Jen appears to glamorize drinking throughout the book. Also included are recipes making this quite the well-rounded book. She also comes off as very irreverent in many of her comments. She seems like someone that would be super fun to hang out with and is obviously very earnest in her beliefs and wants to minister to women and help women grow and cultivate friendships. I will definitely be looking out for more written by Jen Hatmaker in the future! It's basically a memoir about so many things. While we are certainly called to love, we are not called to ignore sin or embrace it.
Jen Hatmaker is one of my favorite authors because her outlook on life makes you feel like you've known her for years. This is for all of us who need grace - that is to say, all of us. Women have been demonstrating resiliency and resolve since forever. This book is funny, poignant, smart, kind, honest ,affirming, and full of joy. Its incredibly heartfelt, with the moxie shown in Jen's hilarious sense of humor. Each story is told in a very conversational Of Mess and Moxie: Wrangling Delight Out of This Wild and Glorious Life by Jen Hatmaker Conversation Starters In Of Mess and Moxie: Wrangling Delight Out of This Wild and Glorious Life, readers find themselves inundated with a series of stories about everything from bingeing on wine to driving to the wrong city for a field trip.
Your work is meaningful, and it is mattering. And, though I have never included lines from books before in reviews, I just can't help it here. Her previous books 7, Interrupted, For The Love, etc have been bestsellers, accompanied by rave reviews and scores of Christian women following Jen on social media and attending conferences where she speaks. I enjoy reading her hilarious real life stories and can relate to many of them. God has given me a deep, almost painful love for this tribe.
What if everything is available to us right here in the middle of ordinary, regular life? You will feel like you're just sitting on the porch with Jen having a glass of wine and she's relating all of life to you in such hila Oh my word, people. This is for all you girls about twenty-three. This is for all you girls around thirty-eight. We are slow clapping, because you are our mentors and your example tells us that we, too, are going to make it. The truth is hard to face, sometimes it hurts, but our duty as Christians is to walk in its Light. Here, Hatmaker piles on stories about bingeing on food or wine or Netflix alongside a bevy of kid poop jokes and kids-learn-human-anatomy jokes. Jen hit it out of the park with this one.
I feel valued and loved for who I am - - even important and necessary. I wasn't interested in liking the author. I loved the How To sections. Jen was very intentional about emphasizing that this book was for every woman. I was excited to read this book; I was expecting it to be both funny and meaningful, and it was kind of both. Jen is a gifted writer and very funny.
As we've come to expect from her books, Of Mess and Moxie is filled with 'How To' chapters, delicious recipes and now wisdom for all the various stages of our lives. When I started writing this endorsement, so much of the book had been marked up that I had a hard time deciding which parts to mention because Jen Hatmaker packed so much truth, humor, love, and guidance into every page. I really liked most of the book. Jen has so much love for women, all women, regardless of their state in life, and th When I read 'Of Mess and Moxie' I highlighted phrases, dog-eared pages, underlined passages, attached post-it notes, and wrote exclamation marks in the margins because so much of it spoke to me. Definitely one you want to get your hands on and read. History is replete with overcomers who stood up after impossible circumstances and walked in freedom. So then this book came out and hit the bestseller lists and was very present in the bookstore.
Donec scelerisque, urna id tincidunt ultrices, nisi nisl lacinia mi, at pellentesque enim mi eu felis. Writing with humor, heart, insight, and integrity, Ms. It's like a 4-hour talk with your best friend. I was blessed to receive an advanced readers copy in exchange for my honest review and let me just say that Jen has done it again!!! Written as a series of essays that touch on nearly every part of every woman's life, I can relate to this book from beginning to end. She has hel As a busy wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, daycare provider, preteen girls coach, mentor and friend, my life has seen it's fair share of mess. It evokes a twinkle in the eye, a smidge of daring and stubbornness in the face of actual, hard, real, beautiful life. I'm quite unimpressed with the lack of quality.
Thine eyes shall behold strange women, and thine heart shall utter perverse things. You are more than enough. Permission to be exactly who I am, permission to create, permission to fight for what I believe in and to build the kind of rich, wild, moxie-filled community that exudes love, grace and acceptance. Of Mess and Moxie is full of wisdom for every phase of life, for every woman. We live in a place where love and acceptance are favored over Truth. This was a funny, relatable, and meaningful read. Because most of the time, I think I can appreciate humor from which you can learn a good lesson.
I don't understand why she wouldn't just lay it on the table here; what was all that flack for if she still just dances around it? Much of the content made me feel like it was assumed that the reader would be a mom. But mostly it felt both preachy and brag-a-docious. I struggle with a book that can feel a little sacrilegiously humorous to me. However, with that being said, I just couldn't let go of the book's description. I don't for one minute doubt Jen Hatmaker's Faith or love of God, but I simply don't agree with much of her theology. I've never read a Jen book that didn't speak to me, but Of Mess and Moxie took it past that.
Sed at augue sit amet ipsum viverra ullamcorper. You are in charge of you now. And now with the book finished, I'm just so intensely glad I did. Now on to the problems. 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. I felt as if she was trying to appease the World while still relating to Christians - two paths that often cannot parallel.