Of Mess and Moxie by Jen Hatmaker

Of Mess and Moxie

New York Times bestselling author Jen Hatmaker, with playful hilarity, shameless honesty, and refreshing insight, assures readers they have all the pluck they need for vibrant, courageous, grace-filled lives.Jen Hatmaker believes backbone is the birthright of every woman. Women have been demonstrating resiliency and resolve since forever. They have incredibly strong shoulders to bear loss, hope, grief, and vision. She laughs at the days to come ...

Details Of Mess and Moxie

TitleOf Mess and Moxie
Release DateAug 8th, 2017
PublisherThomas Nelson
GenreNonfiction, Christian, Spirituality, Religion, Faith

Reviews Of Mess and Moxie

  • Lisa
    Of all the Jen Hatmaker books I've read, this one feels like the best one. Maybe it's just the best one for this season of life. (But it's not just for women in one season of life.) Reading this book is like receiving a letter from a dear friend. I couldn't wait to open it and see what she had to say.
  • Ticcoa Leister
    With wit and whimsy, tenderness and tenacity, Jen Hatmaker once again balances the sacred and the sarcastic, giving her readers permission to admit their messes and live with unashamed moxie. Of Mess and Moxie was cathartic and refreshing, leaving me with a sense of having spent an afternoon with a familiar friend. I received an Advance Readers Copy of OMAM in exchange for an honest review.
  • Elizabeth
    Of Mess and Moxie is Jen Hatmaker's love letter to the girls - the young ones, the old ones, the ones in the middle - who are walking this journey of life in all it's joy and sadness. The girls who are nailing it and the girls who feel like they just don't measure up. The girls who have it all together and the girls who feel like they only ever fall short. The girls who feel "just medium", who are afraid they are messing it all up and can't see h...
  • Laura Johnson
    Oh my word, people... you've got to read this book. I just laughed and cried and related through every page. Jen Hatmaker is every woman. Somehow she nails exactly what you're thinking. It's basically a memoir about so many things... girlfriends, marriage, parenting, church, cooking, Netflix, just being real in a Christian world that sometimes doesn't allow that. You will feel like you're just sitting on the porch with Jen having a glass of wine ...
  • Tracey
    I received and Advanced Reader Copy in exchange for my honest review: Jen Hatmaker does such a great job of relating to her readers that this book feels so much more like a conversation among friends than a memoir. Its incredibly heartfelt, with the moxie shown in Jen's hilarious sense of humor. Jen is so for women, people and Jesus and shows us there is no shame in messiness that life brings...we just have to remember our moxie! I loved the How ...
  • Lindsey Kramer
    This book was fantastic! It's full of funny stories, great recipes and lots of tidbits about how to navigate this messy thing called life. Jen Hatmaker is one of my favorite authors because her outlook on life makes you feel like you've known her for years. She seems like the kind of friend that you can call on for just about anything. I also love her approach to life from a quirky Christian woman's point of view. She's warm, she's caring, and sh...
  • Leslie David Carlton
    I was lucky to receive an advanced readers copy in exchange for an honest review of this book. I loved this book from beginning to end. Jen cheers on women through our triumphs and our struggles, through bravely sharing her own. Her vulnerability is relatable and inviting. I found myself snorting and laughing then soberly nodding my head, feeling comfort in some of my own struggles. I will be buying this book for my friends and family for sure!! ...
  • Elizabeth
    Okay - someone gets to go first right? Y'all Jen Hatmaker makes me laugh and cry and sometimes these things happen simultaneously! I was blessed enough to receive an ARC of this new book. I cannot count the number of times that I felt like Jen must have been spying on my life. She is such a relatable writer - she is us! I highly recommend this book and be warned that if you read in public you will get strange looks as you alternately laugh out lo...
  • Kristi McClellan
    When I read 'Of Mess and Moxie' I highlighted phrases, dog-eared pages, underlined passages, attached post-it notes, and wrote exclamation marks in the margins because so much of it spoke to me. When I started writing this endorsement, so much of the book had been marked up that I had a hard time deciding which parts to mention because Jen Hatmaker packed so much truth, humor, love, and guidance into every page. Jen has so much love for women, al...
  • April L
