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

Present over Perfect

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

By Shauna Niequist

“What kills a soul? Exhaustion, secret keeping, image management.

And what brings a soul back from the dead? Honesty, connection, grace.”


This is just but one of the many wonderful phrases in this book. The author talks about the things that drag people down and back, leading to a busy, frenzied life with lots of motion and activity on the outside, but a grueling emptiness on the inside.

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Lessons Learned as a Bridesmaid


Lessons Learned as a Bridesmaid: What Every Single Woman Should Know Before Becoming a Bridesmaid

By Larissa Dayana Jean

Have you ever been a bridesmaid? Or admired them from afar? Or been a bridesmaid one too many times? Then this book would be for you! You will get many personal details from Larissa’s life as she shares her experiences and perspectives.

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Heart Made Whole

heart made whole

Heart Made WholeTurning Your Unhealed Pain into Your Greatest Strength

By Christa Black Gifford

The author begins the book with the experience of expecting a child and going through all those life-changing motions…only to be rather negatively surprised by what follows.

This was a difficult book for me to read, as it resonated only too well with my life. The author truly has a gift in writing, and the ability to draw readers in.

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The Longing in Me: How Everything You Crave Leads to the Heart of God

The Longing in Me

In this book, Sheila shares candidly about her life, her choices, her heartbreaks and the breakthroughs that God has brought her way. She draws lessons from these experiences, some of which are very painful indeed.

She addresses the longings in every woman’s heart, the longing to be chosen, the longing to be protected, the longing for what used to be, the longing for control, the longing for your rights, the longing for that one thing you think you need to be happy, the longing to make everything right, the longing for what would glorify god, the longing to share the grace and mercy we’ve received from God and the longing for God alone.

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A Different Season

I don’t know about new, because seasons tend to repeat themselves – summer, autumn, winter, spring. So I call this one a different season, a very cold winter perhaps. Because it’s different from any other season I have ever experienced in my life.


I haven’t written here for a while. Besides my website being hacked late last year, there was another reason that had me go silent.

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The Sticky Faith Guide for Your Family – A Review

The Sticky Faith Guide for Your Family – Dr. Kara E. Powell

In this book, Dr. Powell shares over 100 practical and tested ideas to build lasting faith in kids. She begins by showing the importance of faith in kids, and how it can be built right from the foundation of the family. She shows how this can be done from when they are very little, and how it can continue to be done as they grow up into adulthood. The impact of parents’ actions is portrayed as one that has great meaning and consequence. I enjoyed the stories that she shares from many families.

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King Rules by Alveda King

When I thought of downloading and reviewing this book, I thought I was going to be getting a lot of business insights and tips on how to make wealth and prosper. I thought that by the end of the book, I would have gotten to practice a lot of tips and made some money. My thoughts have remained as only thoughts.

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