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A Million Miles in a Thousand Years

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years
How I Learned to Live a Better Story

by Donald Miller

  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release : 2011-03-08
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9781400202980
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Full of beautiful, heart-wrenching, and hilarious stories, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years details one man's opportunity to edit his life into a better story. Years after writing a best-selling memoir, Donald Miller went into a funk and spent months sleeping in and avoiding his publisher. One story had ended, and Don was unsure how to start another. But he gets rescued by two movie producers who want to make a movie based on his memoir. When they start fictionalizing Don's life for film-changing a meandering memoir into a structured narrative-the real-life Don starts a journey to edit his actual life into a better story. A Million Miles in a Thousand Years details that journey and challenges readers to reconsider what they strive for in life. It shows how to get a second chance at life the first time around.

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years
What I Learned While Editing My Life

by Donald Miller

  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release : 2009-09-28
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1418585874
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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After writing a successful memoir, Donald Miller's life stalled. During what should have been the height of his success, he found himself unwilling to get out of bed, avoiding responsibility, even questioning the meaning of life. But when two movie producers proposed turning his memoir into a movie, he found himself launched into a new story filled with risk, possibility, beauty, and meaning. A Million Miles in a Thousand Years chronicles Miller's rare opportunity to edit his life into a great story, to reinvent himself so nobody shrugs their shoulders when the credits roll. Through heart-wrenching honesty and hilarious self-inspection, Donald Miller takes readers through the life that emerges when it turns from boring reality into meaningful narrative. Miller goes from sleeping all day to riding his bike across America, from living in romantic daydreams to fearful encounters with love, from wasting his money to founding a nonprofit with a passionate cause. Guided by a host of outlandish but very real characters, Miller shows us how to get a second chance at life the first time around. A Million Miles in a Thousand Years is a rare celebration of the beauty of life.

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years
What I Learned While Editing My Life

by Donald Miller

  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release : 2009-09-28
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1418585874
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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After writing a successful memoir, Donald Miller's life stalled. During what should have been the height of his success, he found himself unwilling to get out of bed, avoiding responsibility, even questioning the meaning of life. But when two movie producers proposed turning his memoir into a movie, he found himself launched into a new story filled with risk, possibility, beauty, and meaning. A Million Miles in a Thousand Years chronicles Miller's rare opportunity to edit his life into a great story, to reinvent himself so nobody shrugs their shoulders when the credits roll. Through heart-wrenching honesty and hilarious self-inspection, Donald Miller takes readers through the life that emerges when it turns from boring reality into meaningful narrative. Miller goes from sleeping all day to riding his bike across America, from living in romantic daydreams to fearful encounters with love, from wasting his money to founding a nonprofit with a passionate cause. Guided by a host of outlandish but very real characters, Miller shows us how to get a second chance at life the first time around. A Million Miles in a Thousand Years is a rare celebration of the beauty of life.

Young and Beardless

Young and Beardless
The Search for God, Purpose, and a Meaningful Life

by John Luke Robertson

  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release : 2016-05-17
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0718089707
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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John Luke Robertson may be young and beardless, but he has a lot to say about growing up and discovering your purpose. John Luke Robertson, the oldest son of Willie and Korie Robertson and brother of Dancing with the Stars sensation Sadie Robertson, shares his story of what it’s like to grow up as a Robertson and all the fun and craziness that entails, as well as what he has learned as he has stepped out into his own unique experiences. He also shares what it’s like to navigate the walk from boyhood to becoming a man. Topics in this book include friendship, kindness, dreaming big, embracing your God-given uniqueness, taking chances, and choosing mentors. John Luke speaks frequently on dreams (how to build a dream for your life), schemes (how to plan for your dream to come true), and building teams (choosing the people around you who will become a team that helps make your dream come true through their support, honesty, and care). He will incorporate these important guidelines into the book, ultimately helping young people learn how to find and pursue a clear-cut purpose in their lives. Teens and young adults will enjoy reading his story, and they will benefit by reading Robertson’s wisdom and perspective on how to grow up and live out your purpose. And, with the Robertsons, this book is sure to be fun!

Deep Mentoring

Deep Mentoring
Guiding Others on Their Leadership Journey

by Randy D. Reese,Robert Loane

  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release : 2012-08-02
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0830863435
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Randy Reese and Robert Loane argue that the best leaders are a product of deep mentorship. Thus tomorrow's good leader needs a good mentor today. This book taps into the twin resources of leadership and spiritual formation to help you become the lifelong guide and friend our future leaders need.

