Fierce, Free, and Full of Fire


New York Times bestselling author Jen Hatmaker, with cheeky candor and fearlessness, guides readers to a deep dive into how they are wired and provides them with the tools to walk in that identity with freedom and guts.

Stuck in people-pleasing or fear, many women hide and pretend, then end up sidelined in their own lives. But what they want is to be brave, to claim every gift, dream, quirk, and emotion inside, to stop performing and start living.

Beloved New York Times bestselling author Jen Hatmaker understands the struggle to find firm footing in a culture that operates from stereotypes and often unreachable expectations. In this new book, she offers women encouragement, challenge, and humor as she helps them identify everything that makes them tick and gain the confidence to live it all out. She leads them through five self-reflective categories—who I am, what I need, what I want, what I believe, and how I connect—and helps them:

  • identify the exact ways they pretend, and learn instead how to be genuine at all times, in all ways, in all contexts
  • be empowered to say yes and no without guilt
  • learn to voice both their spiritual questions and convictions
  • opt out of drama and into healthy adult relationships

With wry humor, earnest passion, and been-there insight, Jen calls women to the life-giving freedom of leaning into the identity, convictions, and community they've been given.


in the media

New Releases from Top Religious Authors  | Publishers Weekly, November 2019

Top 10 Religion and Spirituality Books for Spring 2020 | Publishers Weekly, January 2020

The Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2020 | Publishers Weekly, January 2020

Jen Hatmaker: Here’s what happened when I questioned the strict evangelical beliefs I grew up with | Dallas Morning News, March 2020

Agents Highlight Leading Christian Publishing Trends | Publishers Weekly, March 2020

Episode 39 - Living Your Truth with Jen Hatmaker | Living Fully with Mallory Ervin Podcast, April 2020

Episode 71 - Jen Hatmaker | Say It Southern Podcast, April 2020

Episode 215 - Jen Hatmaker | That Sounds Fun Podcast with Annie F. Downs, April 2020

Wild Dreams and the Beauty of Clunky Beginnings | Success Magazine, April 2020

Jen Hatmaker | Best of Both Worlds Podcast with Laura Vanderkam, April 2020

143: The Secret to Leadership Is Closer Than You Think with Jen Hatmaker | RISE Podcast, April 2020

Jen Hatmaker: “Connection and Belonging Matter Almost More than Anything Else We Put Our Hands To.” | Gretchen Rubin Online Interview, April 2020

How To Choose Your "Yeses" & Why It's Important |, April 2020

215: Self-actualization, spiritual curiosity & choosing your “yeses” | Jen Hatmaker | The mindbodygreen Podcast, April 2020

Funny Self-Help Books to Rock Your World | Book Riot, April 2020

Jen Hatmaker on her new book, the pandemic and why she has no regrets |  Religion News Service, April 2020

5 Books To Help Survive Stressful Times |, April 2020

Episode 265: Live Your Truth (No Matter the Cost) with Jen Hatmaker | Mama Bear Dares Podcast, April 2020

Episode 126: Jen Hatmaker on Finding Our Integrated Self | Selfie Podcast, April 2020

Brené with Sue Monk Kidd and Jen Hatmaker on Longing, Belonging, and Faith | Unlocking Us Podcast with Brené Brown, April 2020

Best-Sellers-Books-USAToday | Associated Press, April 2020

Print Unit Sales Rose 10.1% Last Week | Publishers Weekly, April 2020

Publishers Weekly Best-Sellers | Associated Press, April 2020

The New York Times Best Sellers | The New York Times, April 2020

7 Fiercely Inspiring Quotes from Jen Hatmaker's Fierce, Free, and Full of Fire | Page Chaser, May 2020

How to Work on Yourself While Stuck in Quarantine | The TODAY Show, May 2020

You Deserve Goodness and So Does Everyone Else | TODAY Parents on, May 2020

This Week's Bestsellers: May 4, 2020 | Publishers Weekly, May 2020

Episode 213: Jen Hatmaker: Fierce, Free and Full of Fire | The Same 24 Hours Podcast with Meredith Atwood, May 2020

New Jen Hatmaker Book Tops 17K Sales in First Week | Publishers Weekly, May 2020

How to Protect Your Mental Health When Fighting Injustices and Standing Up Against the “Boy’s Club” + Tips on How to Deal with the Loss of a Tribe and Stability with Jen Hatmaker | Cleaning Up The Mental Mess Podcast with Dr. Caroline Leaf, May 2020

4 breaks from self-isolation, including a binge-worthy show | The Gazette, May 2020

40 Books by Austin Female Authors | Austin Woman Magazine Online, May 2020

15 Christian Gifts to Remind Them of Their Faith |, May 2020

Jen Hatmaker, New York Times Best-Selling Author, On Dreaming Big Dreams | Hustle & Grace Podcast with Hilary Sutton, May 2020

Episode 123: Soul Care with Jen Hatmaker | Forever35 Podcast, May 2020

Episode 801: Jen Hatmaker and Kim Walker-Smith | The RELEVANT Podcast, May 2020

Episode 107: Jen Hatmaker on why pushing for change is inherently Christian | The Good God Project Podcast, June 2020

Lead Voices with Jen Hatmaker - Race & Privilege and Being Fierce & Free | Lead Stories Podcast, June 2020

Episode 407: Celebrating Spiritual Curiosity with Jen Hatmaker | The Holy Post Podcast, June 2020

Speaking Up: 3 Nice Things (feat. Jen Hatmaker) | 3 Nice Things with Melinda Doolittle, June 2020

Lean In: Jen Hatmaker | Austin Woman Magazine, June 2020

“I knew I just had this in me. I knew it”: Jen Hatmaker on getting her Second Shot and becoming a bestselling author after early struggles | CW33 Morning After Second Shot Sit-Downs, June 2020

Episode 113: Living in the Freedom to Be Who You Are with Jen Hatmaker | Do It Scared Podcast, June 2020

Episode 2: How to Build an Authentic Life That Is Fierce, Free, and Full of Fire with Jen Hatmaker | This Intentional Life Podcast, June 2020

Fierce, Free, and Full of Fire with Jen Hatmaker | The Holderness Family Podcast, June 2020

Episode 173 - Second Shot Sitdown with Jen Hatmaker | Second Shot Podcast with Heath Oakes and Jenny Anchonodo, June 2020

Living Fierce, Free, and Full of Fire with Jen Hatmaker | The Fearless Chase Podcast with Madison Anaya, June 2020

Girls Night #95: How To Discover Who God Created You To Be, And Live Life As Your True Self | The Girls Night Podcast, June 2020

Take the First Scary Steps to Follow Your Dreams | Whoa, Wait. (Walmart) Fall 2020