Present Over Perfect PDF

Present Over Perfect

Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living


Author: Shauna Niequist
Publisher: Zondervan, Release date: Aug 09, 2016


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Present Over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living

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.


Present Over Perfect Study Guide: Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living
Present Over Perfect Video Study: Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living
Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely
Savor: Living Abundantly Where You Are, As You Are
Cold Tangerines: Celebrating the Extraordinary Nature of Everyday Life
Bittersweet: Thoughts on Change, Grace, and Learning the Hard Way
Bread and Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table with Recipes
Wild and Free: A Hope-Filled Anthem for the Woman Who Feels She is Both Too Much and Never Enough
The Best Yes: Making Wise Decisions in the Midst of Endless Demands
Grace, Not Perfection: Embracing Simplicity, Celebrating Joy