Awake

Awake
Doing a World of Good One Person at a Time

by Noel Brewer Yeatts

  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Release : 2012-06-01
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 1441238468
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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If we're being honest, most of us live comfortable, safe, and relatively easy lives. We enjoy a quality and ease of living that most of the world could not even imagine, let alone pursue. After all, even the poorest people in America are amongst the top five percent of the wealthiest people in the world, and the faces of those who suffer the most across the globe are distant and unfamiliar to us. As we busily navigate the path towards the American Dream, another dream has been forgotten--the hope that what is broken in this world may be restored to its intended fullness. The truth is we know we should help those less fortunate than us, but the needs of the world are so overwhelming. Where do we start? Where can we make the most impact? This compelling, story-driven book urges readers to open their eyes to the needs of a hurting world. It is a gripping, to-the-point challenge to get involved in realistic, positive change--one life at a time. Building on more than twenty years of experience in humanitarian relief efforts and community development around the world, author Noel Brewer Yeatts urges readers to realize that working to build a better world is not about guilt, handouts, or charity. It is about justice, compassion, and personal investment. She encourages readers to live a life fully awake . . . and doing a world of good.

What in the World Are You Doing with Cancer?

What in the World Are You Doing with Cancer?
Facing the Unthinkable in the Prime of Life

by Hannah McGinnis

  • Publisher : WestBowPress
  • Release : 2013-10-03
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1490800239
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Cancer? Don’t only old people and little kids get cancer? How on earth did I get cancer? That’s what Hannah McGinnis thought when she found out she had Hodgkin’s lymphoma as a twenty-one-year-old college senior. She didn’t qualify for aid, wigs, or wish-fulfillment programs like children under eighteen, but she didn’t feel old enough to be lumped in with middle-aged women and men fighting cancer. She found herself in the prime of life, battling a formidable disease without warning and without resources for her situation in life. In What in the World Are You Doing with Cancer?, McGinnis walks through her journey with the disease, from her diagnosis to the final treatment and her later reflections. She reveals her thoughts, fears, joys, and struggles with a touch of sarcasm along the way. Ultimately, though the diagnosis was both surreal and frightening, she found hope, a deeper purpose, and a faithful God. McGinnis encourages us—whether we have cancer or not—to remember that God is sovereign, to finish strong, and to find the eternal perspective in whatever unexpected trials we may face.

The Sound of a Million Dreams

The Sound of a Million Dreams
Awakening to Who You Are Becoming

by Suanne Camfield

  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release : 2017-02-07
  • Pages : 175
  • ISBN : 0830892230
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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What does a dream sound like? In these pages Suanne Camfield writes of the varied dreams that she has pursued over the course of her life. With captivating and eloquent stories and concepts, she guides us through what it feels like to have a stirring deep inside of us and how God guides and shapes us through that sense of calling.

Joining God, Remaking Church, Changing the World

Joining God, Remaking Church, Changing the World
The New Shape of the Church in Our Time

by Alan J. Roxburgh

  • Publisher : Church Publishing, Inc.
  • Release : 2015-07-01
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 0819232114
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Exhausted with trying to "fix" the church? It's time to turn in a new direction: back to the Holy Spirit. In this insightful book, internationally renowned scholar and leader Alan Roxburgh urges Christians to follow the Spirit into our neighborhoods, re-engage with the mission of God, and re-imagine the whole enterprise of church. Joining God, Remaking Church, and Changing the World can guide any church -- large or small, suburban or urban, denomination-level or local parish -- to become a vital center for spirituality and mission. * Distills the best of mission wisdom for laity and clergy today * Roxburgh is a leading voice shaping church life ecumenically and globally Alan Roxburgh offers deep hope and concrete steps forward for churches struggling with life in a post-Christian culture. By entering more deeply into the stories of the Bible, our own stories, and the lives of our neighbors, we join God's life in the world. This is one of the most helpful books I have read, full of clear analysis and practical wisdom. -- Dwight Zscheile, associate professor of congregational mission and leadership at Luther Seminary and author of People of the Way and The Agile Church Joining God invites you to embark on the journey you always wanted to take. In this book you will find: Courage: Alan Roxburgh is unafraid to admit the unraveling of what we've been and calls us to move into new places. Faith: The Spirit is going ahead of us into our neighborhoods. Ancient/future: The answer isn't flashy promotions but deeper discipleship and community. Hope: When we dare to move outside our walls, we'll find work to do and our calling renewed. -- Philip Clayton, scholar, activist and author of Transforming Christian Theology Drawing on his years of experience with missional church theology and practice, Roxburgh outlines our attempts to end church decline and opens up fresh vision: What if the unraveling of the church is God's way of leading us out of bondage to American culture into God's new Exodus? What if God is inviting us to shift our focus and to discern and join God's presence and work in our neighborhoods? This book outlines practical steps congregations can embrace to experiment with this new/old way of living the Gospel locally. Engaging these practices will not be easy. And learning from God and neighbors how to participate in local missional experiments might actually transform both congregations and society. Don't just read this book ... gather a group to experiment with this "way" in practice! -- Gordon Scruton, Retired Bishop of the Diocese of Western Massachusetts Drawing on his work as a consultant, researcher, sociologist and teacher, Roxburgh invites congregations to build bridges between their churches and their neighborhoods. He outlines a way for congregations to reclaim their apostolic roots, a process that is rooted in scripture and grounded in prayer. His is a challenge to be faithful to the Gospel and to reap the benefits of commitment and creativity. -- Mark Beckwith, Bishop of the Diocese of Newark

