Book Review: “Breaking Up with Perfect” by Amy Carroll

July 7, 2015 at 10:47 pm | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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Amy Carroll in her new book, “Breaking Up with Perfect book coverBreaking Up with Perfect” published by Howard Books gives us Kiss Perfection Good-Bye and Embrace the Joy God Has in Store for You.

From the back cover:  An inspiring and thought-provoking guide to help you abandon the pursuit of perfection and become comfortable and more confident in your own skin.

We’ve all been in relationships that were bad for us…whether with a catty girlfriend, a selfish boyfriend, or a coworker who undermines our best efforts.

But there is one relationship that steals the potential of all other relationships—including our relationship with ourselves and, ultimately, our relationship with God. And that’s our relationship with Perfect.

Perfect is a bad friend. No matter what we do or say or give or bake or create…it’s never enough. Perfect always demands more, but it’s never satisfied. Never.

Whether you are a “good girl,” who always tries to be what you think everyone else wants you to be, or a “never good enough” girl, who’s desperately hiding your past and shame behind attempts to measure up—this book will help you find the beautiful, loving, fulfilled woman God created you to be. Imperfections and all.

Breaking Up with Perfect will help you:

• Experience authenticity as the antidote for isolation

• Trade the Lies of Perfection for the Truths of God’s Love

• End the pursuit of perfection, so God can begin His powerful perfecting work in you

After reading this book, you’ll be able to end the never-ending stress that chasing Perfect brings and live a life filled with joy, peace, and spiritual fulfillment.

If we are all imperfect people then clinging to perfection seems a little at odds with us. In Four Parts:  Part One:  Breaking Up With Wrong Beliefs, Part Two:  Breaking Up With Skewed Values, Part Three:  Breaking Up With Selfish Actions and Part Four:  Living Freely And Loving Deeply. Amy Carroll shows us how to put our quest for perfection behind us and live life with more joy. But she is not done yet. There is still one more section entitled:  Fifty Ways To Leave Your Perfect. Each chapter has Transformation Points to help you focus and think about what you have just read. It is time we changed our relationships and our way that we look at ourselves.  Ms. Carroll has given us the tools to accomplish this. This is a life-changing read.  It will make a great gift for family and friends.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Howard Books for this review.   I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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