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.
 


by Jen Hatmaker on August 5th, 2014

So this is a big week. Tra la la. We have a little program on the television airing this Thursday. And my odometer rolls over to 40 that day, too. Tra la la. Nothing to see here. I thought it might be fun to break the tension by giving away free books! What is better than free stuff?

Lots of you read "7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess" already. For you precious lambs who haven't, this was our seven-month experiment in which we tackled seven areas of excess and acted like crazy people. Like, we ate the same seven foods for a month and wore the same seven pieces of clothes for a month and other delightful eccentricities. (Get an idea of it here so this blog will make sense to you.)
 


by Jen Hatmaker on July 31st, 2014

Our show airs one week from today.
 
Please excuse me while I breathe into a paper bag.
 
Before it comes out and things get weird, I wanted to make sure I told you a few things. Mainly, we had a blast filming this thing. We really sincerely did. For some reason I need you to know this because TV often (deservedly) gets a bad rap and I want you to know another side. Like I told our crew during the wrap party: “This whole experience was 83% awesome!” The other 17% was reserved for such delightful moments like the video clip below when I lost my mind over green paint like a psycho:
 










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