The Color of Grace

The Color of Grace
How One Woman's Brokenness Brought Healing and Hope to Child Survivors of War

by Bethany Haley Williams

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2015-03-03
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1476766266
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A middle-class woman in rural America and war-affected children in Africa find common ground in their journeys from brokenness to redemption. Author and psychologist Bethany Haley Williams shares how her own emotional healing led her into treacherous war zones, where she provides care to former child soldiers and young girls used as sex slaves. Faced with her own battle with shame and a rocky journey toward healing, Bethany founded Exile International, a nonprofit that implements art/expressive therapy and long-term, rehabilitative care to restore and empower war-affected children—including children rescued from Joseph Kony’s LRA (Lord’s Resistance Army). One of those rescued young men, Solomon, was abducted at the age of ten after being forced to watch LRA soldiers maim and murder his father and grandfather. His younger siblings were left behind, and his mother was instructed to “raise them well…for one day we’ll return to take them too.” Solomon is one of hundreds of thousands of boys and girls who have had their innocence stolen and are forced to do the unthinkable on a daily basis. But their horrific experiences are just the beginning. The real story is what happens after. Once these children learn to face their pasts, they are given hope for a future and a vision for changing the fabric of their countries by becoming leaders for peace and advocates of the power of forgiveness.

Intentional Living

Intentional Living
Choosing a Life That Matters

by John C. Maxwell

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2015-10-06
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1455548162
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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John C. Maxwell, #1 New York Times bestselling author, helps readers take the first steps to living a life that matters inIntentional Living. We all have a longing to be significant. We want to make a contribution, to be a part of something noble and purposeful. But many people wrongly believe significance is unattainable. They worry that it's too big for them to achieve. That they have to have an amazing idea, be a certain age, have a lot of money, or be powerful or famous to make a real difference. The good news is that none of those things is necessary for you to achieve significance and create a lasting legacy. The only thing you need to achieve significance is to be intentional. And to do that, all you need to do is start. You can't make an impact sitting still and doing nothing. Every major accomplishment that's ever been achieved started with a first step. Sometimes it's hard; other times it's easy, but no matter what, you have to do it if you want to get anywhere in life. In Intentional Living, John Maxwell will help you take that first step, and the ones that follow, on your personal path through a life that matters.

Fire, Water, and Wind

Fire, Water, and Wind
God's Transformational Narrative: Learning from Narrative Psychology, Neuroscience, and Storytelling about Identity Formation

by Norbert Haukenfrers

  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release : 2016-05-09
  • Pages : 114
  • ISBN : 1498219888
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Fire, Water, and Wind explores the forming of a healthy sense of personal identity. The impetus for Fire, Water, and Wind was the observation that people are searching for meaning and identity, are dissatisfied with their current situations, and many are actively seeking escape from their current life experiences. This is evidenced by the number of people involved in high-risk activities, be it drug or alcohol abuse, gambling, prostitution, multiple sex partners, smoking, or violent crimes. But does it have to be this way? Following the finding in the fields of psychology and neuroscience that narrative plays a key role within the context of identity formation, Fire, Water, and Wind offers an understanding of identity formation that is grounded in the biblical narrative that enables and equips one to face the varied challenges of life. Concluding that a narrative understanding of ones identity and ongoing formation as a follower of Jesus incorporates an integration of heart and mind, body, and soul, that requires the nurturing of a biblical imagination and unconscious, looking at the signs, symbols, and metaphors, encouraging ones life wholly alive. Enabling one to answer the "What should I live for?" question.

