Interrupted: When Jesus Wrecks Your Comfortable Christianity

Interrupted When Jesus Wrecks Your Comfortable Christianity 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

  • Title: Interrupted: When Jesus Wrecks Your Comfortable Christianity
  • Author: Jen Hatmaker
  • ISBN: 9781631463532
  • Page: 247
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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, 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.

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    1. Not that impressed. The last chapter was the best (although it got a little repetitive) - I absolutely agree that Christians must learn to reach their particular culture and become all things to all people. I also agree that American Christians (including myself) are way too consumeristic and really not that different from anyone else. We all need to cut back and truly start serving others. But not to the exclusion of the gospel. I don't think the author was necessarily advocating this, she just [...]

    2. Having loved 7 so much I bought and placed it into the hands of dear friends and family, I can not express how disappointed I was by Interrupted. Jen is one of my favorite authors. She makes me laugh and cry, convicts and comforts. But there are serious flaws in this book. The premise is excellent, and the story of their church development interesting, but her tone throughout this work came across far more sermonic and condescending than 7. Not to mention her interpretation of some key scripture [...]

    3. I'll bump this up to 5 stars if it proves to be transformational. (Well, that's in regard to the long-term effects on my life - not the book itself. If the book itself starts transforming into something else, I think we're in for it)Liz suggested this to me. Maybe I should be worried about reading a Jen Hatmaker book. I mean, next thing you know I'll have a Pinterest account, and be one of the thousands to "like" her facebook post within the first 45 seconds of her posting it. It probably also d [...]

    4. I didn't know what to expect when I began reading Interrupted. I was hoping it would be a call to Christians to care for the poor and that the call would be grounded in the gospel and the Word of God. Unfortunately, the gospel is almost entirely absent from this volume, and the authority and necessity of Scripture is downplayed throughout. While the book is very readable and insightful at times, it suffers from being extremely imbalanced in its presentation of the church’s mission, placing nea [...]

    5. By far one of the best books I've read! "This is my high calling: to live on mission as an adopted daughter of Jesus. If people around me aren’t moved by my Christ or my church, then I must be doing a miserable job of representing them both."

    6. This book is Jen Hatmaker's journey from 'normal' Christianity to Christianity that emulates Christ and serves the poor (marginalized). She describes the journey in 5 phases:Phase 1: Breaking Down- Value: Growing in understanding of God's Word- Key Scripture: John 21:15-23Phase 2: The Horror of Actually Changing- Value: The greatest command is to love God and love others.- Key Scripture: Luke 22:14-27Phase 3: Getting Out There- Value: Serving others selflessly and sacrificially- Key Scripture: M [...]

    7. This was a great book! Although the content was heavy and intense, her casual writing style and humor had me laughing at different moments and made for an easy read. I love their church model, their passion for serving from a gospel mentality, and how missional they are including their small group model. This is the first book I have read by her, but I think her authenticity is so refreshing. Her husband writes some chapters in between from his perspective, and I loved seeing how God worked out [...]

    8. I'm waffling between giving this book three stars and four stars. The good: I loved reading the story of how she "woke up" from same kind of Evangelicalism in which I was raised and from which I, too, have woken up. There were a few chapters that were so dead on for where I am in my own spiritual journey that I wanted to cheer. I love her vision of what the church could/should be, and her enthusiasm for that vision. I enjoyed the interaction between what was going on in her life, and the occasio [...]

    9. A feeling of irritation over potential inconveniences to my American Christian middle-class life was present as I read this book. On one hand I was excited to be stretched and on the other I was mad that I needed to changew that I had been faced with some inconvenient truths."Transformation began with humility, even humiliation. It started with conviction and discipline. It increased through loss, not gain. It grew through global exposure and uncomfortable questions. It was born out of rejection [...]

    10. The modern church goer certainly needs to read this! We have diluted ourselves with our grandparents' religious practices. While there are Christian principles & devotion to God's Word we must continue, I find a true meshing of "true religion", from James 2, and Christ's true gospel message seriously lacking in "church". I found some of Mrs. Hatmaker's statements almost like an 'Eureka!' moment, because she verbalized certain truths that I've never quite found words for. For instance, why do [...]

    11. I like Jen Hatmaker. She is a thinker, a ponderer, a dig into the Bible gal.She puts action to what she is learning, and I love that about her!This woman makes me think. She is the type of person who I would want to be my friend. She would push me outside of my comfort zone and closer to Christ as the goal.I wrote a huge review of my thoughts yesterday on this book, only to be completely distressed this morning when I saw that they didn't post and I don't have a back up copy.After reflecting if [...]

    12. Girlfriend goes after Joel Osteen. I like her! Hatmaker is a gifted, shall I say by God?, writer. I especially enjoyed her list of Heavy Influences at the end of each Phase (or collection of chapters). A little Scripture-y at times, but hey, what should I have expected. She is a leader of a church."There is a marked difference between criticizing consumerism and actually resisting consumerism." So the irony is that I read Interrupted while my husband read O'Reilly's Killing Reagan in an another [...]

