For the Love by Jen Hatmaker is a book made up of a collection of thoughts and stories, for the purpose of encouraging busy moms and others that it’s okay to not be perfect. This book was published in August of 2015, so it’s not as recent of a release as most of my books that I review, but I was invited to review it a good bit after it was published anyway.
Hatmaker, as mentioned previously, mostly just talked about her everyday life as a pastor’s wife and mom of five. I’ve enjoyed one of her video Bible studies before, and I personally liked that better as it was less “rant” and more applicable to me (but that could just be me). I’ve also read books with similar themes to this, such as Wild and Free: A Hope-Filled Anthem for the Woman Who Feels She is Both Too Much and Never Enough by Jess Connolly and Hayley Morgan, or Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely by Lisa TerKeurst, and, well, I just related to them more. This book, at the time of writing this review, has 4.7 out of 5 stars on Amazon, so obviously it is engaging and relatable to others. In other words, don’t pass it by on account of me! I guess I just connected with Hatmaker more when I could see and hear her ramble rather than read it.
Thank you so much to Harper Collins publishing and Net Galley for providing me with a copy of this book to read and review. All opinions are my own and were not required to be positive.
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