Thursday, August 21, 2014

Perfect Life Begone

Are you ready for #BraverLiving ? Read on...

Are you crumbling under the burden of perfection?

You know the expectations are unreasonable–even unreachable.
And when everyone else seems more together than you, where do you turn for help?

Meet Kathi, a disguised perfectionist always looking to put everyone else's needs above her own, and Cheri, a formerly confused and exhausted poster girl for playing it safe. They've struggled just like you–and found the cure. With unabashed empathy and humor, they invite you to take part in their rebellion against perfection. Step-by-step they'll teach you how to challenge and change unhealthy beliefs. As they free you from always seeking more or needing the approval of others, you'll discover a new, braver way of living. At last, you'll exchange outdated views of who you should be for a clearer vision of who you are in Christ.

The truth is you don't have to be perfect.

You just have to be brave enough to read this book.

The Review:

When I found out I had been accepted into the launch team for this book, I thought I was pretty blessed indeed. I know perfectionism is something I've struggled with for my whole life, and often I feel like I'm alone in my struggles. What I didn't expect was finding a tribe of women on this launch team who I consider "My People." They struggle in many of the same ways I do. They all thought they were the only ones who struggled with the P-Bullies: Perfectionism, Procrastination, People-Pleasing, and Performancism. Guess what? We aren't. Those bullies are everywhere, especially in Christian women's circles. They do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, geographical location, socioeconomic status, education level, or size. 

Guess what else? Now we're all rebels. 

I am so thankful to Kathi and Cheri for writing this book. It is wonderful. It's practical, honest, has a quiz for each chapter so the reader can self-assess, and suggestions for "tiny acts of rebellion" to fight against the P-Bullies. It is sprinkled with other women's stories as well as ones from Kathi and Cheri, and I gleaned so much from this book.

Do it. Be a rebel. Join the #BraverLiving rebellion against these bullies. You can read more on the book's Facebook community page too.

My copy of the book, with summer reading program bookmark and a bracelet I won in an auction to raise money for an online friend's husband's medical bills. He passed away before the auction occurred. This bracelet will remind me to pray for her, and it will remind me to make the braver choice in fighting these P-Bullies.

If you'd like to win a copy of this book, leave a comment on this post!

Other resources:

The Blog Tour for #BraverLiving

Website Link:

FREE download of Chapter 1: 

Facebook Page (aka “Braver Living Rebel Headquarters”):

PODCASTS:  Listen to Kathi and Cheri (the authors) chat about the 4 P "Bullies."
*Part 1
*Part 2
**Giveaway Details**
The giveaway is closed. Thank you!
To be eligible for this sweepstakes-type book giveaway, please leave a comment on this post before midnight Pacific time on Friday, August 29, 2014.
I will use to choose a winner, who will receive a signed copy
of this book as a prize directly from the authors and their publisher. 

 **Review Details** 
I received a copy of this book as part of the launch team from the publisher, Harvest House, solely for review and promotion purposes, with no other expectation than I post an honest review.

1 comment:

Elizabeth Jones said...

I cannot WAIT to read this book! I am trying to do one book at a time so I don't overwhelm myself, so right now I am reading Let It Go by Karen Ehman and I think this book will be an awesome follow-up. I have been blogging for the first time ever this year and so much of my blog is related to this theme of breaking free from perfection. I blog at and my goal is to help Christian women who work outside the home find joy in the midst of that ridiculous juggle but my blog is for ALL MAMA's because ALL MAMA's are WORKING MAMA's. Love the review!

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