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About the Book

About the Book

Best-selling author Jen Hatmaker is convinced life can be lovely and fun and courageous and kind. She knows how the squeeze of this life can make us competitive and judgmental, how we can lose love for others and then for ourselves. She reveals how to:

  • Break free of guilt and shame by dismantling the unattainable Pinterest life.
  • Learn to engage our culture’s controversial issues with a grace-first approach.
  • Be liberated to love and release the burden of always being right. 
  • Identify the tools you already have to develop real-life, all-in, know-my-junk-but-love-me-anyway friendships.
  • Escape our impossible standards for parenting and marriage by accepting the standard of “mostly good.”
  • Laugh your butt off.

In this raucous ride to freedom for modern women, Jen Hatmaker bares the refreshing wisdom, wry humor, no-nonsense faith, liberating insight, and fearless honesty that have made her beloved by women worldwide.

"Be kind. Be you. Love Jesus."


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About the Author, Jen Hatmaker

About Jen Hatmaker

Jen Hatmaker is a mom to five children, a pastor’s wife, sought-after speaker, best-selling author and star of the popular series My Big Family Renovation on HGTV.  She is best known for her books 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess and Interrupted: When Jesus Wrecks Your Comfortable Christianity. For more information, visit

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Praise for For the Love

Praise for For the Love

Jen asked hundreds of her readers to give real-life feedback after reviewing advance copies of For the Love. Here's what they had to say.

Praise for For the Love

Reading this book is like sitting down to coffee with a friend. Jen pulls you close and whispers in your ear, “You are not failing. You’re doing great!” And because of Jen’s authenticity and her gift with words and with people, you actually believe her, breathe a sigh of relief, and feel empowered to go out and be a little gentler with everybody else, too. Jen moves effortlessly (and hilariously!) between the profound and the practical, sharing everything from how God shook up her neatly-tied-up theology to helpful advice on how to restore sanity to your schedule, build lasting friendships around your table (recipes included!), and make Jesus’ love real enough to your kids that they won’t walk away from the church. For The Love helps us set aside the impossible standards we use to evaluate ourselves so that we can breathe in Love, and breathe it out again.

Jennifer; Writer, Counselor, and Community-Builder. Chicago, IL

From start to finish, this book makes you feel like you are having coffee with your best friend. It’s fun, encouraging, thought-provoking, and leaves you with a renewed love for life, people, and Jesus.

Elise; Wife, Mom, Blogger, Caffeine Addict. Twin Cities, MN

When life seems overwhelming and busy, reading usually falls low on our long list of priorities. But For the Love is more than a book-it’s making time for a new friend. Jen’s raw honesty will leave you laughing out loud and exhaling a deep sigh of relief. Powerful and poignant, Jen’s message in For the Love challenges our safe Christian ideologies while motivating the reader to seek authentic faith motivated by big love. Don’t be surprised if you get to the end and want to immediately start all over again!

April Lakata Cao; Military wife, Mom to Four Extraordinary Kids and Writer. Wherever the Navy send us.

For the Love is a breath of fresh air, a relevant call to action, and an invitation for women to let ourselves “off the hook” so that we can get real about living and loving freely and boldly. Jen just gets it. You won’t find many authors who can move you to a full force ugly cry and a full force laughter episode all in the same page. Complete authenticity from cover to cover, FOR THE LOVE!

Amanda Johnson; Harmonica Collector, Embracer and Contributor of Awkward Situations, Guacamole Lover. Huntsville, TX

This book speaks to the heart of every woman, wife, mom, daughter and friend. The best part is honesty, because truth is so refreshing. Sometimes life is messy, so we clean it up, and start over. Sometimes we just need a new hashtag or words to express ourselves. Found it all here-#forthelove….#bless JenHatmaker for being so real.

Angie D.; Follower of Jesus, wife of one, momma of four, mimi of two.

"We need to quit trying to be awesome and instead be wise."

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