Present over Perfect

  • by Shauna Niequist
  • Narrated by Shauna Niequist
  • 4 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 best-selling 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 the reality of living wholly present in our relationships with our families and the others we love and inspires listeners to discover their own paths to this more fulfilling way to do life.

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Just lost my girlfriend for pursuing "perfection"

Really eye opening. Being apart of the generation that worship self driven entrepreneurs it makes you rethink your motives. Is it really worth losing relationships to achieve goals? Thankful for Shauna.
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- Austin

starting over right now

seriously LOVED hearing the author read her own words. i felt like she was snuggled up next to me with a cup of hot coffee, compelling me to listen closely. i finished last night and am restarting this morning. it's that good.
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- Jenna B

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-09-2016
  • Publisher: Zondervan