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Of Mess and Moxie: Wrangling Delight Out of This Wild and Glorious Life

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Jen Hatmaker

Narrated By: Jen Hatmaker

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Date: August 2017

Duration: 7 hours 58 minutes

Summary:

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 is how the ancient wisdom writings put it.

But somehow women have gotten the message that pain and failure mean they must be doing things wrong, that they messed up the rules or tricks for a seamless life. As it turns out, every last woman faces confusion and loss, missteps and catastrophic malfunctions, no matter how much she is doing "right." Struggle doesn't mean they're weak; it means they're alive.

Jen Hatmaker, beloved author, Big Sister Emeritus, and Chief BFF, offers another round of hilarious tales, frank honesty, and hope for the woman who has forgotten her moxie. Whether discussing the grapple with change ("Everyone, be into this thing I'm into! Except when I'm not. Then everyone be cool.") or the time she drove to the wrong city for a fourth-grade field trip ("Why are we in San Antonio?"), Jen parlays her own triumphs and tragedies into a sigh of relief for all normal, fierce women everywhere who, like her, sometimes hide in the car eating crackers but also want to get back up and get back out, to live undaunted "in the moment" no matter what the moments hold.

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  • Rebecca R

    The book was ok. I think it was kind of deceiving in the beginning when she says it’s for all women, but after listening, it’s not really for my divorced female friend who can’t have children. Jen has a little too much energy, like she’s trying too hard. I couldn’t stay engrossed in the book because the narrating got on my nerves, so I’d listen to one chapter and then have to take a break. But maybe because I’m an introvert.

  • Karen L

    This is my first time reading a book by Jen Hatmaker. I LOVED this book! She makes you laugh, cry, and she makes you think. She makes you examine your beliefs by giving you new ways to look at the Whys and What ifs. I highly recommend this audiobook! If you’re an ultra-conservative Christian, you may be offended by some of her language and views on Jesus and God... Read it anyway!

  • cassidy m

    I am such a fan, I loved seven and for the love and of mess and moxie may be my favorite!

  • Alaina W

    Jen is just the best! So real, and funny, and genuine. I cried, I laughed, but mostly I learned so many wonderful things about life, love, and Jesus. Well done, Jen. Best book yet.