Present Over Perfect - Shauna Niequist

Present Over Perfect

By Shauna Niequist

  • Release Date: 2016-08-09
  • Genre: Christianity
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In these pages, New York Times bestselling author Shauna Niequist invites you 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.

As she puts it: "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.

Reviews

  • Present over perfect

    5
    By Peggy Gavin
    Truly loved this book. Life changing.
  • Where are the reviews?

    2
    By sinkingshipfullofpositivity
    So...where are they?
  • Life Changing

    5
    By BM123456
    I felt so much of this book mirrored my own life and it is truly a wake up call. Forever grateful for Shauna to put into words what God wanted me to hear. I have recommend this book to all of my friends and family.
  • Present over perfect

    5
    By Awoodhope
    Great life changing book