Book Review: An Imperfect Woman by Kim Hyland

An Imperfect Woman by Kim Hyland

From work to looks to parenting, today’s society often seems to require us to be perfect in every way. Imperfection has become a thing, too, now. We encourage authenticity and imperfection in others, yet deep down most of us still want to achieve perfection. The desire to be perfect is actually a God-given urge. But there is a difference between perfect and perfectionism. In her book, Kim Hyland offers a manifesto of the imperfect woman to help us embrace the grace of God as we acknowledge our imperfections and limitations.

Striving for perfection is a weakness of mine, for sure. That is why I grabbed this book. Anything to speak sense into that striving that I tend to fall into again and again. An Imperfect Woman is truly a manifesto of the imperfect woman. In her book, Kim Hyland offers situations and circumstances where she has faced perfectionism. I could relate to these so often and I was so thankful for the grace she poured onto these pages.

So the content on this book was great. However, I had a hard time with Kim Hyland’s writing style as it was quite choppy. There were also a lot of quotes from the Scriptures. Now, having Scriptures is not a bad thing — no. But there were chapters, which consisted of pages and pages of Scriptures quoted. For a sermon, I think it would have worked. Yet in a book like this, it seemed to make whole thing very choppy. This is not a bad thing in it self, though. Just a matter of preference, I would think.

So if you are looking for a book that speaks to the person inside of you that is striving for perfection? This book might just be that.

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Disclosure: I received this book free from Baker Books through the Baker Books Bloggers program. All opinions expressed here are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.

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