**Update!** Congratulations Jackie on winning a copy of the book!
If I’m being honest my favorite four letter words are the kind that would earn me an FCC warning label. I have a bad habit of slipping a few extra colorful adjectives/nouns/verbs into every day language without much notice. I can’t exactly pin down when this started, I didn’t grow up in a house where profanity was ever even spoken. Although one time one of my relatives said the F word, but pronounced it as “feck.”
I have a new favorite word, Love. I have nothing but LOVE for Jen Hatmaker’s newest book, For the Love. For the love of all things good and perfect, the words and essays written within this book felt so personal and inspired. I had the privilege to participate on the book launch team over the past six months and it’s been an amazing journey in itself, and it all started from this one little book.
Jen’s voice is refreshing and friendly. Her heart pours out on the pages, speaking kindness and encouragement in all of our vulnerable places.
I laughed along with the stories that I can relate to all too well, hello, crotchless yoga pants and other fashion concerns.
I cried tears of relief and sentiment, just be warned in advance about the Dear Kids chapter. And in more than one occasion, I felt divinely spiritual, like the Lord used this book to reach me and breath life back into my tired soul. Reading the book was just the tip of the iceberg when it comes the blessings that I would receive from this book launch team experience.
When I first entered my name and information for consideration I had no idea what they were looking for in their team. I can think of plenty of reasons not to pick me, I have a special kind of humor that not everyone likes, I don’t write very frequently or on any sort of consistent basis, I say the F word, A LOT, and my blog audience is basically my mom and like three other people. Love you guys, anyway.
But they did. And in doing so gave me the greatest gift of my life. The launch team got to experience the kind of community, gathering, and supportive non-judgemental group of women and men that Jen’s book talks about cultivating. The kind that we all crave. These people prayed for me, loved on me, laughed with me, and even fed my family when my arm was broken and I had to have surgery. Some of those women are held closest to my heart… and that says a lot because I only can stand about seven people.
And I hope that you get to experience that too! That’s why I’m giving away a copy of For the Love right here on this blog!
To enter just leave a comment! Super simple. Winner will be chosen on Saturday, August 22 at 12am via random.org.
Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. I was not compensated for writing this review and all opinions are my own.