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

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

Jen Hatmaker. Thomas Nelson, $24.99 (256p) ISBN 978-0-7180-8814-9

Bestseller Hatmaker (Of Mess and Moxie) implores women to be unapologetically themselves in this delightfully syrupy work. With calls to action backed by both personal experiencee and analysis, Hatmaker welcomes all: “You deserve goodness. Full stop. Because you are a cherished human being created by a God who loves you.” Writing for women, Hatmaker combines her calls for self-love with humorous stories (including her whimsical toast in a bathing suit at a lake wedding) and frank anecdotes, including lessons learned from marriage counseling. She encourages women to delve into their faith fully, allowing God to inspire change: “I cannot adequately explain the liberation in addressing your questions and owning your own convictions. I am free. No more hiding, no more back-room conversations with only safe people, no more fear. I’m on the other side of the hard part, and it was all worth it.” Hatmaker places a strong emphasis on pursuing one’s dreams and repeatedly reminds readers that they are a gift and that there is enough space for everyone and their ideas in the world. Her fans will adore these uplifting affirmations. (Apr.)