Alrighty then, let's see where to begin with this review of For the Love: Fighting for Grace in a World of Impossible Standards by Jen Hatmaker.
My overall thoughts of this book have changed nearly hourly since I finished reading it. Let me say some positive thoughts about the book first. This book is hilarious. Jen Hatmaker has a writing style similar to some of my favorite authors which is more like streams of consciousness and just plain funny. I also thought some of the chapters were extremely relevant and pertinent to today including the parts where she address leaders of the church.
I felt like the book was a little choppy for me and at times disconnected. Unlike another blogger friend (link mentioned below) who reviewed this book, I wasn't able to connect all of the chapters once I finished the book. But honestly, even that is not that bad to me.
My biggest issue with this book is just that I didn't really think that Jen actually accomplished what she set out to do or say based on the subtitle of the book..."fighting for grace in a world of impossible standards." I would say that it was briefly addressed, in my opinion, but I didn't feel like the book just blew that topic wide open like I would have expected.
All of that being said, I did not at all hate the book. In fact, as a fun, easy read, I rather enjoyed it. I would recommend it to others as a good read. In fact, I'm sending it to another friend tomorrow who will send to another friend after she finishes.
Find another great, more in-depth review on this book here: http://www.throughcloudedglass.com/2015/08/for-love-review-disappointed.html#more
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