Chase the Lion

Chase the Lion
If Your Dream Doesn't Scare You, It's Too Small

by Mark Batterson

  • Publisher : Multnomah
  • Release : 2016-09-06
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1601428863
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Over 100,000 copies sold! Quit playing it safe and start running toward the roar! When the image of a man-eating beast travels through the optic nerve and into the visual cortex, the brain sends the body a simple but urgent message: run away! That’s what normal people do, but not lion chasers. Rather than seeing a five-hundred-pound problem, they see an opportunity for God to show up and show His power. Chase the Lion is more than a catch phrase; it’s a radically different approach to life. It’s only when we stop fearing failure that we can fully seize opportunity by the mane. With grit and gusto, New York Times best-selling author Mark Batterson delivers a bold message to everyone with a big dream. This is a wake-up call to stop living as if the purpose of life was to simply arrive safely at death. Our dreams should scare us. They should be so big that without God they would be impossible to achieve. Quit running away from what you’re afraid of. Chase the lion! Change the world! What is your five-hundred-pound dream? In this highly anticipated sequel to his best-selling In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day, Mark Batterson invites lion chasers everywhere to chase dreams so impossible that victory demands we face our fears, defy the odds, and hold tight to God. These are the kind of dreams that will make you a bigger person and the world a better place. Based upon 2 Samuel 23, Chase the Lion tells the true story of an ancient warrior named Benaiah who chased a lion into a pit on a snowy day—and then killed it. For most people, that situation wouldn’t just be a problem…it would be the last problem they ever faced. For Benaiah, it was an opportunity to step into his destiny. After defeating the lion, he landed his dream job as King David’s bodyguard and eventually became commander-in-chief of Israel’s army under King Solomon. Written in a way that both challenges and encourages, this revolutionary book will help unleash the faith and courage you need to identify, chase, and catch the five-hundred-pound dreams in your life.

Tell Me a Story SAMPLER

Tell Me a Story SAMPLER
Finding God (and Ourselves) Through Narrative

by Scott McClellan

  • Publisher : Moody Publishers
  • Release : 2012-12-13
  • Pages : 25
  • ISBN : 0802487432
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Enjoy these SAMPLE pages from Tell Me a Story- Jesus called His followers witnesses. We are, in fact, witnesses to His unfolding story. This story is not only our calling-it's the next generation's best chance of identifying with the Church and changing the world. As we become storytellers, we learn to see the world in terms of stories being lived and told. We discover deeper insights into God, ourselves, and others. Through story we uncover a better framework for understanding abstract concepts such as purpose and conflict, as well as more concrete aspects of our lives such as work, technology, communication, and community. Story touches every part of our lives because it's the form factor of our lives-story is inside all of us, and we're all inside a story.

Speak Love

Speak Love
Making Your Words Matter

by Annie F. Downs

  • Publisher : Zonderkidz
  • Release : 2013-08-20
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 0310742897
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Every day, God gives us each the opportunity to use our words in powerful ways. The Bible says that words have the power of life and death (Proverbs 18:21), and Annie Downs has discovered during her life the truth of that verse. Speak Love is a call for teen girls to be the genertation of women who focus on bringing life - not death - with their words and have the potential to end the mean girl mentality within themselves, their friends, and others in their schools and churches.

Engagement and Espionage

Engagement and Espionage
A Sexy, Small Town Cozy Mystery

by Penny Reid

  • Publisher : Cipher-Naught
  • Release : 2020-07-14
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 194287460X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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2021 Publisher's Weekly FINALIST: Adult Fiction Shortlisted, Selfies Awards 2021 Swoon Awards WINNER: Best Romantic Suspense Jennifer Sylvester made her deal with the devil . . . and now they’re engaged! But all is not well in Green Valley. A chicken choker is on the loose, 61 dead birds most “fowl” need plucking, and no time remains for Jennifer and her devilish fiancé. Desperate to find a spare moment together, Jenn and Cletus’s attempts to reconnect are thwarted by one seemingly coincidental disaster after another. It’s not long before Cletus and Jenn see a pattern emerge and the truth becomes clear. Sabotage! Will an undercover mission unmask the culprit? Or are these love-birds totally plucked? ‘Engagement and Espionage’ is the first book in the Solving for Pie: Cletus and Jenn Mysteries series, is a full-length cozy mystery, and is a spin-off of Penny Reid’s Winston Brothers series. This novel is best read after ‘Beard Science,’ Winston Brothers #3.

