For the Love

For the Love

Fighting for Grace in A World of Impossible Standards

Book - 2015
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Offers advice to help women find grace and contentment in life by learning to let go of unrealistic standards and unyielding stances and pursue love, God, friendship, and laughter instead.
Publisher: Nashville, Tennessee : N / Nelson Books, an imprint of Thomas Nelson, ©2015
ISBN: 9780718031824
Branch Call Number: 248.843 HAT 2015
Characteristics: xvii, 221 pages ; 22 cm


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment
MelifluousView Apr 14, 2017

Jen shares with authenticity and humor about real life for real people. Her focus on faith, family, and friendship was inspiring and had me laughing out loud often. Her letter to her kids made me cry! Very enjoyable book!

ArapahoeMaryA Jan 09, 2017

Light, funny, honest and inspiring. Hatmaker reminds us to extend grace - to ourselves as well as others. This is not deep theology, so skip it if you’re looking for substance. Her personal narration makes this audiobook feel like a pep talk from a trusted girlfriend. Loved it.

Feb 26, 2016

Wow, I waited 3 months for this book and I actually finished it in two sittings. It was a fast read, more of a skim, really, so I will be returning it early. You're welcome, people in line behind me. :)

Oct 15, 2015

In a world filled harsh criticisms, unfairly high standards, and messages about how no one is good enough, this book was a breath of fresh air. Hatmaker's tone is witty, positive, and encouraging. Her words are full of wisdom without being arrogant. She comes across as genuine and transparent, making this book a quick read with a powerful, important message.


Add a Quote
ArapahoeMaryA Jan 09, 2017

“May we show love in big and small ways, and may that love reach people accustomed to being shamed or ignored.”

“My best advice is just to show up and be truthful. Be the kind of friend you are hoping for. Trust me, no one wants a perfect friend who can’t offer a minute of transparency. We can get that on Pinterest. Our souls ache for real people in real homes with real kids and real lives. We may carefully curate online identities with well-chosen pictures and selective information, but doing so leaves us starving for something true. I seek only friends who bleed and sweat and laugh and cry."

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at SL

To Top