I started reading Jen Hatmaker back when “7” came out in 2012 and loved it. Since then I’ve watching her develop and process her faith in the following years with ‘Interrupted’ and ‘For The Love’. But I feel that she really reveals her true spirit and heart in ‘Of Mess and Moxie’.
I’ve been listening to her podcast (For the Love) and find that this book reflects the voice/personality that I hear there. I will tell you that I have not simultaneously laughed and cried this hard since reading Fannie Flagg.
She’s a fellow encourager in the trenches of motherhood and she has a gift for finding the humor in parenting while appreciating the tenderness bits too. I roared with laughter at some parts-had to text my sister with screenshots of pages and drove my husband crazy with how many times he had to ‘just listen to this’, but I was surprised at how he’d often tear up at some of the paragraphs that I found barely choke out.
Overall, it’s a pleasure reading a writer who has found her stride with her craft. So eager to see what she writes next.
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Australia (8 Aug. 2017)
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Prior to that she has served as a Team Leader at Chatham Financial Europe in the UK, the Associate Director of the International Center & Admissions at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, the NGO and Policy Coordination Officer at the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), and a consultant for the Corporate Executive Board.
She holds a Bachelors in International Relations and Spanish from Tufts University and a Masters in International Relations from the LSE. She is also an accredited practitioner of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) as well as a certified CultureActive® cross-cultural trainer. Further, she serves as a guest writer for the Huffington Post.
A truly global citizen, Natalie is Argentine-American and has worked, studied and volunteered in over 35 countries. She currently resides in Ann Arbor, MI with her husband and three children.