Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist

I can't say it any better than how Shauna, the author, put it.  This book definitely encouraged me to place the expectations I've placed on myself for perfection behind me and trust that God will carry out my perfectly crafted life the way he plans.  Present Over Perfect will guide you through self discovery and self-love.  

Instead of pushing for perfection

A few years ago, I found myself exhausted and isolated, my soul and body sick. I was tired of being tired, burned out on busy. And, it seemed almost everyone I talked with was in the same boat: longing for connection, meaning, depth, but settling for busy.

I am a wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, neighbor, writer, and I know all too well that settling feeling. But over the course of the last few years, I’ve learned a way to live, marked by grace, love, rest, and play. And it’s changing everything.

Present Over Perfect is an invitation to this journey that changed my life. I’ll walk this path with you, a path away from frantic pushing and proving, and toward your essential self, the one you were created to be before you began proving and earning for your worth."