“You can care about new things and new people and new beginnings, and until you are dead in the ground, you are not stuck. If you move with the blessing of your people, marvelous. But even if you don’t, this is your one life, and fear, approval, and self-preservation are terrible reasons to stay silent, stay put, stay sidelined.”- Jen Hatmaker
Jen Hatmaker’s new book, Of Mess and Moxie: Wrangling Delight Out of This Wild and Glorious Life, is predictably funny and relatable. While already well-known in Faith circles this is Hatmaker’s most accessible book yet. It’s easy to see why so many women think of her as a big sister in their corner. She will listen to all of your secrets and tell you a self-deprecating tale that makes you feel less alone.
The book covers everything from hilarious stories about the daily struggles of parenting (driving to the wrong city on a field trip?), to delicious recipes and musings about pop culture. Hatmaker is at her best, however, when she reminds women that they are strong, that they do not have to be who they have always been, and that we are all in this together.
Of Mess and Moxie is a warm and welcome reminder that none of us makes it through life alone. You will laugh, nod your head, and feel seen and heard. Time well spent indeed.