    13. A wonderful read that not only shows behind the curtain to the birth of Austin New Church (Brandon Hatmaker | Barefoot Church) from Jen's perspective, Interrupted is a spirit stirring read that hooks you at the start and doesn't let go. One moment you're laughing uncontrollably, the next you're weeping with challenge and conviction. Interrupted is a highly recommended read, but be warned, you won't be the same by the end of the book. Jen will challenge not only your thinking, but your entire way [...]

    14. Jen’s writing is mostly light and entertaining and engaging. I would not recommend listening to this book because I think the way the narrator reads it takes away from the fun flippancy of her style. I suspect I would have enjoyed it more in actual book form. I’m looking forward to reading “7” because I think I was hoping for something in this book that wasn’t there. This book is really about the theological process of Brandon and Jen letting go of their understanding of church. Readin [...]

    15. I finished this one a week ago and still am having trouble formulating my thoughts. It's one that makes a person think, for sure! It doesn't help that I read it right after reading The Prodigal God and in conjunction with watching A Path Appears (about sex trafficking). I'm filled with this urge to DO something, but I don't know what TO do!I don't agree 100% with Jen's thoughts, but there is still a lot worth pondering--and really, even pondering whether I agree with each idea and WHY (or why no [...]

    16. Highly recommended. In a short 168 pages, Jen explores the process of how the Hatmakers live out their faith. The conclusions might be specific to Jen, but I think the questions are important to all. Interrupted led me to ask:What does it mean to "Love my neighbor" to serve "the least of these"?Right now, my life as a Christian doesn't look that different than the lives of friends that don't claim a faith. Is that OK?How much of my effort / attention should be directed into the church (the build [...]

    17. For the first time in my entire life, I had a group of friends get together at my house and we discussed this book.When I finished it, I realized there was a study you could buy to go along with this book. THAT would have been helpful to know! :)This book challenged me in so very many ways. It was not at all what I was expected. At. All. I have only read a few of Jen's blogs so I sorta fell into this but I think God knew exactly what He was planning when this was the book I settled on reading.Th [...]

    18. I really enjoyed her conversational tone and sarcasm/wit, though I imagine it would be distracting for some. I'm pretty sure Jen Hatmaker and I would be good friends. :) The whole book was challenging and refreshing. I was blessed with a mentor (my pastor) who lived his faith out like the Hatmaker's are attempting, and his love (and others') is what drew me into faith. Jen gives plenty of practical examples of how they have handled their calling, while making sure to emphasize seeking where God [...]

    19. Disclaimer: this is not a how to book for making your church missional-minded. It's more of a commentary about why it's so important to be so. Jen shares from a place of learning after reading and living through a time when God re-oriented she and her husbands lives around how to BE the Church.I loved it. This book is hard to read because it confronts complacency in me, but it's also exciting to think about what God could do when we give people what they need - not a handful of cash or a moment [...]

    20. Of all the authors I've ever read, Jen Hatmaker is the author I most relate to. She writes in a casual, easy-going manner, but at the same time, addresses deep issues and difficult topics head on. She is funny, honest, transparent, and likable. I wish I knew her in person.This book is the story of her (and her husband's) journey to start Austin New Church. I read this book after reading (and loving) her newest book, 7. As with that one, I came away from this book motivated and wanting to live a [...]

    21. She perfectly captured the bs that is called Christianity today and verbalized the cognitive dissonance I have with America's consumerist culture. You have effectively humbled me yet again Hatmaker. I'm ruined with a new rebelliousness toward apathetic, judgmental, and ineffectual religious quid pro quo. Such a great book at such a perfect time in my life.

    22. Can I give this ten stars?! Jen spoke into my heart and put the thoughts rattling around in my head down in words. This book has both ruined and enriched my life and I am taking action and making changes at both big and minute levels in my life. Well done Jen Hatmaker. Please be my new BFF. Seriously.

    23. This book took a long time to read. Not because it was boring (far from it) or dry (not even close), but because it was full of new ideas and fresh thoughts that made me question my purpose in this place where God has brought me. One read through is not enough. This is a book to apply to my life.

    24. This is my favorite yet of Jen's books. It has enough of her humor to know it's her but it seems to have more "heart" behind it. I feel like I understand better and buy in even more to the mission she has been given.

    25. I liked this book but not as much as 7 and For the Love. I listened to the audiobook and wished that she had read it but was able to get past it mostly. Very though provoking- wonderful insight on the modern church. I liked what she had to say about modernism and postmodernism.

    26. This prequel to 7 (which I loved) had some interesting insights, but it doesn't have the zing of her latest. I think Interrupted was a victim of my high expectations.

    27. In my top 10. This book was eye opening and gave great light and perspective to what the church is intended for. Loaded with eternal perspective.

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