Present Over Perfect

Present Over Perfect


  • Release: 2016-08-09
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 240 page
  • ISBN: 9780310343042
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OVER 500,000 COPIES SOLD! In these pages, New York Times bestselling author Shauna Niequist invites you 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. As she puts it: "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.

Present Over Perfect

Present Over Perfect


  • Release: 2017-01-01
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  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 500 page
  • ISBN: 1683242335
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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 Study Guide

Present Over Perfect Study Guide


  • Release: 2016-11-08
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 144 page
  • ISBN: 9780310816041
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In this five session video Bible study (DVD/digital video sold separately), New York Times bestselling author Shauna Niequist invites you on a journey that changed her life. She will walk a 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 of your worth. Shauna will help you begin 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. She 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. The study guide includes first thoughts, video notes, group discussion questions, practicing presence reflections, and solo work for you to complete between sessions. Sessions include: Pain Points The Roles We Play Yes, And No Unflashy, Unspectacular, Good Living the Love Designed for use with the Present Over Perfect Video Study 9780310816034 (sold separately).

Cold Tangerines

Cold Tangerines


  • Release: 2009-05-26
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 256 page
  • ISBN: 9780310316947
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Shauna Niequist calls us to see the beauty, hope, and dimension in our ordinary days through the life-giving practice of celebration. Cold Tangerines is beautiful narration of Shauna's journey as a young writer, wife, and mom making peace with herself and crafting a life that celebrates the extraordinary moments hidden in the everyday. Throughout each story echoes the heartbeat message that the normal, daily life ticking by on our streets and sidewalks, at our dinner tables and in our late-night talks--is the most precious thing any of us will ever experience. With her signature warmth and vulnerable storytelling, Shauna offers a feast of thoughtful reflections on the small moments that make up the human experience, the spiritual life, and things that seem ordinary but just might be sacred after all. She invites us into a new way of living with the awareness of God's movement gracing every part of our day. Both a voice of challenge and song of comfort, this gallery of celebration encourages us to turn our attention to the marvelous life happening right under our noses. Join Shauna in this heartfelt and hopeful call upward to a new way of being, where there's room to breathe, to rest, to break down, and break through to the best possible life.

Bittersweet

Bittersweet


  • Release: 2010
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 252 page
  • ISBN: 9780310328162
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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.

Uninvited Study Guide

Uninvited Study Guide


  • Release: 2016-08-09
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 160 page
  • ISBN: 9781400206018
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GOD WANTS US TO LIVE LOVED WHEN WE FEEL LEFT OUT, LONELY, AND LESS THAN. In this six-session video Bible study (DVD/digital video sold separately), Lysa TerKeurst digs deep into God’s Word to help you explore the roots of rejection, the way other relationships get tainted because of a past rejection, and the truth about what it looks like to live loved. With biblical depth, gut-honest vulnerability, and refreshing wit, Lysa will take you on a visual journey in the Holy Land to some of the places where people of the Bible such as Hannah, David, and even Jesus lived and walked. Lysa will help you and your group to enter a place of healing and new perspective, as well as a time for you to go to new places with Jesus and experience him like never before. Uninvited reminds us we are destined for a love that can never be diminished, tarnished, shaken, or taken—a love that does not reject or uninvite. This study guide is packed with deep Bible teaching and includes guided video notes, group discussion questions, and between-sessions personal studies. Sessions include: Living Loved Empty or Full? The Yoke of God Is Freedom Set Apart Remembering God’s Presence Lessons from the Olive Bonus Session: Review and Celebration (No video) Designed for use with the Uninvited Video Study 9781400205981 (sold separately).

Savor

Savor


  • Release: 2015-03-10
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 400 page
  • ISBN: 9780310352129
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Special Savor e-book only exclusive – includes 5 free bonus recipes! Sink deep into the everyday goodness of God and savor every moment! In this daily devotional, Shauna Niequist becomes a friend across the pages, sharing her heart with yours, keeping you company, and inviting you into the abundant life God offers. And there are recipes, too, because spiritual living happens not just when we read and pray, but also when we gather with family and friends over dinners and breakfasts and late-night snacks. These recipes are Shauna’s staples, and each one should be enjoyed around a table with people you love. So read and learn and pray and cook and share. Remember to savor each day, whatever it holds: work and play, coffee and kids, meals and prayers and the good stuff and the hard stuff. Life is all about relationships, and your daily relationship with God is worth savoring in every moment.

Bread and Wine

Bread and Wine


  • Release: 2013-04-09
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 288 page
  • ISBN: 9780310598879
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Author of the New York Times bestseller Present Over Perfect, Shauna Niequist provides the perfect read for those who love food and value the community and connection of family and friends around the table. Bread & Wine is a collection of essays about family relationships, friendships, and the meals that bring us together. This mix of Anne Lamott and Barefoot Contessa is a funny, honest, and vulnerable spiritual memoir. Bread & Wine is a celebration of food shared, reminding readers of the joy found in a life around the table. It’s about the ways God teaches and nourishes people as they nourish the people around them. It’s about hunger, both physical and otherwise, and the connections between the two. With wonderful recipes included, from Bacon-Wrapped Dates to Mango Chicken Curry to Blueberry Crisp, readers will be able to recreate the comforting and satisfying meals that come to life in Bread & Wine.

Jesus Over Everything

Jesus Over Everything


  • Release: 2020-03-24
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 208 page
  • ISBN: 9780785231998
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Life doesn’t have to be so complicated. In Jesus Over Everything, Bible teacher Lisa Whittle gives practical language for our universal difficulties, offering hope and direction for the future. We all want to live simpler lives and to put Jesus first – and we struggle with both. While we are busy strategizing new ways to streamline our calendars and clean out our closets of the clutter, what really needs attention is what will give us long-term clarity and peace — the priority order of Jesus over everything in our lives. In Jesus Over Everything, Lisa shares eight statements of choice to help us grow in our understanding of what it means to put Jesus first amid the craziness of our days. Discover the joy of choosing: · commitment over mood · real over pretty · steady over hype · holiness over freedom · service over spotlight · and more Jesus Over Everything is a practical, compelling picture of what we crave yet struggle to define as we seek to give God his rightful place in our everyday lives.

Unexpected

Unexpected


  • Release: 2018-05-08
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 240 page
  • ISBN: 9780310351269
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Is it possible to have peace in an uncertain world? To not only expect the unexpected but embrace it? Most of us want to have life under control. But God wants us to anticipate the unexpected with a faith deeply rooted in his goodness. He wants us to know that because he is in control, we don’t have to be. In Unexpected, beloved author Christine Caine helps us walk into the life God has for us—unknowns and all. Using dramatic examples from her own journey, Christine offers real-life strategies and biblical inspiration to help us move from fear and worry about ourselves to hope and trust in God. As we learn new ways to manage disappointment, strengthen our hearts, and build our faith, we can enjoy a new adventure with God that is more fulfilling than any day we spend trying to anticipate what will happen next. Stepping into our God-given destiny means stepping into the unknown, but we can embrace that calling because God knows it already. Nothing in our lives takes God by surprise. So even in the midst of personal upheaval, relational challenges, financial stresses, family transitions, career disappointments, and chaotic world affairs, we can expect God to be good and do good. What other expectation do we need to have? Listen to God’s dare to trust him in every unknown of your life today.