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  • Title: Present Over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living
  • Author: Shauna Niequist
  • ISBN: 9781531832063
  • Page: 258
  • Format: Audio CD
  • In a culture that values speed, efficiency, image, and busyness, some of us are aching for another way to live intentional, 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 andIn a culture that values speed, efficiency, image, and busyness, some of us are aching for another way to live intentional, 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 fulfilling way to do life.
    Present Over Perfect Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler More Soulful Way of Living In a culture that values speed efficiency image and busyness some of us are aching for another way to live intentional connected Simpler slower richer Many of us have believed the myth that ach

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    1. I was drawn to Shauna Niequist s newest book, Present Over Perfect because its title seemed to indicate our current season I quickly realized that Niequist s life and my life are vastly different While I m learning to live with a messy playroom, Niequist is finding balance by saying no to Big Opportunities and Flashy Job Offers She s learning to settle in at home with a cup of tea and her family Perhaps it s harder for someone with a lot of opportunities to say no and to find that balance I d im [...]

    2. 1.5 5 stars.I have never read anything by Shauna Niequist, but I see her books everywhere So when I saw Present Over Perfect available for review, I thought, why not Niequist is known to me for her food memoir, so I knew this book would be a bit of a departure, but I was excited to give it a try However, I would not recommend reading this book As so many books I have read lately, I felt this one had positive and negative elements, but the negative elements definitely outweighed the positive for [...]

    3. Another positive audiobook focused on simplifying life Some helpful tips here and lots of acceptance.2017 Summer Vacation Book 1 Audio 1

    4. Where to begin with this reviewI think first the positive First and foremost, this book should be called a memoir It should not be read for spiritual instruction, but since Niequist has assumed the role of an author, speaker, and teacher, no doubt readers are coming to her for instruction If I were rating this book simply on writing style and relatability to the author s struggle for simplicity, for being present over perfect, I would give it a 4 But as a believer in Jesus Christ, I struggle to [...]

    5. I am a fan of Shauna Niequist s honest and approachable style Her devotional Savor Living Abundantly Where You Are, As You Are is one I ve relied on for the past couple of years.Having read probably 10 books about slowing down and simplifying, I m never quite sure if I ll glean anything new from a book or if it will just be of the same I m not sure if Niequist s writing just resonates so well with me, if I was desperate to hear the message, or if this book is really that good, but this book str [...]

    6. I stopped on page 70 I just can t believe this is a book and I m embarrassed and kind of angry that I bought it There are some truths in this book Basically that she s addicted to working and is really rich and blah blah blah She could have summed this book up in about a paragraph on her Facebook account I waited for her to say how she became present over perfect but she just kept talking about vacations and describing places like Hawaii of complete serenity where her in laws were keeping her ki [...]

    7. I WANTED to like this book, really I did, and to be honest there were a few chapters I really appreciated However, I just don t think I can relate very well to the context of the struggle It s really hard for me to connect to someone that has the luxury of going away from life every summer to a lake house or Lake Geneva and leaving things behind I kept wondering why things were so tough for a person that has two healthy kids, a loving wonderful husband, and annual get away destination I found my [...]

    8. Some good nuggets in here and a good theme, overall But super repetitive super and felt a bit thrown together Like, her editor called her to badger her about a new book and she said, no I m done hustling I m taking a break and getting back to my core And her editor said, great Write about that I need it in a week It has that messy, mid journey memoir, right in the thick of it feel to it It very easily could have been probably should have been a magazine article.

    9. I think there were nuggets of good thoughts here and there in this book, but overall, I was overwhelmed by the serious lack of recognition of privilege throughout I had to wonder if someone making a low to middle range income had read a manuscript at any point through the editing process It might have helped I think the fact that I heard a ton of hype about this book may have set me up for disappointment, but still That said, if you happen to be someone who is free to choose your own work hours, [...]

    10. I m always curious of Shauna s new books, although I have realized long ago that I m not always the targeted audience of everything she writers I don t resonate with everything she writes about in this book, but there have been some aspects that rang true and caught my attention.Shauna Niequist tells stories from her personal discovery of what it means to have way too much on your plate, saying yes to one thing, but forgetting what is important and what should be a priority The author makes sev [...]

    11. Hmmmm Not what I thought This type of book is truly my favorite type of non fiction I love books on balance, busyness and best yes My night stand is full of them Love the title and the concept of slowing down and giving your best to those in your home first But, I felt like I was drowning in so much new age thinking that this one just wasn t for me.

    12. This book spoke to me so deeply The whole book is wonderful, but three things in particular pervaded my recent thinking.It s ok for life to be less impressive on the outside This might mean fewer vacations, fewer blog posts, and fewer parties, because being home and being with our loved ones leaves a space that is beautiful and peaceful and full of life and connection, what I was looking for all along A Romanian saying I learned from my step father in law is They will not build a statue of you i [...]

