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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Letting Go of Perfect: Women, Expectations, and Authenticity, by Amy E. Spiegel

The last book for the week is another Christian non-fiction. This one is for women who are struggling with the feminist lie telling women that they need it all to be happy. Perfect does not exist, and this book helps women who struggle with that expectation.

B & H Publishing
Letting Go of Perfect: Women, Expectations, and Authenticity, by Amy E. Spiegel

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.

Received Galley from NetGalley.com

Published by B&H Publishing Group on May 1, 2012.

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