You Don't Need an MBA

You Don't Need an MBA
Leadership lessons that cut through the crap

by Alicia McKay

  • Publisher : Major Street Publishing
  • Release : 2022-01-01
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 0648980359
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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MBAs are old news. In this ground-breaking book, leadership expert Alicia McKay teaches leaders to focus on the things they don't teach you at business school.Leaders are made, not born. But they are not made in the lecture halls and seminar rooms; you don't need an MBA to be an effective leader.They need to get smart, be strategic about the next step and expand their range, to face a complex and uncertain future. They need paradox: clear values and open minds, high performance and meaningful space, dedication to detail and big picture perspective. They need to ask different questions, design different options and most of all, they need to do that with others on the same journey.In this thought-provoking book, Alicia McKay teaches you the five skills every strategic leader needs:* How to develop true flexibility* How to make good decisions* How to develop powerful systems* How to drive real performance* How to have meaningful influence Drawing on the latest global thinking on leadership, You Don't Need an MBA uses Plain English to demystify the skills leaders of the future need and outlines a way forward; united leadership that focuses on real outcomes, not quick-fixes.

Fearless

Fearless
A Book

by Max Lucado

  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release : 2012-02-06
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1418585645
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Each sunrise seems to bring fresh reasons for fear. They're talking layoffs at work, slowdowns in the economy, flare-ups in the Middle East, turnovers at headquarters, downturns in the housing market, upswings in global warming. The plague of our day, terrorism, begins with the word terror. Fear, it seems, has taken up a hundred-year lease on the building next door and set up shop. Oversized and rude, fear herds us into a prison of unlocked doors. Wouldn't it be great to walk out? Imagine your life, wholly untouched by angst. What if faith, not fear, was your default reaction to threats? If you could hover a fear magnet over your heart and extract every last shaving of dread, insecurity, or doubt, what would remain? Envision a day, just one day, where you could trust more and fear less. Can you imagine your life without fear?

Fight Study Guide

Fight Study Guide
Winning the Battles That Matter Most

by Craig Groeschel

  • Publisher : HarperChristian Resources
  • Release : 2013-10-22
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 0310697026
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Don't show up for a fight unarmed! Learn how to fight with faith, with prayer, and with the Word of God—and become a man who knows how to fight for what's right. In this video Bible study (DVD/digital video sold separately), pastor and bestselling author Craig Groeschel helps you and your group uncover your God-given warrior's heart. You'll learn how to find the strength to fight the battles you know you need to fight—the ones that determine: The state of your heart. The quality of your marriage. The spiritual health of yourself and your family. Groeschel identifies men of today with Samson—putting the spotlight on his incredible strengths and his crippling weaknesses. By looking at Samson's life in the book of Judges, you'll learn how to defeat the demons that make strong men weak—lust, entitlement, pride—and instead become the man God made you to be. Our spiritual enemy, Satan, loves to make strong men weak. But the good news is that our God loves to make weak men strong. With the Fight Study Guide, you'll learn how to become dependent on God as the source of your strength and fight the battles that make you come alive. Sessions include: Fight Like a Man Strong Men with Weak Wills Spirit Led, Not Emo-Driven Small Steps, Big Destruction Failing Forward Designed for use with the Fight Video Study (sold separately).

You Don't Have to Try So Hard

You Don't Have to Try So Hard
Ditch Expectations and Live Your Own Best Life

by Kathi Lipp,Cheri Gregory

  • Publisher : Harvest House Publishers
  • Release : 2018-09-04
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0736974024
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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My soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him. Psalm 62:5 Worn Down by the Pursuit of Perfection? Are you hustling through life, struggling to meet impossible standards and be everything to everybody? Do you ever wonder if there's any rest on the other side of the rush? With honesty and humor, Kathi Lipp and Cheri Gregory will help you take a breather and find reassurance as you face the bullies of perfectionism, performancism, people-pleasing, and procrastination. Self-assessments and personal stories will guide you from panic to peace as you learn to pick battles worthy of your time and energy embrace the freedom of a carefully considered "no" recognize your strengths and weaknesses in the quest for balance use authenticity as a weapon to battle bullies release yourself from the endless pressure of pleasing others Ditch your feelings of inadequacy and finally come face-to-face with the bold, balanced woman God created you to be. You don't have to be perfect. You just have to be you!