
- Accept the criterion of “largely decent” instead of our unrealistic parenting and marriage expectations.
- Laugh your butt off.
Jen Hatmaker bares the refreshing knowledge, sardonic wit, no-nonsense faith, liberating insight, and courageous honesty that have made her beloved by women all around the world in this boisterous journey to liberation for modern women.
4. Of Mess and Moxie: Wrangling Delight Out of This Wild and Glorious Life
Jen Hatmaker transforms her personal accomplishments and sorrows into a sigh of relief for all regular, fearless women.
Whether it was the time she drove to the incorrect city for a fourth-grade field trip (“Why are we in San Antonio?”) or the way she learned to forgive (God was very clear: Pray for this person every day, which was the cruelest thing He ever said to me), she had a story to tell. I was enraged.), she reminds those of us who occasionally hide in the vehicle munching crackers that we do have the moxie to get back up and out. After all, this isn’t a competition, and there’s plenty to go around.
We may choose to live fearlessly “in the moment” no matter what life throws at us, and we can truly live lively, brave, grace-filled lives.
5. 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess
Do you feel suffocated by the machine of success? Jen Hatmaker was. Her friends were too. Some could even argue that our culture is.
Jen used to think she wasn’t motivated by money, but evidence to the contrary piled up after she was labelled “rich” by an indisputably impoverished youngster, and a sociological experiment turned spiritual journey was created.
Jen (together with her husband and children) spent seven months identifying seven areas of excess and making seven easy choices to combat the modern-day illnesses of materialism and overindulgence: food, clothing, possessions, television and technology, spending, waste, and stress.
So, what is the benefit of living a life that is drastically reduced? It’s the revelation of a far larger God, a summons to Christ-like simplicity and charity that goes beyond a social experiment to become a life that’s fundamentally better.
Come along and consider what Jesus’ version of rich, blessed, and generous might look like in your life, as it has been revised and updated to reflect newer challenges of modern life. 7 is funny, raw, and not a guilt trip in the making, so come along and consider what Jesus’ version of rich, blessed, and generous might look like in your life.
6. Simple and Free: 7 Experiments Against Excess
Jen Hatmaker (together with her family) identified seven areas of excess — food, clothes, spending, media, possessions, waste, and stress — and made seven easy choices to combat the modern-day illnesses of greed, materialism, and overindulgence.
So, what is the benefit of living a life that is drastically reduced? It’s the finding of a deeper relationship with God, a call to simplicity and charity that goes beyond social experimentation to become a life that’s fundamentally better.
Hatmaker discusses how sustainability and generosity still influence and challenge her today in this new version, which is designed not only for readers of religion but for everyone who desires a softer, simpler existence.
This book, which is annotated throughout with additional thoughts from the author, provides meaningful insights into the significantly altered world of Simple and Free since it was initially released as 7, as well as the dramatically different place Hatmaker now inhabits. Simple and Free is a hilarious, honest comedy that isn’t a guilt trip in the making.
Come along and see how Jesus’ definition of wealthy, blessed, and giving may apply to your life.
7. Out of the Spin Cycle: Devotions to Lighten Your Mother Load
Jesus can achieve blindly what lists, systems, and self-help books have failed to do for young moms in the trenches.
Moms are busy, they need a break, and all they want to do is take a shower. They are, nevertheless, powerful and intelligent, with the ability to move mountains.
Jen Hatmaker, a best-selling author and speaker, combines the words and acts of Jesus with the wit of a mother’s observations on life to provide messages of grace and encouragement.
She demonstrates to overworked mothers forty things that Jesus does not expect them to perform on their own.
This vibrant Bible teacher brings Jesus’ message alive in a style suited to the limited time parents have that can be allocated to meditation, covering topics such as anxiety, marriage, priorities, money, and the temptation of comparison. This is a devotional for the parent, the Bible student, the learner, and the world-changer.
Really nice read from Jen Hatmaker!
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