Present over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living by Shauna Neiquist – Book Review

51ysp75ny-lI found this book at the perfect time in my life.  I had already realized the key theme of this book and had begun making changes in my life.  This book wonderfully complemented my plan and expanded, explained, and put into words exactly what I was experiencing.  (If it wasn’t already taken, and I had been clever enough to have thought of it myself, Present Over Perfect would be a great title for my blog.) Continue reading

Rena’s Promise: A Story of Two Sisters in Auschwitz – Book Review

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Rena’s Promise is the book that has left the most lasting impression on me.  I read it several years ago and still think of it often. Her experience was so harshly different from anything I’ve personally gone through. When I am struggling with something, I will recall a hardship described in her experience at the concentration camp, and I am often able to look at my situation in a healthier perspective. Continue reading