    Of Mess and Moxie has given me permission. Permission to be exactly who I am, permission to create, permission to fight for what I believe in and to build the kind of rich, wild, moxie-filled community that exudes love, grace and acceptance. "This wild and glorious life" is so full of joy and with these permissions, we can live it freely! As a 30 year old single woman, books like Of Mess and Moxie can make me nervous. I don't need the reminder th...
  • Anita Yaussi
    I was blessed to receive an advanced readers copy in exchange for my honest review and let me just say that Jen has done it again!!! Reading Of Mess and Moxie is like sitting down with your bestie and having a conversation. She speaks to our hearts and our minds so openly and without reservation. No matter what season you are walking in right now, this book is for you. I laughed, I cried, I felt loved, I felt like my mess was normal. Definitely o...
  • MrsFishGuy
    Another fantastic addition to the Jen Hatmaker collection of books. As we've come to expect from her books, Of Mess and Moxie is filled with 'How To' chapters, delicious recipes and now wisdom for all the various stages of our lives. Hatmaker's sarcasm fills the pages as she takes us from home decorating to bonus moms. Just when you think you can’t laugh any harder, she finishes with the story of Joseph from Genesis 50. Hatmaker brings it all i...
  • Bethany
    My young son was very upset with me for writing so much in this book, since WE DO NOT WRITE IN BOOKS. But I couldn't help myself. Jen's words just call out to be underlined, circled, arrowed, asterisked, and amened all over the place. You're going to need a fancy new pen or five.This is for all of us who need grace - that is to say, all of us. Highly recommended.*I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*
  • Allison Pickett
    I am madly in love with Jen Hatmaker so this review is biased. Of Mess and Moxie was a fun, easy, encouraging, and inspiring read that I read in one day. Honesty and humor are the key ingredients in a Jen Hatmaker book and those are my two favorite qualities in any person's writing. All the women in your life will benefit from this book, no matter their season in life. The laughing and crying you do while reading will be good for your health.
  • Linda Hibner
    I can’t remember the last time a book made me laugh smack dab from my toes or sob from somewhere deep in my heart, or shout a “hallelujah” or two! Ms. Hatmaker’s latest book, Of Mess and Moxie, was an intriguing surprise for me. When I received an Advance Reader’s Copy from the publisher in exchange for my honest review, I was excited about the title and loved the cover. However, as a retiree, I wondered what I might have in common with...
  • Jennifer Willerton
    Reading Of Mess and Moxie is like chatting with your salty friend who tells you like it is in the most wise, loving, honest, and necessary way. Jen Hatmaker has managed to touch on almost every subject that women are facing today - marriage, parenting, church, friendship, trying to make dinner for kids who will hate it (the list goes on), and share her perspective for healthy relationships and whole-hearted living. From the first chapter when she...
  • Shawna Kurth
    As a busy wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, daycare provider, preteen girls coach, mentor and friend, my life has seen it's fair share of mess. Reading Jen Hatmaker's newest book, "Of Mess and Moxie," has been a breath of fresh air to my soul. It's like Jen looked deep into me and put words to all of the thoughts going through my heart. Regardless of what season of life you are currently in, Jen connects with women in a way that feels like a ...
  • Melissa Hinnen
    Hilarious storytelling that keeps real life in perspective. Jen Hatmaker is spot on in her framing of a very particular kind of 21st century American family life while acknowledging that she writes from a place of privilege. This would be a great book group book for young Christian mothers or a fun beach read for a mom who is keeping one eye on the book and another eye on her kids running around. It's an easy (though not superficial fluff) guide ...
  • Erin
    This book came into my life during a year of healing from some deep wounds. My typical MO is to push the heartache aside and carry on but I just couldn't. In OMAM, Jen writes of these moments. Life sometimes hurts. It is also hysterical at times. What I found in these pages was not a manifesto about figuring out how to be unaffected by the mess of life, but permission to struggle and permission to be strong. Covering everything from buffalo chick...
  • Stephanie
    As a fan of Jen Hatmaker's work, I was thrilled to receive an advanced copy of Of Mess and Moxie. This book is the perfect follow-up to For The Love. Jen invites the reader to embrace who they are while at the same time gently encouraging them to be the person that God has made them to be. While Hatmaker is a Christian author, Of Mess And Moxie, has something for everyone on the Christianity spectrum.
