by Jen Hatmaker on August 22nd, 2014

Hi, reader (and viewer...what the?). I am having so much fun with you lately.

It has been my great joy to give you Interrupted, and I've read every email, every tweet, every post, every word you've said about it. I am so moved by YOU. I'm trying to think if I've ever been so encouraged in my life to watch God move in our generation. This is so happening. You are out there doing it, starting it, dreaming it, living it.

If I ever felt lonely in the message of Interrupted, that day has passed.

What a thrill to turn our incredible resources and privileges back over to the God who entrusted them to us in the first place and say, "These are yours. Have your way." How beautiful are the feet who bring Good News to the broken, the wayward, the lost and lonely, the suffering. I see a generation saying NO. We will not turn a blind eye to those who grieve. NO, we will not hoard our luxuries while precious people suffer. NO, we will not pretend we don't see. NO, we will not go to the grave in comfortable complacency but will expend our lives for God and people like it is our job.

We welcome every holy interruption that helps us look more like Jesus.
 


by Jen Hatmaker on August 21st, 2014

Well, let me be the first to say that TV IS INCREDIBLY GLAMOROUS. The fanciness just can hardly be described. What could be better than filming for five solid months to produce 176 minutes of television? (If you think we are so funny and charming on the show, it is only because we managed that skill set .04% of the time and that’s what they put on TV. The cutting room floor includes such gems as, “Where is the coffee?” and “Hand me that level” and “I’m tired of filming today.” RIVETING!)
 
How about some insider info, yes?
 


by Jen Hatmaker on August 19th, 2014

I’ve been waiting to tell you something and today is the day!
 
I’m going back to Ethiopia and I’m taking some rebel rousers. In 20 days, my beloved Help One Now is going on a Love Hope Storytellers Trip to my favorite country in the “whole white world” as Remy says (please enjoy the irony).
 
You guys, Ethiopia!
 


by Jen Hatmaker on August 18th, 2014

I’m sitting here looking at Interrupted on my desk.
 

It is like the dearest friend, an anthem, this book. I feel so tender toward it and the conflicted, fervent girl who wrote it five years ago. I remember the deep sense of loneliness and spiritual frustration that marked its every page. Many, many writing days were wracked with tears and sobs.
 
I want to go back and tell the Jen Who First Wrote Interrupted a few things:


by Jen Hatmaker on August 8th, 2014

I have impatiently been waiting for this day, working my little fingers to the bone with my amazing team for months.
 
At the end of last year, my publishing team came to me and said:
 
“We want to give Interrupted another turn in the world.”
 
And I burst out crying.
 
It’s simple: this is my favorite book I’ve ever written out of nine. This one, Interrupted: When Jesus Wrecks Your Comfortable Christianity, is absolutely the book of my heart, the single one I’d keep if I had to choose. The book I tell every person to read if they only buy one. Most of you found me through 7, but Interrupted is the prequel, the oh-so-vital story before the story. Without Interrupted, there couldn’t have possibly been a 7. I wasn’t even exposed to those ideas; I had no concept of that layer of the gospel. I was still delivering a message entitled “How to Be a Woman of Confidence” back then, God bless us each and every one.
 










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