Humor, Transparency, Truth, and Vulnerability
A Feature Review of
Of Mess and Moxie, Wrangling Delight Out of this Wild and Glorious Life
Hardback: Thomas Nelson, 2017
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Reviewed by Carolyn Miller Parr
Jen Hatmaker’s Of Mess and Moxie is the perfect book to pick up when your best friend is unavailable, your husband is buried in his den, and your kids are making you rethink that whole parenting thing. Funny, poignant, and smart, Jen Hatmaker is fully engaged. She likes sex. She is a woman who takes life, but not herself, seriously. The Washington Post calls her “relatable.” (Oct. 31, 2016). She reminds me of a G-rated Anne Lamott. (That’s a high compliment.)
Hatmaker is a pastor’s wife, mother of five children, and a speaker in high demand, especially among Christian women’s groups. She and her family starred in an HGTV series, “My Big Family Renovation” for six months as they remodeled their home.
Oh, yeah. She also writes books. Of Mess and Moxie is her twelfth.