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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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sierra Smith, BBCI Wilsonville, Oregon 07-05-17
    Sierra Smith, BBCI Wilsonville, Oregon 07-05-17

    USMC wife, Christian, mindful mama x2, childbirth educator, wellness with Plexus, 31 bag lady, living and loving life in the beautiful PNW!

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    "Hilarious & thought provoking"
    Would you consider the audio edition of 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess to be better than the print version?

    I'm a busy, working mom of two so if I can listen while driving around or cleaning the house, I'm always in favor of the audiobook.


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess?

    There were many tidbits that I took away from this book. Listening to how Jen applied these to her own busy life was helpful.


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    Douglas DeGroot 05-02-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Everything I didn't know I needed"

    Wow! This book filled me with questions, forced me to reflect, and pushed me in ways I didn't expect. Jen perfectly balances her narrative with humorous vignettes, shocking statistics, and non-judgemental questions. I chose this book on a whim, but I am certain God wanted me to hear it. Like many, I am exhausted with excess and this book helped put it all into context. I know what my next steps will be. This book has forever changed my way of thinking.

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    R. Connaughton VA 04-22-17
    R. Connaughton VA 04-22-17

    One blessed woman!

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    "This isn't the type of book that I would usually really read"

    This isn't the type of book that I would usually really read and so parts of it were hard to get into. But I love her testimony and hearing her humanness. The chapters on church and prayer were my favorite and made the whole book worth it. I was even inspired to start purging and yes, it makes a difference.

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    Stephanie 03-17-17
    Stephanie 03-17-17
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    "Amazing! - Even though Jen wasn't the narrator"

    Love it! Jen has blown me away once again, inspired, refreshed, and trying to figure out if my husband might attempt this with me.

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    Denise Gruzensky Paradise, CA 02-09-17
    Denise Gruzensky Paradise, CA 02-09-17 Member Since 2015
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    "inspirational"

    so inspiring, I looked for a local community garden program. I always love Jen Hatmaker!

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    Samantha Yahn 10-13-16
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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
    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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