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7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess Audiobook

7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess

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Publisher's Summary

Do you feel trapped in the machine of excess? Jen Hatmaker was. Her friends were. And some might say that our culture is. Jen once considered herself unmotivated by the lure of prosperity, but upon being called "rich" by an undeniably poor child, evidence to the contrary mounted, and a social experiment turned spiritual journey was born. 7 is the true story of how Jen took seven months, identified seven areas of excess, and made seven simple choices to fight back against the modern-day diseases of greed, materialism, and overindulgence.

Food. Clothes. Spending. Media. Possessions. Waste. Stress. Jen and her family would spend 30 days on each topic, boiling it down to the number seven. Only eat seven foods, wear seven articles of clothing, and spend money in seven places. Eliminate use of seven media types, give away seven things each day for one month, adopt seven green habits, and observe "seven sacred pauses".

So, what's the payoff from living a deeply reduced life? It's the discovery of a greatly increased God - a call toward Christlike simplicity and generosity that transcends a social experiment to become a radically better existence. 7 is funny, raw, and not a guilt trip in the making, so come along and consider what Jesus' version of rich, blessed, and generous might look like in your life.

©2012 Jen Hatmaker (P)2012 Oasis Audio Ltd

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    Theresa 06-15-13
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    "Wish the author had narrated the book herself."
    If you could sum up 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess in three words, what would they be?

    Jen Hatmaker is an incredible speaker. I wish the author had narrated the book herself. This narration has mispronunciations in a few places that are ridiculous. If the author is an amazing, successful speaker, why on earth not have the author narrate themselves?


    What did you like best about this story?

    Made me rethink many things about the way we live.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Mispronunciations. Her sarcasm is forced when the writer so clearly has an ease and comfort in her writing style. She's not Jen Hatmaker.


    What did you learn from 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess that you would use in your daily life?

    So many things it's impossible to write in this box.


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    ETPhonehome 01-15-16
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    "10 Star book!"

    I've heard Jen Hatmaker in person recently, and the narration captured her style to a "T". This book was incredibly thought-provoking as it untangled the tension around the idea of the excess we find ourselves swimming through daily. I will listen to this book again, if not many times.

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    "loved this book"

    I really liked this book. I also really liked the person reading it, and I'm picky about the readers voice.. hers was great.

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    Grant Dykstra 09-10-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Life changing!!"

    An amazing book! I listened to it twice already and will surely review it aria some time down the road. I am excited to get rid of the excess in my life and live a freer, happier, and more productive meaningful life for the Kingdom! Highly recommend it!

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    unkerns 05-05-16
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    "Perfect message, delivered perfectly!"

    The message of 7 would be difficult to swallow if it weren't for Jen's whit and fun loving spirit! It's like taking a spoon full of sugar to help the medicine go down. The medicine is so necessary and can be life changing if we let it be!

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    Janel 03-23-16
    Janel 03-23-16 Member Since 2010
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    Jen has forever altered my approach to life. And she did with so much humor and love.

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    "love the narrator!"

    loved it...especially the narrator! I laughed out loud so many times and also examined my own behaviors... helps to use a sense if humor.

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    tolondra 02-29-16
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    I thoroughly enjoyed this book! It will take you through all the emotions and leave you ready to simplify your life! I will most likely listen to this again!

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    avidreader 12-26-15
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    "Very Challenging"

    If you're comfortable in a faith that exist only within the walls of the church don't read this! The challenge to change how we live so we can be the change that allows others to live in the light of Christ is compelling and anything but comfortable!

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    Christina 11-13-15
    Christina 11-13-15
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    "Life Changing"

    This book has inspired an awaking within me, a spiritual awaking that has overcome me. As I listened to Jen's words this week, Jesus slowly pulled at my heart and opened my eyes. I'm so incredibly grateful for His timing and for Jen's obedience to Him, for documenting her experience, and for her encouragement.

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