Do you strive to reflect the perfect image of the Christian woman? But where does that ideal come from---God or others? Steering you away from the drive to fit into peers' expectations, Spiegel offers humorous, biblically based insights on marriage, body image, motherhood, self-worth, counter-culturalism, and more to help you live authentically according to God's standards. 224 pages, softcover from B&H.
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Customer Reviews for Letting Go of Perfect: Women, Expectations, and Authenticity
Review 1 for Letting Go of Perfect: Women, Expectations, and Authenticity
A good read
Date:July 2, 2014
Some good points, well thought out. Almost all of her illustrations are of her role as a mother of young children. Not something I could relate to.
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Review 2 for Letting Go of Perfect: Women, Expectations, and Authenticity
Date:February 15, 2014
This book was very well written. The author made herself vulnerable with examples from her own life which were very easy to relate to. She also made clear connections through scripture to God's idea of perfection in our lives.
I found the book to be a great page turner. As the revelations came to me with the help of the message the author was giving I couldn't stop reading. The author gave the reader many opportunities to question and reflect on their lives, motives and thought patterns, comparing them to the standard of Christ and the will of God.
In a very clear manner the author communicated that perfection isn't what God wants from us, submission in every aspect of our lives is what God wants.
I thank the author for this message. It was one I, and I'm sure many others, needed to hear.
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Review 3 for Letting Go of Perfect: Women, Expectations, and Authenticity
What do you think being perfect is all about? The author of this book takes some of the most common ideas of perfection and points you to the Lord as our standard instead of the worlds.
My favorite part of this book was in the back in a section called Letting Go Of Perfect This Week. It takes each day of the week and gives you something to work on that day. It really helps draw everything she is trying to get across together in an easy to follow format. You work on a particular principle for the day and by concentrating on that you can really make changes in your life in one week!
I liked how the author presented this book. She was very open and the words were very loving and not condemning. I feel any women reading this book will not feel so alone in her struggle. I also think any women reading this will gain some great principles to apply to their life. I gave this book 5/5 stars because I felt it was well written and worth all women reading.
I would like to thank NetGalley and the publisher for the copy of this book I enjoyed reading. I gave an honest review based on my opinion of what I read.
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Review 4 for Letting Go of Perfect: Women, Expectations, and Authenticity
Since the sixties when the feminist movement began the campaign to brainwash women that they are not fulfilled unless they meet all the goals of a full time plus job, two stellar high achieving children, a perfect marriage, and a lovely home, women have struggled to keep up the insane pace. Self esteem plummets when one constantly attempts to meet goals that cannot be met by a human in 24 hours without help. We watch TV where people appear to create beautiful living spaces, glorious meals, and a generally perfect life with the click of a remote. Amy Spiegel stands as one who has been here, showing others that this is not what God expects us to create in our lives.
When I began this book, I thought, well this is mainly for younger women because I’ve already matured past this point. Then I’d turn a page and something would really hit me. This is a beautiful book that helps today’s women make that step toward the realization that ‘perfect’ is an illusion that does not exist. This book is for women, those who are struggling to meet obscene goals, and those who know someone who is struggling to meet those goals.