In this book Jen shares such a powerful testimony of the Lord coming in, interrupting her comfortable Christianity [she was a pastor's wife, author, speaker, church-goer, wife, mother, etc., etc.] and giving her a heart for the last, the least, and the poorest of this earth.
I am blessed by Jen's example (and deeply challenged) to continue to throw off religious duty and give love, grace & ministry to the lost.
The entire chapter "Tough Crowd" was like flashes of lightning to my soul! Just check this part out...
"Jesus came to the foulest, filthiest place possible (earth), a place full of ungrateful, self-destructive people who would betray Him far more that they'd love Him (a whole planet of Judases). He broke His body for rich people who would curse Him the second their prosperity was endangered. He poured His blood out for those who would take His Word and use it as a bludgeoning tool. He became the offering for people who would slander His name with ferocity, yet His grace was theirs for the asking until they drew their last breaths, even if all they could offer Him was a lifetime of hatred and one moment of repentance."
I am still praying through this deep and challenging chapter. I can't stop thinking through all that the Lord challenged me with and all He called me to lay down before Him.
The message in this book is definitely fitting with the title - it will INTERRUPT your life and bring a refreshing challenge to your Christianity.
My husband and I have recently opened our home to our neighbors for a bible study. We invited everyone. I was terrified to reach out, and yet the Lord filled me with faith, compassion, and love every step of the way. At the same time as our neighborhood bible study beginning Jen Hatmaker sent me her book to read and review here on my blog. It was NOT an accident that this was one of the banners that she sent me...
God fully knew that this book "Interrupted" would be perfectly placed in my lap right when I needed it!
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