Book Club

Welcome to Higher Hope Church’s Book Club!

Tammie and Jennifer will be running the club, so if you have any suggestions for a book or any feedback, please email them at

February Book Selection:

We will be reading and discussing the book 7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess by Jen Hatmaker. I have 4 copies of the book left to sell. Copies are $8.50/each. We are potentially looking to meet on February 17 or February 24. Please e-mail Jen at if you would like to reserve a copy of the book.

About the Book:
American life can be excessive, to say the least. That’s what Jen Hatmaker had to admit after taking in hurricane victims who commented on the extravagance of her family’s upper middle class home. She 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 was born.

7 is the true story of how Jen (along with her husband and her children to varying degrees) 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. They would spend thirty 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 Christ-like simplicity and generosity that transcends social experiment to become a radically better existence.

Previous Selections:

Reluctant Prophet by Nancy Rue (January 2012)
One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp (November 2011)
Rescued by John Bevere (October 2011)
Life in Spite of Me by Kristen Jane Anderson (September 2011)
Flabbergasted by Ray Blackston (Summer 2011)
Angel Sister by Ann Gabhart (June 2011)
The Noticer by Andy Andrews (May 2011)