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Jennifer Grant

Jennifer Grant

Jennifer Grant is a Chicago-area writer and speaker. She has written a column and many health and parenting features for the Chicago Tribune and, in addition to writing for her.meneutics, contributes to Fullfill and Sojourners' God's Politics blog. Jennifer's memoir Love You More: The Divine Surprise of Adopting My Daughter was published in 2011 by Thomas Nelson publishers. Her second book MOMumental: Adventures in the Messy Art of Raising a Family was published by Worthy Publishing in May 2012. In fall 2014, Loyola Press will release her third book, Wholehearted Living: Five Minute Reflections for Modern Moms and Hachette 's Jericho imprint will release her fourth, Disquiet Time: Rants and Reflections on the Good Book by the Skeptical, the Faithful, and a Few Scoundrels, which features a foreword by Eugene Peterson.

Jennifer lives with her husband and four children outside of Chicago. Find her on Twitter @jennifercgrant and online at jennifergrant.com.

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Fair Trade in an Unfair World

Conflicted over bananas, button-downs, and now, smart phones.

Why George Clooney's Engagement Is Worth Celebrating

I typically hate celebrity news. So why am I so happy for him?

Marriage in the Age of 'Conscious Uncoupling'

Five things Gwyneth Paltrow's announcement gets wrong about relationships.

Let's Not Bully Kids Into Belief

Sorry Glenn Beck, Christian children need room to grow.

The Awkward-but-Important HPV Vaccine Conversation

Why I changed my mind about vaccinating my kids—boys and girls.

Runaway Mom and the Madness of Midlife

After 40, life doesn't have to fall downhill.

Thrift Shop Theology

Poppin' tags with an unlikely spiritual teacher.

The HIV Generation Grows Up

Caring for infected youth in Romania.

Soul Lessons from the Literary Classics

Two of Her.meneutics' book nerds discuss 'Madame Bovary' and other books featured in Karen Swallow Prior's new memoir.

The Hour I First Beliebed

Confessions of a 45-year-old Justin Bieber fan.

Why We Love, and Hate, 'Honey Boo Boo'

The new reality show's popularity reveals our cultural weariness and hunger for something more.

A Parenting Manual for Men Freaked Out by Pregnancy

Christian Piatt's PregMANcy is an irreverent but helpful take for men welcoming little ones.

Why You Could Be in a 'Sh*tuff People Say' Meme

The YouTube trend can help us understand what we're really saying.

'Unbroken' by Jesus

Louie Zamperini's life included Olympic races, torture, and starving on shark-infested waters, but the real thrill was a 1949 Billy Graham crusade.

My Husband's Affair - with the Church

Eileen Button's 'The Waiting Place' describes a marriage complicated by a pastor's overcommitment to his congregation.

What You Don't Know about Obama's Mama

A review of Janny Scott's new biography, 'A Singular Woman: The Untold Story of Barack Obama's Mother'.

The Happy Death of Soap Operas

Social media and real-life drama have replaced soaps as the daytime audience's entertainment of choice.

Rethinking the Death Penalty

Why recent information has shifted discussion about capital punishment away from debating morality and toward exposing abuse in the criminal justice system.

The Charlie Sheen Has Worn Off

This Lent, given the disturbed actor's slow self-wrecking, I'd like to fast from celebrity news.

A New Mission for the Burnt-Out Mom

In 'The Missional Mom', Helen Lee says women should expand their ministry focus to beyond the home front.
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