Grace Community Church Women's Ministries
Oct
26

Do you have an oft-quoted pet phrase that you abuse with regularity? I knew someone who would say “true story” every time she heard something that was shockingly true, amazing, or impactful to her.

Me: I wish I could pull off wearing skinny jeans.
Friend: True story!

Me: I’d live on chips and guacamole if I could.
Friend: True story!

Me: Our world needs more people like Matt Damon and Mother Teresa.
Friend: True story!

You get the idea. And so does Jen Hatmaker –her pet phrase and also the title of her latest book is For the Love. In her words, “Its cousins include ‘for crying out loud’, ‘good grief’, and ‘for Pete’s sake’. But more importantly, it describes perfectly why we live; for the love of Jesus and for the love of others, just as Jesus commands. We read in the Book of Matthew 22:36-40

“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”
Jesus replied, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it ‘Love your neighbor as yourself’. All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” (NIV)

In For the Love, Jen Hatmaker gives women permission to be who they are in order to experience a life of grace and freedom. I was only two pages in and already sure that I knew exactly who she is, really liked her, and wanted to hear her thoughts on yoga pants, Pinterest parties, marriage, family, quirks, mission, social media, and everything in-between.

One Co*Missioned reader writes, “I love how down to earth and real Jen comes across, I feel like I could be talking to a girlfriend. I also enjoyed that she touches on some “untouchable” topics and does it with grace and love. Jen also has some great ideas on how to de-clutter your life so that you can excel in what God has called you to do; love people. And, I am SO starting a supper club!”

She will help you discover your courage and identify the tools you already have in place to develop an “all-in”, “know-my-junk-but-love-me-anyways”, “grace-first” approach to life. With Jen Hatmaker, what you read is what you get.

Another Co*Missioned readers writes, “I liked Jen’s humor and transparency, but wanted more substance.”

True story. If only we could crash Jen’s supper club or show up unannounced on her porch to get more substance. She has that effect on her readers – we want to hear more of what she has to say.

For the Love of Jen Hatmaker, order her book today and get reading!