  • Jenny
    While I liked Jen's last book, I just LOVED Of Mess and Moxie. I received an advance copy to review, and I nearly cried in the first chapter because of a few sentences that so perfectly captured my own feelings. I love her words about creating community, her in-the-trenches chapter about parenting (even though I'm not a mom), the chapter about pushing yourself to create and do, and her moments of humor that let us know she gets us. Maybe the stro...
  • Laurel Williston
    Written in the same style as For the Love, this is like the sequel. In the midst of her own trying, heart-breaking season, the author gives us a book that acknowledges the mess that exists in all of our lives and calls forth the moxie that brings us through it into true beauty. It truly is a book "for the girls", single, married, kids, no matter the details. Written with humor, grace, love, hope, and honesty, this book will bless your heart, if y...
  • Kate
    Jen Hatmaker's done it again. Somehow she's written exactly the words I have swirling around in my head but can't figure out how to let out of my mouth. So much down to earth wisdom, and the level of understanding that she exudes in her writing made me catch my breath. "But I thought that only happened to me? I thought I was the only one who felt that way?" This woman simultaneously manages to draw us in with shared stories and experiences and la...
  • Angela Henderson Orr
    I've heard it said that the most powerful words are, "Me, too!" Jen Hatmaker, Queen of Authenticity, brilliantly draws her readers into her story with shouts of, "Me, too!" It's reassuring and comforting to know that we're normal in our wondering, searching, and whole hearted quest to live an authentic life, loving Jesus, serving our family in joy, and being a light in our communities. Of Mess and Moxie is full of wisdom for every phase of life, ...
  • Melissa
    “Of Mess and Moxie” is a FUN book to read! Jen is so relatable, and she makes the everyday struggles we all deal with seem so hilarious! In addition to her supreme humor, Jen is also heartfelt, thoughtful, and a fantastic human being. I loved reading stories about her “first family,” and I can relate to being over-loved! Do yourself a favor: grab your favorite drink, a snack, and this book and spend some time laughing, crying, and making ...
  • Kimberly Adam
    Where do I start? Maybe with some of the first words in the book:"You don't have to be who you first were." Such freedom there! Jen Hatmaker taps into the heart of the matter and reminds us that we are all, every one of us, a mess, and that Jesus loves us ALL despite that. And she also reminds us that we have in Him all the moxie we need to keep getting up every time we get knocked down.My biggest takeaway? There isn't one. I was just as wrecked ...
  • Georgette
    I had the opportunity to read an early copy from the publisher. I am not a new reader for this author, Jen Hatmaker. I have been a huge fan this her "7" book. I also read her "Interrupted" and most recently her "For the Love." I love her heart and how she writes. Moxie was beautifully written and inspired me in so many ways. I with great love suggest this book as a gift for many. Of course, a gift for yourself as well! I have already pre-ordered ...
  • Kassi
    Jen hit it out of the park with this one. I've never read a Jen book that didn't speak to me, but Of Mess and Moxie took it past that. It's easy to get lost in the mess of life--the mundane, boring, seemingly average mess. OMAM is for ALL the girls--the ones in EVERY stage of life, whether you are looking forward to things, in the middle and need encouraging or if you're looking back with tears & laughter. My mom sat and read portions of the book...
  • Barb S
    I just finished reading this book for the second time. My copy is all marked up where I underlined deeply beautfiul statements or notes were I laughed uncontrollably. This book is formatted for the most part like her previous book, For the Love, with short chapters that oscilate from hysterical to profound. I found myself reading some sections with tears streaming down my face as my own personal pain was laid bare through Jen Hatmaker's words. I ...
  • Christa Held
    For. The. Love. Just when you thought Jen couldn't get any funnier or any more real, she's back with Of Mess and Moxie. Whether you're reading the essay on How to Handle a Tween with Attitude, How to Have Family Devotional at Dinner, who we really need to Fangirl (spoiler: it's Jesus), or trying out one of the recipes included, you will be doubled over in laughter and on your knees in prayer. This is just what the doctor ordered for 2017: hope an...