This study guide takes you deeper into Simple and Free: 7 Experiments Against Excess by New York Times bestselling author Jen Hatmaker, with tools and practices to combat the areas of overindulgence and excess in our lives, leaving us less stressed and more fulfilled in our daily lives.
In Simple and Free, first published as 7, Jen Hatmaker gave readers the story of how her reckoning with excess and materialism turned into a social experiment, which soon propelled into a spiritual movement. Now, in Simple
and Free: Study Guide, Hatmaker invites readers to delve deeper into solutions and practices for their own seven areas of excess--from stress to spending to social media. This nine-week study guide walks readers through these excesses and equips readers with practical tools with which to create solutions, making this a way of life, not just an experiment.
This resource takes the best from Simple and Free and packs these points with Scripture, followed with prompting questions, broken down into focused, thematically organized weeks for readers to explore patterns and solutions around sustainability and gratitude in greater depth.
What's the payoff from living a deeply reduced life? It's the discovery of a greatly increased connection with God--a call toward Christ-like simplicity and generosity that transcends social experiment to become a radically better life.
BESTSELLING AUTHOR: For the Love (210k+ sold) and Of Mess and Moxie (86 k + sold). Hatmaker has also authored a number of other personal, motivational books with faith and inspiration peppered throughout, and CHRISTMAS AND LIFESTYLE BOOKS with Abingdon: 7 Days of Christmas (HC October 2019) and 7 Days of
Simplicity (Fall 2020).
MAJOR PODCAST: Hatmaker hosts the podcast For the Love (11M+ downloads) and engages social audiences on topics of friendship, food, family, social justice, and faith.
MASSIVE PLATFORM GROWTH: In the past five years, Hatmaker's platform has grown explosively: her Facebook following grew from 120k+ likes to 780k; her Twitter from 40k to 174.2kl and her Instagram from 16k+ to 494k today.
110K COPIES SOLD OF SIMPLE AND FREE since it was first published as 7 by Lifeway in 2012. Now, Simple and Free: Study Guide will be published simultaneously with the revised, debut hardcover edition of Simple and Free and Simple and Free: Guided Journal.
ROBUST SPEAKING CIRCUIT: In 2019 and 2020, Hatmaker hosted events with authors Brene Brown, Shauna Niequist, Austin Channing Brown, Richard Rohr, and Kelly Corrigan in major venues across the country.