27 April 2020

Fierce, Free, and Full of Fire | Book Review + Giveaway


New York Times bestselling author Jen Hatmaker, with cheeky candor and fearlessness, guides readers to a deep dive into how they are wired and provides them with the tools to walk in that identity with freedom and guts.

Stuck in people-pleasing or fear, many women hide and pretend, then end up sidelined in their own lives. But what they want is to be brave, to claim every gift, dream, quirk, and emotion inside, to stop performing and start living.

Beloved New York Times bestselling author Jen Hatmaker understands the struggle to find firm footing in a culture that operates from stereotypes and often unreachable expectations. In this new book, she offers women encouragement, challenge, and humor as she helps them identify everything that makes them tick and gain the confidence to live it all out. She leads them through five self-reflective categories—who I am, what I need, what I want, what I believe, and how I connect—and helps them:

-identify the exact ways they pretend, and learn instead how to be genuine at all times, in all ways, in all contexts;
-be empowered to say yes and no without guilt;
-learn to voice both their spiritual questions and convictions; and
-opt out of drama and into healthy adult relationships.

With wry humor, earnest passion, and been-there insight, Jen calls women to the life-giving freedom of leaning into the identity, convictions, and community they’ve been given.

Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: April 21, 2020


In Fierce, Free, and Full of Fire, Jen Hatmaker explores the aspects of becoming the most “glorious you.” She discusses what has allowed her to progress in her own personal development, encouraging readers to do the same through an abundance of good-hearted stories and advice.

While reading, I appreciated the process that Hatmaker seems to engage when approaching growth and change. She cares deeply, devotes the time necessary to learning and understanding, and as a result, shares plenty of solid takeaways from her experience. However, because she consistently references her faith and love of Jesus, I would have liked to see more on-page biblical content to complement all that she writes.

If you are an audiobook listener—and interested in this book—I recommend checking this audio version out. Hatmaker reads the book herself, so the narration is full of her expected energy and charm, plus plenty of bonus content not found in the physical book. It definitely enhances the experience of Fierce, Free, and Full of Fire.


I received a complimentary copy of this book and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.


Jen Hatmaker is the author of the New York Times bestseller Of Mess and Moxie (plus twelve other books) and the host of the For the Love! with Jen Hatmaker podcast. She and her husband, Brandon, founded the Legacy Collective and also starred in the popular series My Big Family Renovation on HGTV. Jen is a mom to five, a sought-after speaker, and a delighted resident of Austin, Texas, where she and her family are helping keep Austin weird.




  1. I think I will truly enjoy this book. I've been reading similar nonfiction personal accounts of how women have used/grown in their faith to become better people.

  2. Sounds like an enlightening book. Would really enjoy reading.

  3. I really love it when the author reads the book themselves in an audio book version. Thank you for being on this tour! Sara @ TLC Book Tours