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  • Present over Perfect

  • Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living
  • By: Shauna Niequist
  • Narrated by: Shauna Niequist
  • Length: 4 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,335
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,541
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,526

In this book, New York Times best-selling 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. 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.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
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  • By Fromatoz on 02-13-17

I loved this book!

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Reviewed: 08-12-17

Thank you for such a meaningful book. Without knowing what to call it, I have been trying to be present over perfect for the last year. Even though my physical presence has been better with my family, my mental presence is still lacking. My brain stays in a state of chaos trying to figure out what is next for me and the calling on my life. Reading this brought me to a place to where I am confident that I don't have to keep searching for what is next and that it is ok wait and it's ok that my calling is my family for as long as God decides. I will know when the time is right. It will feel right because it won't make me feel anxious.

  • 8 Great Smarts

  • Discover and Nurture Your Child's Intelligences
  • By: Kathy Koch
  • Narrated by: Patty Fogarty
  • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 36
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

Your child is smart, but does your child believe it? "Smart" is a power word. Children who believe they're smart excel more in school and approach life with greater confidence. But children who don't can struggle to apply themselves. Do you wish your child could see how smart he or she is? Find hope in 8 Great Smarts. You'll be empowered and equipped with new language and creative ideas.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
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  • By Mschoor on 05-01-19

Enlightening book

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Reviewed: 08-12-17

This was a great book I learned so much about myself as an adult and mom and was able to determine how my kids are smart. I appreciate the practical applications. I'm not confident that the practical applications will help my child that is not word smart or logic smart in school. I think school is going to be challenge for a little longer. However, I do believe a child that is not word smart or logic smart can go to college and be extremely successful. I appreciate the stories in that and it really made my perspective on it stronger which will only enable me to continually encourage and build up my nature/picture/people smart child.