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Fierce, Free, and Full of Fire: The Guide to Being Glorious You

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No more hiding or people-pleasing up in here, sisters. No more being sidelined in your own life. It is time for us to be brave, to claim our gifts and quirks and emotions. You are set free and set up and set on fire.

NOW you can get busy doing what you were placed on this planet to do. NOW you can be honest, honest, honest about all of it, even the hard stuff, even the humi
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published April 21st 2020 by Thomas Nelson
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Whitney Bak
Feb 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: editorial
I had the pleasure of reading an advanced copy of this fabulous book, provided to me by the publisher.

The title of this book epitomizes how I felt when I'd finished reading it. In a deviation from the more cathartic, meditative tone of For the Love, Jen Hatmaker's newest novel is an inspirational tour de force, boldly proclaiming to every reader that she is worthy, stronger than she believes, and capable of tackling any challenge, ambition, or opportunity she faces.

Fierce, Free, and Full of Fir
Richard Propes
Mar 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
There's something almost uncommonly courageous about Jen Hatmaker's new book "Fierce, Free, and Full of Fire: The Guide to Being Glorious You" that dwells underneath the foundation of Hatmaker's usual weaving together of wry humor, heartfelt storytelling, and encouraging, almost cheerleader-like affirmations for herself and for her readers.

"Fierce, Free, and Full of Fire" brings us a feistier Jen Hatmaker who manages to bring on the feisty without compromising many of the qualities that have ma
Mar 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Jen Hatmaker knocks it out of the park again. This is a quick read but packs a punch. This is for all the women. All. The. Women. And men - pick it up, too. Jen works out her passions on paper. She lays out her advice, beliefs, struggles, victories, and urges all of us to do the same in our own lives to move toward wholeness and freedom and enthusiasm and authenticity through embracing what is true. True about us collectively and as individuals. Her words almost literally reach out of the book t ...more
Mar 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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"We are free to exist on this planet in the ways we flourish, because there is an abundance of everything: joy, talent, love, dreams, hope, goodness, triumph, creativity, delight... Someone else's space does not diminish yours."

Jen is the friend and pastor so many of us are aching for. I could have read this in one sitting, but instead I savored each chapter, letting Jen's ministry wash over me. I cried the whole way through and would have had to highlight every page to emphasize the parts I fo
Jennifer Rumack
Mar 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I literally WHOOPED out loud when I got this ARC. I ditched my other books, filled the bathtub to the brim with hot water and lost myself in Jen Hatmaker's most recent thoughts.

At the conclusion of the book, she tells the reader that "some of these chapters hit you squarely between the eyes and others didn't apply at all." In some ways, I felt this but....its Jen all of it was thought provoking, hilarious and a contemporary love letter to the modern woman.

She essentially writes
Lori J Moore
Mar 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Jen is gifted when it comes to words. She has captured my heart with previous books of hers and I was excited to read her latest, Fierce, Free, and Full of Fire. She describes and empathizes with situations that everyone in America can relate to. She has had difficult situations to overcome. As she worked to overcome these issues, she learned a lot about herself . She is taking that learning and paying it forward to her readers. I highly recommend this book to anyone.
Dara (Dara Reads OK)
Advanced Reader's Copy

"We do not need you to be like your neighbor; we already have her. We need you, not for what you do but who you are. Please be her. Please do not shrink or twist or lie or buckle."

I loved Jen's new book. She herself says that she doesn't think every chapter will be for every person and that was true for me as well. But the chapters that hit you hard? Good gracious, they will hit hard. Thankful for her courage in a space that doesn't always reward it.
This is Jen Hatmaker's best book yet. And it's the best book I've ever read that deals with empowering women to be themselves and make their lives what they want. Not a fan of Rachel Hollis but want to be empowered to be your best you? Look no further than "Fierce, Free, and Full of Fire" (Oxford Comma included).

My TLDR is that this book is now one of my all-time favorites, and I'm going to be recommending it to everyone that I meet, so look out, world. In all seriousness though, I felt like Je
Liz Carlisle
Mar 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book is an amazing read! So many points and explanations are through out the chapters and sections. Jen uses quotes and helps the reader to really dig in to the subject matter

First review: So far, I have underlined 10 amazing statements that will definitely be going on my vision board and I'm only 3 chapters in. I love how the book is broken down into sections. I am currently reading through "Who I Am" & I cannot put it down.

