Biscuit & Gravy: Present Over Perfect

I’m embarrassed and feel a bit sexist. (And it isn’t because I didn’t hashtag anything International Women’s Day on Wednesday.)

I’m a reader.

Typically, I have three books going— nonfiction, fiction, and one book on Audible. Four, if you count the Bible, and since this is a Christian blog, we better count the Bible.

Recently, I took a peek at my library only to realize I don’t have any books by female authors. Well, that isn’t entirely true, I have two!

I was a little shocked. It left me wondering how many books have I overlooked because a man didn’t write it?

A change was in order.

After reading one book, I’ve noticed that women communicate in a vastly different way. (This shouldn’t be surprising since I only hear about half of what my wife says.)

I read Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist.

My soul needed to hear her words.

If you feel like your life is moving at a frantic pace and that you are missing out on something, then your soul probably needs to also.

For the last five years, I have felt been bombarded with the word hustle. Say “yes” and get it done if you want your dreams to come true.  Or how about this? If you are given an opportunity, it has to be from God.

Niequist disagrees.

Not only that but she’s brave enough to say it.

Niequist walks you through her experience of how she changed her life. Going from a frantic to a simpler life isn’t easy. Think of a Corvette driver slamming the breaks on while going 150 mph. There’s a lot of friction!

If you’re on the edge of burning out, whether it’s with your faith, family, friends, or work, you should pick up a copy of this book. You won’t be disappointed.

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