Have you ever felt like you are completely missing the point? Are you one of the millions who crave a new direction in the church, fed up with religious games, empty promises, and cultural Christianity? You are not alone. You are not crazy. Maybe Jesus is ready to interrupt your life.
In 7, Jen Hatmaker and her family started an experimental mutiny against excess. Interrupted is the prequel, the story before the story—when God stepped into their comfortable faith and called them to join Him in something greater. Walk with Jen into a transformational journey that began with one dangerous prayer: “Raise up in me a holy passion,” and concluded with a life of service to the last, the least, the forgotten, and the forsaken. Transparent and imperfect, Jen will engage and inspire you to go beyond comfortable and answer for yourself the question she faced: Is there more to faith than just safe and sequestered, predictable and boring?
God is moving and stirring our generation. Are you ready?
missional living, personal memoir, young adults, women, spiritual growth, faith, messy journey, living on mission, doing church than being church, led through scripture
Interrupted follows the author’s messy journey through life and church and into living on mission. Snatching Jen from the grip of her consumer life, God began asking her questions like, “What is really the point of My Church? What have I really asked of you?” She was far too busy doing church than being church, even as a pastor’s wife, an author of five Christian books, and a committed believer for 26 years. She discovered she had missed the point.
Christ brought Jen and her family to a place of living on mission by asking them tough questions, leading them through Scripture, and walking together with them on the path. Interrupted invites readers to take a similar journey.
This book was definitely an encouragement to me. It didn't teach me anything new, but it was inspiring to see there are people all over the world who want what I do: to love and serve Jesus with all their hearts, and to show the world (or the grocery store clerk, or the lady at the park with her kids, or whoever happens to be wherever you find yourself) who He is by living each and every moment for Him. I think this book would be an especially life-changing read for anyone who takes their Christianity for granted, who's just going to church for what they can get out of it, or for adults who grew up in the church as kids. As someone who got saved and became on fire for Jesus as an adult in her early 20's at a church that preaches this kind of message often, I guess I felt like God had already shown me these things, but the message of the book definitely resonated with me and encouraged me! It's always good to be reminded or where our hearts should be.
Interrupted: When Jesus Wrecks Your Comfortable Christianity by Jen Hatmaker is EPIC. Read it. Right now. Seriously. It is strongly rooted in the Bible with a lot of challenging food for thought. This is the best book Iâ€™ve read in Tyndaleâ€™s Summer Reading Program.