I am now halfway through the book having just finished the 'What
Katie Proctor
Mar 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction
ALL. THE. STARS. This is the book we need right now, to erase all the BS of what it “means to be a Christian woman” and to start living into our true purpose and wholeness with which we were created. I love Jen’s humor and honesty, but she also nails us with some good truth here.

I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for a review, but I had also already preordered it before I applied to be on the launch team. It was everything I expected from Jen and more. I loved it!!
Claire Perko
Mar 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book. I feel like it pulls all the things that I have been working on together, and based on the reviews from other readers, I'm not alone in this. Jen does a great job of bringing in quotes from experts all throughout the book, which gives the book some added depth as other voices are heard. She pulls from "IDEO's Culture of Helping" that many minds make bright work, and Jen makes that clear as the expertise she employs along with her voice allow us to gain the best ther ...more
Deana Ferrusi
Mar 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Another Hatmaker home run! Jen dives deep into some topics that can be incredibly difficult for women today, and explores the dichotomy between who we're told we should be, and who we feel we really are or want to be. But she does it in her typical homey, big-sister/best friend kind of voice, never making us feel wrong or lesser, pushing just enough to inspire, and baring her own hard truths in the process. This is the book we women, all women, need, right now. ...more
Sandra Maloney
Mar 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I am a forever fan girl of Jen Hatmaker but I was truly skeptical of the long title. I always wonder why books have to over sell with a lengthy title. Nonetheless, of course I was going to read my girl's newest book! I was wrong as the title isn't long enough because there are not enough words to express how empowered I am by these words. It is so smart with actual research and testimony. This book makes me question things I ignorantly accepted, made me uncomfortable at times and validated what ...more
Jennifer Miller
Mar 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book has challenged me and given me new perspectives on so many different things, but the biggest impact it has had on me is making me realize just how much of my identity I’ve tried to hide or change over the years for fear of being rejected by others. Life changing read and as usual, Jen nailed it!
Mar 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
If you’ve followed Jen for awhile like I have and wished she would come give you a pep talk- this is it. She delivers hard truths with a firm yet gentle approach. She is authentic and approachable, vulnerable and loving. She pulls back the curtain and allows the reader to see her heart. This is well written and every woman will find an aspect that speaks to her. My thanks to the publisher for the advance reader in exchange for my honest review.
Coleena Curry
Mar 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Jen Hatmaker has hit the nail on the head with this book. I am only a few chapters in and I can see that this book is life changing. It is a book that will be on my "Changed my Life" shelf. Fierce, Free, and Full of Fire successfully explores the following areas: who I am, what I need, what I want, what I believe, and how I connect. ...more
Beth Salling
Mar 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Love this book so far. It is full of questions to ask yourself to discover yourself. Jen provides great insights through the lens of her experiences.
Elizabeth Baker
Mar 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020
Jen Hatmaker brings the fire in this one- it is laugh out loud funny, inspiring, brutally honest, and full of real, helpful advice on being authentic.
Mar 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I was privileged to receive a digital advanced reader copy of Fierce, Free, and Full of Fire by Jen Hatmker. From the moment I opened the book, I was hooked. Once again Jen Hatmaker nails it! She puts out there words that every woman needs to read. Unlike similar others, Jen cleverly sprinkles humor into tough conversations and draws connections to the daily life of women around the globe. Her chapter on body image was life changing for me! I have taken her advice and incorporated it how I perce ...more
Mar 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book is classic Jen, with much needed gut punches along the way! I appreciate her honesty, her wit and her ability to make us really examine who we are and how our understanding or acceptance of that affects how we live. Being in my mid 40s, I found several moments where I was thinking, "This is so me! But why do I hide it?" But I'm not sure I would have been ready to hear it any sooner. Highly recommend!!!!! ...more
Mar 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
For the last 16 years, I have been in love with Jesus, but I have entirely struggled with what the people of the church say I’m to say and be. I have been too loud, too sarcastic, too feeling, and too much for the people in authority over me. For the first time in my life, I feel…well, I feel free. I feel like someone (Jen Hatmaker) sees me and who I am and that she says to me what I’ve longed to hear; God created you, He loves you and you are NEVER too much for Him. I don’t have ample words to ...more
Mar 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020-reads
I was fortunate to have received an advanced reader copy of this book via the publisher. And what a great read it was! It dug in and finished it in a little over 24 hours. Jen’s mix of her amazing humor on paper, authentic self that shared her wisdom and reality as well as her love of people is so great! I highly recommend for anyone, especially women, working on creating their most fierce, free and full of fire self. Jen shows how being 100% authentically and fully ourselves is not only needed ...more
Justine Froelker
Mar 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Like a manifesto, declaration, a best friend love letter, a letter I wrote to myself all in one, every woman will find the words and a piece of her courage in Jen's words. This letter to every woman will change everything. ...more
Elizabeth Hubler
Mar 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I am blown away. Jen is leading us on this journey in only a way that she can. Jen's books are always rereads for me, meaning I need to read them multiple times because there are just so many good nuggets in them. I grew up in a moderately Christian home, maybe. We went to church every Sunday and I went to a Christian school 3rd grade-12th. I was pretty active in my church growing up, you know on the church board in high school, regular stuff. In college I was active in christian groups and went ...more
Michelle Ross
Mar 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book blew me away. As someone who has struggled with authenticity in the last few years, Jen’s words were the exact thing I needed! She equipped me with the tools to look at where I am, and accept the perfect mess that I am. Everything from spirituality to body imagine to marriage and parenting is covered in this book. This is one I will read over and over. I suggest buying this one and having a highlighter handy! You’ll need it.
Kristi Wilson
Mar 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book!! The section on body image needs to be read and re-read and told to our little girls from an early age to combat the wrong and negative messages they are being bombarded with by our culture and media. That part alone is worth the price of the book!!! Life-changing. I feel freer and lighter and happier after reading this book. I also have a lot more hope. Get this book!
Andrea Heidebrecht
I received an advanced digital copy of this book from the publisher.

