Title: Interrupted: Revised & Expanded
Subtitle: When Jesus Wrecks Your Comfortable Christianity
Author: Jen Hatmaker
Genre: Christian Living/Spritual Growth
You may have heard of the author Jen Hatmaker. She has huge following on her blog and Facebook page. She is refreshing, real and very "tell it like it is." When I read her blog, I find that she says everything that I am thinking but in a much more hilarious yet more eloquent way. Her family also has a new show premiering tonight (8/7) on HGTV called "My Big Family Renovation."
I was given the opportunity to preview Jen's revised & expanded version of Interrupted. Right from the beginning of the book I was drawn in. Jen tells how she grew up in the church just like many of us did. She tells how she even attended church "three times a week in utero." She grew up and followed the Christian path and even married a Pastor! It was easy for her to fall into a "comfortable" Christian walk as a pastor's wife. She prayed that the Lord would snatch her from the grip of consumer life and raise up a holy passion in her.
Jen and her husband Brandon share how the Lord called them to action to start a new church in Austin, Texas, to start a church with a new vision, a new mission. Their church was created to reach the unreachable in their community. Jen shares some shocking statistics about the disparity between the rich and the poor here in our very own country. I dare you to read this book and not be inspired to act in your community, in your personal mission field.
I wish that every church leader and every Christian that has been attending their church for an extended period of time would read this book. It will inspire you to look beyond your Christian circle. Do you only interact with just other Christians or do you reach out and influence your community?
Jen has given me a physical copy of the book to giveaway to one lucky reader so they can be impacted by the book and pass on the enthusiasm to help others! You can enter below!
I also read Jen's sequel to Interrupted- 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess. If Jen got a high school diploma after Interrupted, she got a PhD after 7. She really walks the talk in this book. I encourage you to read this book after you finish Interrupted. Jen narrows her life down to 7 basic necessities and eliminates the rest in effort to prove that we need to eliminate the excess in our lives and focus on what God has planned for us!