For the Love

{This post is part of Jen Hatmaker’s “For the Love” Blog Tour, which I am honored to be a part of. Read more from other team members here.}

Book Cover For the woman who

Way back in March, I saw a blog post by Jen Hatmaker. It was an invitation to join the launch team for her new book, For the Love. I had no idea what a launch team was, but I have a great deal of respect for Jen and thought it might be fun to help her share her new book. Some amazing things have happened with this launch team. Somehow a group of 500 people reading a book about loving one another well in the name of Christ turned into a miraculous community of grace. I am excited to share this book with others because I am hopeful that it can launch other communities of grace. I am hopeful that if we decide that loving each other well is of paramount importance, the people in our lives will be able to see Jesus. They’ll know his grace. Then. THEN. We might just live in that grace. And that will change everything.

Love is Excellent

One of the main reasons that I enjoy reading Jen Hatmaker’s words is that she is a truth teller. This book is full of truth. For me, the most important truth that she shares is this:


We have to stop creating our own theology based on what makes us comfortable. We have to start understanding and living out Christ’s theology. His theology is true for everyone everywhere.

On a practical level, this book is a really enjoyable read. It’s a series of short essays. As a mom of a toddler, I don’t have a lot of spare reading time. Short essays are perfect. Mixed in with large theological truths are essays about aging, parenting, and the trials of autocorrect. This book is a great balance of challenging and hilarious. As a bonus, my name is in the thank you section. That makes this a must buy. Right?