Fierce, Free, and Full of Fire is written for the woman who is looking for the push she needs to be able to finally stand proudly in her own being. Through personal anecdotes and revelations, Jen walks the reader through the process of knowing who she is, what she believes, and how to live in community in full awareness and acceptance of herself. This book is fierce!
Mandy Pickett
Mar 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Fierce, Free, and Full of Fire is like a beautiful love letter, written to you from your best friend. A friend who has experienced much, and has the best advice to give. She validates you by telling you that if you say yes, mean it, but it is also totally ok to say no. If you have spiritual curiosity, more power to you to go find your answers. No judgement in this book! I personally have never been one to have body image problems, but the way Jen writes about what you should call your body, and ...more
Ellen Kehs
Mar 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Jen’s latest book is one which I will return to many times. Get your highlighters, journals, and hearts ready. I marked something important on almost every page of this book. There wasn’t one chapter that left me unmoved. Jen drops truth bombs left and right, she weaves in humorous personal stories, and includes research to drive her points home. I will be rereading this book again shortly. I think you could read this in one sitting or sit with each chapter for a day or two and let it sink in. T ...more
Mar 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I have enjoyed other books by Jen Hatmaker, but this may be my favorite. She pulls no punches in these pages, & has done her research. She puts forth what she has learned, & encourages us to be better.
“You may be your sisters keeper, but you are not her copy. Don’t look sideways.”
I read several pages out loud to my husband, because I knew it would speak to him too. Another favorite quote:
“There is no other way, no shortcut. Intimacy requires vulnerability to manifest anything beyond shallow c
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JEN HATMAKER is the author of the New York Times bestseller "Of Mess and Moxie" and the highly anticipated new book, "Fierce, Free, and Full of Fire: The Guide to Being Glorious You" (released April 21, 2020), along with eleven other books, the happy host of the award-winning For the Love Podcast, delighted curator of the Jen Hatmaker Book Club, and a sought-after speaker who tours the country eve ...more

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