Item description for The Relief of Imperfection: For Women Who Try Too Hard to Make It All Just Right by Joan C. Webb...
Overview A joyful relief for women with unreasonable expectations about their relationships, homes, lifework, bodies, faith, and dreams, this work is a unique blend of biblical truth and powerful real-life stories that can bring freedom from perfectionistic thinking and behaviors.
Publishers Description "Dear Lord, I pray that all limitations, weaknesses, defects, pain, hurt, mistakes, embarrassment, and imperfection in my personal and public life, relationships and circumstances be eliminated." This book is for any woman who has ever prayed this prayer or for the one who has even thought it. Joan Webb, a self-proclaimed recovering perfectionist, knows how hard it is for determined and caring women to step into the relief of imperfection. And yet, this is exactly what God wants for us. The Relief of Imperfection encourages the reader to believe the truth about God, others, herself and her reality, thus eventually releasing her from the pursuit of perfection to relax in the relief of imperfection. Webb provides real-life stories, including how Jesus lived in the midst of imperfect surroundings, to show that it is OK with God to cease trying to appear perfect and have all the right answers all the time. Readers will find permission to stop pretending and start enjoying authentic, intimate relationships with others, with themselves and with God.
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Studio: Regal Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 5.5" Height: 8.25" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Jan 2, 2008
Publisher GOSPEL LIGHT PUBLISHERS #9
ISBN 0830744819 ISBN13 9780830744817
Availability 0 units.
More About Joan C. Webb
Joan C. Webb is a recovering workaholic and perfectionist who communicates a message of freedom and renewal. A former pastor's wife, Joan is a personal life coach and teacher, helping others to become who God has gifted them to be. She speaks nationally and internationally and has appeared on Christian radio and television. Joan is the author or coauthor of magazine articles, curriculums, and eight books, including" It's A Wonderful Imperfect Life."
Reviews - What do customers think about The Relief of Imperfection: For Women Who Try Too Hard to Make It All Just Right?
AWESOME Jan 29, 2010
This book is AWESOME! It's about changing your perspective of life to view the world in a different way and be real with yourself and your environment. I am teaching this book at my church and it is awesome! I also have 2 friends that are doing it at the same time as me and we are talking about it!
It's like peace washing over you! Nov 11, 2009
If you struggle with perfection (like me) in any way, this book is for you. Joan reminds us that our worth is NOT dependent on our performance. We can stop trying to be perfect, and learn to strive for faithfulness, just as God calls us to do. Now that's living in peace! Thanks Joan for such an important reminder.
Excellent! Feb 27, 2009
This book really helped me! I highly recommend it to anyone dealing with perfectionistic tendencies, especially Christians!
Excellent!!! Jun 27, 2008
This is just what I needed to read. There are so many examples from real women's lives - it's so nice to know you're not alone in these feelings! I say it's a must-read for every woman!
Relief of Imperfection Feb 16, 2008
Joan Webb provides women with a door to freedom in her profound book The Relief of Imperfection. In her book, Webb recognizes that most Christian women try to make everything perfect around them in the hopes of pleasing God. Too often, this desire leads them to a self destructive pattern of perfectionism. The Relief of Imperfection gives real, tangible and attainable steps to set women free from this cycle.
Each section provides a relief guide that aids the reader as they begin to let go of unhealthy expectations. In one chapter, Joan has a chart that shows the difference between doing things in life with excellence verses perfection. This chart is one that should be put up on the mirror of every woman who believes she needs to be perfect to please God, her family, her co-workers, and her friends.
The Relief of Imperfection will help set women free from the bondage that comes from trying to be perfect.