Friday, February 16, 2018

An Imperfect Woman: Letting Go of the Need to Have It All Together by Kim Hyland

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Women are bombarded with ideas of perfection--and tips for how to achieve it--every day. From her work to her looks to her parenting, today's modern woman is expected to strive to be picture perfect in every way. As a result, calls for authenticity and imperfection are on the rise. Yet, deep down, most of us still want to achieve perfection. Why?

The desire to be perfect, says Kim Hyland, is actually a God-given urge. After all, we were made for Eden. But there is a difference between perfection and perfectionism, which is our attempt to achieve perfection on our own, by our own strength, and for our own purposes--the original temptation in the Garden. In this freeing book, Hyland offers women a stirring manifesto for acknowledging their limitations and embracing the perfection of God through his grace. This is a book for every woman who gives 110% and yet feels shame when one little thing goes wrong.

My Thoughts:
"An Imperfect Woman" is where God's grace and truth meets women in the point of their need. It is where we can say we are broken, we don't have to be perfect and we can lay it before the feet of Jesus. All of our failure, frustrations, and the things that don't make us whole, he invites us to bring to him, where He will make us complete. This book is like drinking coffee with a friend who is safe, warm and welcoming. I love the message of HOPE she brings for a person like me who is always striving in performance when Jesus never asked us to perform. This book was great for me and I will read it again. If you've ever struggled with perfectionism or anxiety, you will like this book alike, not because it's easy, but because the power of Christ in you, is at work and this book makes that message clear. This is a message that everyone woman needs to hear not just once, but in multiple seasons of their lives. I really connected with this book and found Biblical application. I give this book 5/5 stars. 

About the Author:
Kim Hyland Kim Hyland is a writer, a speaker, and the founder and host of Winsome, an annual retreat for women that celebrates authenticity, diversity, and truth. She is also the author of An Imperfect Woman: Letting Go of the Need To Have It All Together. Kim speaks at national retreats and conferences, where she encourages women by sharing her imperfect path and God’s perfect plans. Connect with Kim at her website

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