Mess and Moxie

Book Description

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.
Jen Hatmaker believes backbone is the birthright of every woman. Women have been demonstrating resiliency and resolve since forever. They have incredibly strong shoulders to bear loss, hope, grief, and vision. She laughs at the days to come is how the ancient wisdom writings put it.
But somehow women have gotten the message that pain and failure mean they must be doing things wrong, that they messed up the rules or tricks for a seamless life. As it turns out, every last woman faces confusion and loss, missteps and catastrophic malfunctions, no matter how much she is doing “right.” Struggle doesn’t mean they’re weak; it means they’re alive.
Jen Hatmaker, beloved author, Big Sister Emeritus, and Chief BFF, offers another round of hilarious tales, frank honesty, and hope for the woman who has forgotten her moxie. Whether discussing the grapple with change (“Everyone, be into this thing I’m into! Except when I’m not. Then everyone be cool.”) or the time she drove to the wrong city for a fourth-grade field trip (“Why are we in San Antonio?”), Jen parlays her own triumphs and tragedies into a sigh of relief for all normal, fierce women everywhere who, like her, sometimes hide in the car eating crackers but also want to get back up and get back out, to live undaunted “in the moment” no matter what the moments hold.
My Review:
I was excited to read a Jen Hatmaker book.  I have been following her on Instagram for some time and since I am done with classes I have more time for pleasure reading.  It doesn't feel like much spare time but I am really trying to set aside more reading time for me.  
Thank-you Book Look program for sending me this book for free in exchange for an honest review.  I was not paid for this review and all opinions expressed are 100% mine.  
So the book reads fairly quickly!  It is very raw and real which makes it easy for me to relate to the author and her stories.  It is reassuring that having it together is never a goal because we need our savior for a reason! Jen makes you laugh and nod your head as she writes with a real passion.  Not only does Jen write from a real perspective but as a mother makes me feel encouraged and challenged to do better in every area of life.  

I think as a mother I could relate to this book more!  Jen has great experiences that she shares which many people would keep private but with her boldness to share it keeps the reader going and helping the reader identify with the reality of needing Jesus more and more!

I would recommend this book to woman/mothers!  Get ready to laugh... a few tears... and feel encouraged!   


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