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The Resource Present Over Perfect

Present Over Perfect

Label
Present Over Perfect
Title
Present Over Perfect
Statement of responsibility
Shauna Niequist
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
LIVE A LIFE OF MEANING AND CONNECTION Instead of pushing for perfection 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
Summary
Present Over Perfect is writer Shauna Niequist’s motto for how to live a rich, engaged, and loving life in the midst of what often feels terribly messy and imperfect. In vulnerable, honest stories and beautifully written short essays Shauna offers an invitation to a new way of living---full of grace, space, and connection
Tone
Writing style
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10523947
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
248.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
leaving behind frantic for a simpler, more soulful way of life
Label
Present Over Perfect
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:463302bd-15ff-4745-b379-bbffb09fd5a8
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780310343042
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Present Over Perfect
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:463302bd-15ff-4745-b379-bbffb09fd5a8
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780310343042
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      5111 Jessamine, Bellaire, TX, 77401, US
      29.701745 -95.469561
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