Book Review – 7 by Jen Hatmaker

November 19, 2012 at 11:27 pm (WSGD Newes) (, , , )


Ok, I am going to attempt a quick book review for my new book club ladies. I am presently sitting in a 550 foot apartment surrounded by boxes in various stages of packed, being packed, and “trust me cardboard baby, you’ll get your “fill” pronto”. Moving day starts tomorrow and due to the holidays, the fact that we have one vehical, and work until Thursday, its going to be nothing short of a miracle if I feel anything by Friday! So I hope no one holds it against me for my briefness. (Lol, I’ve already hit my word limit goal) The clock is presently staring at me tapping it tick ticking “foot”.

About the Author:
The writing is good. Jen is down to earth and as transparent as can be. I love that in an author. Funny, and able to fill up a paragraph with lots of info packed into as few words as possible. I give her 3 1/2 stars out of five (five being excellent).

The book is styled like a diary. Taking the reader day by day through various modes of “fasting”, not just food in fact its only one small part. There is more I agree with than not on the subject matter that each 30 day fast represents. As with most things I take some and leave some. I began doing a similar thing years ago, though not quite the same. I think the Spirit was/is moving deeply in this way. Where we begin to see how spoiled we are here in America, usually that doesn’t happen till we are moved to take action; both in research and a fast of a sort (knowledge that takes action). It was so good of God to confirm and refine through Sister Hatmakers book (she’d likely cringe at the title).

I was often put off by the level of sarcasm and inappropriate references and comparisons. This is likely just my virgin “ears” mentality but there it is. I took a star off because of it. It reeked of the “do/say what sells” verbiage that has slowly leaked into “christian markets” over the last 50 years. Some of it is obvious, the rest may just be my perception. Do I believe Jen loves Yeshua (Jesus)? ABSOLUTELY 100%! You don’t write with the passion to be a doer not just a hearer like she does unless you love The Word! Again I am giving a quick review here, so going into the details of all that I came away with would definitately come across as my heart beats here, but hope this will do.

I have not put this on the Recommended Reading page not because I wouldn’t say “Read this”; but rather because I only put books on there that I can give 5 stars. Its not an affront to the book, its just that I could have takin it or left it. Its worth a read, but not a book I will feel the need to read again. It will get given to a good friend, sister, neighbor and I think Jen would approve :-).

My dear Sister and Friend Pam, invited me to this book club and I love these ladies! I will miss you guys this week! Much love, hugz and prayers to you all! Mwah!

Overall I am blessed by Jen Haymaker in 7. Its witty, fun, revealing, pointed, and worth the time spent with her :-). May Adonai continue to bless this beautiful woman in all she does!

Grace and peace in Yeshua the Messiah ❤

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