Breaking Up With Perfect — A Book Giveaway

I just finished Amy Carroll’s book, Breaking Up with Perfect, and have so many thoughts swirling now.

Breaking Up With Perfect is just what the doctor ordered.

Amy shares her concept of the Good Girl and Never Good Enough Girl who chase Prince Charming in disguise, Perfect. Perfection, especially in our day and age, is seductive and quite attractive, but a horrible friend who steals our joy.

Cover-669x1024By looking at everyday situations and her own personal stories, Amy shows how a life surrendered to Perfect verse a life surrendered to God, is a life never satisfied. She helps us learn to end the stress of chasing Perfect and embrace the joy God holds waiting for us.

Um, sooooooo….

When Amy wrote an ENTIRE CHAPTER on replacing tasks with people, I may have curled up into a little ball and wallowed for a bit. (Okay, that’s slightly dramatic, but you get the point…)

Amy’s wisdom tore through that concept (among others) for me. Because I love my lists. I mean, I love my people too… but I love my lists.

So I’m working on what she suggests in order to end my own personal pursuit of perfection. The lessons she teaches are hard and not easily learned, but she walks and talks you through the issues like a good friend sitting over a cup of coffee.

I can’t giveaway all her secrets and wisdom, so I recommend you go ahead and read it yourself. 🙂

(Hint! She has a rockin’ list of 50 Ways to Leave Your Perfect in the back of the book!)

Amy is hosting a free Online Book Study on her blog and Facebook page from August 1-September 5, and she’d love for you to join! CLICK HERE to read more about her book study!

Good news! I’m giving away a copy of her book!

 

*GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!*

The winner is listed BELOW in the comments!

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With Amy (also my new speaker coach!) at She Speaks 2016

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20 Comments

  • Reply Vanessa Myers July 28, 2016 at 8:06 pm

    I would love this book as I’m such a perfectionist! And I don’t like it!! Thanks for entering me in this giveaway!

    • Reply Kristin July 28, 2016 at 8:20 pm

      It’s hard being perfect all the time, huh?? Thanks for entering! 🙂

  • Reply Aimee Puryear July 28, 2016 at 8:27 pm

    I would love to read this book & gain insight on how to “break up” with my perfectionist self!!

    • Reply Kristin July 28, 2016 at 8:41 pm

      I think you’ll love it! 🙂 Miss seeing you, by the way!

  • Reply Jessica July 28, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    Perfectionism is a real struggle for me. That plus a busy schedule can create a joy challenge for me. Would love to read this book!

    • Reply Kristin July 28, 2016 at 9:48 pm

      Girl, I FEEL you on the schedule vs. perfectionism thing! Thanks for commenting! 🙂

  • Reply Gwen July 28, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    Love this, Kristin! Perfectionism is such a battle! But the comment above is so true… people over tasks. Sometimes we just have to let things go. Oh so hard sometimes!

    • Reply Kristin July 29, 2016 at 8:35 am

      Yes! I get so caught up with what I “have” to do. And the feeling of checking stuff off my list is great… but not as great as my family and friends. Thanks for entering!

  • Reply Donna Story July 29, 2016 at 8:50 am

    owww wweee, this is all ME–perfectionist until I run myself into the ground. And I passed this trait down to my 24 year old that I would pass the book along to after reading. Thanks !!

    • Reply Kristin July 29, 2016 at 9:14 am

      I don’t know how you do all you do!! 🙂 You’re amazing! Thanks for entering! 🙂

  • Reply Ashley July 29, 2016 at 9:37 am

    I am sooooooooooooooooooooo not a perfectionist! However, I struggle with people’s perceived thoughts of what I should be. After reading the book’s description and your post, it seems like I need to read this book anyway!

  • Reply Breanna July 29, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    I feel like I could really learn a lot from this book. I have an 18 month old son and am expecting twin girls (due this fall!) and I’ve been struggling with worry already about how I am going to be enough for 3 kids, my hubby and still take care of myself!

    • Reply Kristin July 29, 2016 at 7:47 pm

      Goodness! Twins!!! Congrats!! Don’t worry – you’ll do great!! Saying prayers for you!

  • Reply Jenn Buell July 29, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    I struggle often with feeling I’m not enough. God has been chipping away at that for a while now with great books like “The Cure for the Perfect Life” and “The Best Yes.” I’d love to read Amy’s new book. I heard her at She Speaks last year and she was so sweet and real.

    • Reply Kristin July 29, 2016 at 7:46 pm

      The Best Yes is great! I haven’t read the other one (yet!). And girl, I feel the same often too! Thanks for entering!

  • Reply Jeanie July 29, 2016 at 7:31 pm

    After reading your review, I’m sold! You align a lot with my reading interests, so I know this is one I’ll truly enjoy! Keep up the awesome writing!!!

    • Reply Kristin July 29, 2016 at 7:44 pm

      Thanks, friend! I think you’ll like it too!

  • Reply Kristin July 30, 2016 at 9:24 am

    Congrats to ASHLEY SIGREST!!!! She’s the winner of Breaking Up With Perfect!!

  • Reply Lux G. August 4, 2016 at 4:07 am

    Aw, I’m too late for the giveaway!
    Well, congrats to the winner. 🙂

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