    13. I ve said it before and I ll say it again I m convinced Shauna Niequist is me, just 12 years older and with an excessive love of cheese I ll never be able to share Basically everything she writes hits me squarely in the heart and tells me exactly what I need to hear right when I need it most This one was no exception Full review to come.

    14. A 4.5 for me A really strong good message about not hustling Almost feels like she can see into my brain.

    15. Shauna repeats herself WAY too much, felt like I was reading a blog post about the same thing over and over again Is this book a memoir or self help very selfishly written if she truely meant to inspire the premise is good, but how no meat whatsoever, especially if you re looking for truth based on the Bible I have never given such a low review, I almost feel bad, but she says in her book that she isn t looking for accolades from others any, so oh well

    16. I did not learn anything from this book The best thing about it was the title The rest was her complaining about how busy she is and how she isn t going to write books any while she is writing a book I wish it had practical advice, or even just wisdom about what matters in life versus what doesn t Instead it felt like a lot of self loathing followed by peace followed by self loathing.

    17. If you want to start your next year out right, this book is for you Niequist really explores our lack of presence in our lives as this becomes overshadowed by busy schedules and pleasing the wrong people in our lives Basically, this book is giving you the side eye, overcommitted extrovert You know it is Shauna shares her own struggles of overcommitting, guilt about what she isn t doing, and how we look for validation through social media instead of the people sharing our home.Yup, it hit me righ [...]

    18. I m going to agree with many of the reviews that this was of a memoir then any kind of self help book It was like reading her diary It seemed repetitive and very biblical off for me at various points It was an easy read but I was disappointed I was expecting encouragement on my own path to a life of simplicity I don t recommend this book unless you enjoy reading someone s diary of thoughts and struggles I do recommend The Best Yes by Lysa Terkurest, Simply Tuesday by Emily P Freeman or Unclutt [...]

    19. Sometimes you read a book and it feels good to finish something Then there are books that move me Bring tears to my eyes Convict me of needing to find and rediscover pieces of myself and my soul and connection to God To make the time for quiet and stillness and prayer For creating and recreating furniture and art and song That is this book I haven t picked up and finished one so quickly amidst my busy with life frantic mindset in a long time It will be one that stays on the shelf, to be highly r [...]

    20. I really enjoyed the book Bread and Wine , but I struggled to finish this one Too repetitive and the new age religious tone of this book, well lets just say I m not a fan.

    21. This may be for some But definitely not for me Poorly written I felt so much was left out The word whining comes to mind and narcissism definitely not for me.

    22. That thing when you read a book that is exactly what you need at this precise moment in your life Yeah, I love when that happens.

    23. If you re not a person of faith like me you can easily skim over that stuff and or fill it in with whatever your spiritual preference is.That said I don t think she goes there deep enoough Niequist realized she was filling her life with tasks and to do lists and that she needed to make things simple To say no And yet, there s no real reflection upon why I want to be present would be worth really diving into, and yet, it s all superficial There s nothing new in here for readers who are familia [...]

    24. A thoughtful and reflective, Present Over Perfect Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living Chicago author wife and mother Shauna Niequist shares her personal transformation, going from being overworked and overwhelmed to peace connection rest.The crisis point arrived in her life with her anxiety levels were through the roof from caring for her small children, unfinished writing projects, travel, speaking engagements, houseguests, and she felt guilty for forcing her distra [...]

    25. I love Shauna s honesty Always have, probably always will And her cry for saying no to perfectionism and yes to connection are words I can always hear I bookmarked a few words that got my heart, and her essay on Good Fruit is one that I will come back to again I ll buy her next book and read her blogs 4 stars But the book really lost steam about halfway through 2 stars And the filler uncomfortably sat in the way of an otherwise enjoyable collection, often slipping into stories that may have bee [...]

    26. The season of life I am currently in is crazy chaos, so the theme of this book sparked my interest Everyday I am looking for ways to simplify, stay present, and not worry so much about having everything perfect, so I wanted to love this book I really did And although I love the theme of everything Shauna wrote about, I did not feel very connected to her words Maybe it is becuase our worlds and personalities seem very different She writes of beach houses, trips to places such as Hawaii, and a jo [...]

    27. I could not bring myself to finish this book The beginning resonated with me in a big way, but halfway through and I felt she started repeating herself And, sorry, but not everyone is afforded the privilege to be able to steal away and write in your serene beach house alone and just has trouble slowing down enough to do so That irritated me to no end Sorry, Shauna s a pass for me.

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