mox-ie [mok-see], noun informal: The ability to face difficulty with spirit and courage; sass, determination, pluck; “That girl’s got moxie.”

Jen Hatmaker believes backbone is the birthright of every woman. Women have been demonstrating resiliency and resolve since forever. They have incredibly strong shoulders to bear loss, hope, grief, and vision. She laughs at the days to come is how the ancient wisdom writings put it.

Life is hard, disappointing, painful, shocking, exhausting, aggravating, boring. However you want to say it, life is MESSY.

But somehow women have gotten the message that pain and failure means they must be doing things wrong, that they messed up the rules or tricks for a seamless life. As it turns out, every last woman faces confusion and loss, missteps and catastrophic malfunctions, no matter how much she is doing “right.” Struggle doesn’t mean they’re weak; it means they’re alive.

Jen Hatmaker, beloved author, Big Sister Emeritus, and Chief BFF, offers another round of hilarious tales, frank honesty, and hope for the woman who has forgotten her moxie. Whether discussing the grapple with change (“Everyone, be into this thing I’m into! Except when I’m not. Then everyone be cool.”) or the time she drove to the wrong city for a fourth-grade field trip (“Why are we in San Antonio?”), Jen parlays her own triumphs and tragedies into a sigh of relief for all normal, fierce women everywhere who, like her, sometimes hide in the car eating crackers but also want to get back up and get back out, to live undaunted “in the moment” no matter what the moments hold.


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Jen Hatmaker, sought-after speaker, Big Sister Emeritus, and Chief BFF, is a popular blogger and beloved author of eleven Bible studies and books, including NY Times Bestseller "For the Love". Jen is the happy hostess of a tightly knit online community where she reaches millions of people each week in addition to speaking at retreats, conferences, and seminars all around the country. Jen and her hubby, Brandon, are founders of the organizations Restore Austin, which connects churches and non-profits in the Austin community, and the Legacy Collective, a giving community that granted more than a million dollars in its first year. The couple also pastors Austin New Church and lives on the outskirts of Austin with their 5 kids: Gavin, Sydney, Caleb, Ben, and Remy, in a 1910-era farmhouse which they recently overhauled as stars of the HGTV series "Big Family Renovation".

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“I see myself so clearly in Jen’s stories that I feel spied on.”

—Allison Pickett, mom of four wild ones, the loudest and palest person in the room, ravenous for good books but mostly cake

“Never have I read a book that spoke to so many of my own fears or anxieties about being a wife, a daughter, or a believer.”

—Jacey R. Nordmeyer

“Jen Hatmaker is America’s girlfriend. She is right there at the sidelines, high-fiving us as we run our race and cheering us on as we live our messy lives.”

—Abbie Mabary

“Jen Hatmaker proves once again that she is for us, and she gets us. This is the type of book that makes you want to get on the phone with friends and say, ‘Here, let me read this to you.’”

—Holly Waugh, writer, blogger, lover of Jesus, Hot Mess but full of all the moxie I need

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