Saturday 23 June 2018

Present over perfect

Present Over Perfect
Author: Shauna Niequist
ISBN: 9780310346715

Leaving behind frantic for a simpler, more soulful way of living

Hi Everyone

I was drawn to this book the minute I set my eyes on it.  I have no idea why, I wasn't in the head space to be picking up a book like this one, but I kept going back to it.  So, when a book does that why not buy it?  Its shouting out your name... right!?

I have no regret picking having purchased this.  No regrets at all, after all we can never have too many books :)

From the first page to the last I felt like I was having coffe with Shauna.  She spoke as a friend.  She write with realty.  At times I thought it was even me talking holding a conversation with Shauna rather than reading hers.  This book is one of the best books I have read on the topic of life, its fast pace, and the urning for some silence in our day.  I will read this again.  I am sure it will reamain on my bookcase for many years, and will leave its place in my home because it has become worn out.  That is how much I related to this lady's voice and writing.  I haven't met Shauna Niequist but I feel like she would connect to many women out there.  She loves to cook and she can do so at my place anytime she's passing.

For woman stuck in the perfect, fast paced world we call today, I think you will enjoy a coffee with this book.  Pick a copy up if you are ever blessed enough to come across one.


A few years ago, I found myself exhausted and isolated, my soul and body sick. I was tired of being tired, burned out on busy. And, it seemed almost everyone I talked with was in the same boat: longing for connection, meaning, depth, but settling for busy. I am a wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, neighbor, writer, and I know all too well that settling feeling. But over the course of the last few years, I've learned a way to live, marked by grace, love, rest, and play. And it's changing everything. Present Over Perfect is an invitation to this journey that changed my life. I'll walk this path with you, a path away from frantic pushing and proving, and toward your essential self, the one you were created to be before you began proving and earning for your worth. Written in Shauna's warm and vulnerable style, this collection of essays focuses on the most important transformation in her life, and maybe yours too: leaving behind busyness and frantic living and rediscovering the person you were made to be. Present Over Perfect is a hand reaching out, pulling you free from the constant pressure to perform faster, push harder, and produce more, all while maintaining an exhausting image of perfection. Shauna offers an honest account of what led her to begin this journey, and a compelling vision for an entirely new way to live: soaked in grace, rest, silence, simplicity, prayer, and connection with the people that matter most to us. In these pages, you'll be invited to consider the landscape of your own life, and what it might look like to leave behind the pressure to be perfect and begin the life-changing practice of simply being present, in the middle of the mess and the ordinariness of life.

This was available from: Book DepositoryAmazon and Fishpond

Happy reading

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