Present Over Perfect

Author: Shauna Niequist
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310343046
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Present Over Perfect. 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

Author: Shauna Niequist
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ISBN: 9780310816027
Size: 51.56 MB
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Present Over Perfect Study Guide. Join bestselling author Shauna Niequist in this five-session, video-based Bible study that offers an invitation to a new way of living---full of grace, space, and connection.

Present Over Perfect Study Guide With Dvd

Author: Shauna Niequist
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ISBN: 9780310816058
Size: 52.70 MB
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Present Over Perfect Study Guide With Dvd. Join bestselling author Shauna Niequist in this five-session, video-based Bible study that offers an invitation to a new way of living---full of grace, space, and connection.

Bread Wine

Author: Shauna Niequist
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780310328179
Size: 31.77 MB
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Bread Wine. A testament to the spiritual nature of dining and its capacity to strengthen relationships presents the author's reflections on the role mealtimes have played in her growth and in her struggles with getting pregnant and juggling her family and career.

Savor

Author: Shauna Niequist
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ISBN: 9780310344971
Size: 75.64 MB
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Savor. Part devotional, part cookbook, all Shauna!Focusing on food, faith, and Shauna's genuine, heartfelt voice, this devotional for women will be as comforting as a pan of homemade mac 'n' cheese on a cold winter's night.Combining content from Bread and Wine, Cold Tangerines, and Bittersweet with takeaways, this devotional from Shauna Niequist speaks spiritual truths to women in easily digestible bites that are perfect any time of day.A foodie, gourmet cook, and master entertainer, Shauna writes about the beautiful and broken moments of everyday life-friendship, family, faith, food, marriage, love, babies, books, celebration, heartache, and all the other things that shape us, delight us, and reveal to us the heart of God.This is Shauna's first devotional.

Bittersweet

Author: Shauna Niequist
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0310328160
Size: 66.77 MB
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Bittersweet. A personal memoir explores the intertwined natures of happiness and sadness, discussing how bitter experiences balance out the sweetness in life and how change can be an opportunity for growth and a function of God's graciousness.

Cold Tangerines

Author: Shauna Niequist
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310273609
Size: 39.49 MB
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Cold Tangerines. Cold Tangerines is a collection of stories that celebrate the extraordinary moments hidden in our everyday lives. It is about God, and about life, and about the thousands of daily ways in which an awareness of God changes and infuses everything. It is about spiritual life, and about all the things that we have called nonspiritual life that might be spiritual after all. It is the snapshots of a young woman making peace with herself and her life, and trying to craft a life that captures the energy and exuberance we long for in the midst of the fear and regret and envy we all carry with us. It is both a voice of challenge and song of comfort, calling us upward to the best possible life, and giving us room To breathe, to rest, to break down and break through. Cold Tangerines offers bright and varied glimpses of hope and redemption, in and among the heartbreak And boredom and broken glass.

Author: Nina George
Publisher: Nash Format
ISBN: 6177279287
Size: 17.66 MB
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. Жан Одинак – власник книжкової баржі «Літературна аптека» – точно знає, як вилікувати почуття, що не вважаються захворюваннями й не діагностуються лікарями. Адже він – читач душ, тож кожному покупцеві добирає книги, які якнайкраще впораються із завданням вилікувати людський смуток, тугу чи зневіру. Єдиний, кого Жан не може зцілити, − це він сам. Душевні терзання від спогадів про Манон, котра покинула месьє Одинака двадцять один рік тому, розбили йому серце і досі тривожать душевні рани. Усе, що вона залишила, − лист, який Жан ніяк не наважується прочитати. Усе змінюється одного літнього дня після зустрічі з Катрін, глибоку печаль якоїмесьє Одинак сподівається вилікувати. Саме цей момент став переломним у житті Жана. Він вирушає в подорож до місця найболючіших спогадів – серця Провансу, аби пережити час страждань і віднайти себе.

Coming Clean

Author: Seth Haines
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310343658
Size: 24.27 MB
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Coming Clean. “I suppose we’re all drunk on something.” Seth Haines was in the hospital with his wife, planning funeral songs for their not-yet two-year-old, when he made a very conscious decision: this was the last day he ever wanted to feel. So he asked his sister to smuggle in some gin, and his addiction began. But whether or not you’ve ever had a drop to drink in your life, we’re all looking for ways to stop the pain. Like Seth, we’re all seeking balms for the anxiety of what we believe is an absent God—whether it’s through people-pleasing, shopping, the internet, food, career highs, or even good works and elite theology. We attempt to anesthetize our anxiety through addiction—any old addiction. But it often leaves us feeling even more empty than before. In Coming Clean, Seth Haines writes rawly through the first 90 days of a work of sobriety, illuminating how to face the pain we’d rather run from, and even more importantly, how Jesus meets us there. Because it is only when we face our anxieties with the tenacity and tenderness of Christ’s passion that we truly discover that we are indeed clean, surrendered, and whole.

Colors Of Goodbye

Author: September Vaudrey
Publisher: NavPress
ISBN: 149641246X
Size: 17.67 MB
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Colors Of Goodbye. What happens after the worst happens? Before May 31, 2008, September Vaudrey’s life was beautiful. But on that day, with one phone call from the ER, her whole world—everything she knew and believed—was shaken to the core. Katie, her 19-year-old artist daughter, had been in a car accident and would not survive. How does a family live in the wake of devastating tragedy? When darkness colors every moment, is it possible to find light? Can God still be good, even after goodbye? With the depth of C. S. Lewis’s A Grief Observed and the poignancy of Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking, Colors of Goodbye offers a moving glimpse into a mother’s heart. Combining literary narrative and raw reflection, September Vaudrey walks through one of life’s worst losses—the death of a child—and slowly becomes open to watching for the unexpected ways God carries her through it. It’s a story of love and tragedy in tandem; a deeply personal memoir from a life forever changed by one empty place. And at its core, Colors of Goodbye calls to the deepest part of our spirits to know that death is not the end . . . and that life can be beautiful still.