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

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

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The lifestyle that is valued by our culture prioritises speed, image, and busyness. A sense of meaning and real connection often fall by the wayside. In this collection of essays, Shauna Niequist points the way to the rich, engaged, and loving life that provides genuine fulfilment.

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About "Present Over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic For a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living"

The lifestyle that is valued by our culture prioritises speed, image, and busyness. A sense of meaning and real connection often fall by the wayside. In this collection of essays, Shauna Niequist points the way to the rich, engaged, and loving life that provides genuine fulfilment.
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In a culture that values speed, efficiency, image, and busyness, some of us are aching for another way to live: more intentional, more connected. Simpler, slower, richer. Many of us have believed the myth that achievement and success bring us contentment, only to find it's actually things like connection and meaning, not success and achievement, that provide true peace and genuine happiness.

Present Over Perfect is bestselling author 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. Similar in format to Shauna's previous books, Present Over Perfect is a collection of essays that focuses on the journey from frantic and tired to connected and free. Many of us find ourselves busier than we want to be, missing the sweetest moments along the way. We end up resentful and distracted, full of regret and feeling disconnected. Present Over Perfect is a hand reaching out to a new way of living-full of grace, space, and connection.

As a wife, mother, friend, and writer, Shauna shares with vulnerability and transparency about the reality of living wholly present in our relationships with our families and the others we love and inspires readers to discover their own path to this more fulfilling way to do life.


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Meet the Author

Shauna Niequist

Shauna Niequist lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with her husband Aaron and her son Henry. She grew up at Willow Creek, then studied English and French literature at Westmont College, in Santa Barbara, California. She worked at Willow Creek for five years and at Mars Hill, in Grandville, Michigan, for three years, and is a part of the Mars Hill community. Shauna is a writer and speaker, and her first book, is Cold Tangerines, which is a collection of essays about the extraordinary moments in our everyday lives. Her very favourite things are throwing parties, taking full advantage of Michigan summers, and reading great books.

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Refreshing
5 stars By Jacqueline, Jan 07 2017
This is a refreshing book to read. It is written in an easy style and has short chapters, so if you are super busy like Shauna was, it is easy to fit reading it into short moments.
Shauna shares from her heart and very vulnerably about her life of busyness and stress and how she changed this. I loved her honesty. I loved that she gives hope yet shares how it is not an easy or instant journey to change. This is a very encouraging book to read.
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A beautiful book
4 stars By Laura, Dec 15 2016
This book explores the idea of simply slowing down, sitting in silence and embracing the calm.  It speaks a deep and well thought out message of peace for weary, overburdened souls.  The first few chapters need a little perseverance to really embrace the style and topic, but it is more than worth the effort!
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  • Catalogue Code 443656
  • Product Code 9780310346715
  • ISBN 0310346711
  • EAN 9780310346715
  • Pages 240
  • Department General Books
  • Category Christian Living
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Zondervan
  • Publication Date Dec 2016
  • Sales Rank #700
  • Dimensions 215 x 139 x 16 mm
  • Weight 0.217kg

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