- Title: Invited: Live a Life of Connection, Not Perfection
- Autor: Christen Price
- Print Length: 352 pages
- Publisher (Publication Date): Ambassador International (May 31, 2017)
- Language: English
- ASIN: B072LQM88X
- ISBN-10: , 1620206048
- ISBN-13: , 978-1620206041
- File Format: EPUB, PDF
“God is perfect so we don’t have to be.”
Do you ever feel like you are chasing perfection?
Perfection is passion, an ideal that makes us feel so strongly about the matters of our hearts that we act in ways that make us later feel shame and unworthiness, like we will never quite measure up. Passion doesn’t always lead to positive results. How can we pursue perfection without becoming undone?
In Invited, Bible teacher Christen Price weaves together personal stories with a practical party planning handbook as she shares about her own struggle with perfection when she moved home and began to build community. Her desire for perfection causes her to experience anxiety and meltdown when parties (and life!) don’t always go as planned.
With kindness, honesty, and Biblical truth, Christen will encourage you to:
● Overcome the hurdles of perfection by finding balance instead of breaking down.
● Receive others in love by releasing your anxieties to God so you can rejoice in the moments worth celebrating.
● Discover that the antidote to perfection is embracing the beauty of imperfection and present not only yourself, but your home in an artful way so you can give and receive joy.
Celebrations, whether they be special occasions, a surprise party, or a spontaneous cookout on a Saturday night, are about spending time with the people we love. Hospitality helps us to pursue Christ, the author and perfecter of our faith, so we can invite others to join us in a party we will never forget. Connected to Christ, we find wholeness, completeness, and beauty so we can celebrate the life we’ve been given.
This book, oh my! It’s like a bubble bath for the frazzled woman’s soul. All my adult life I’ve been envious of friends who can whip up a five-star event without breaking a sweat. Invited has freed me from the shame of my party deficiencies, my dust bunnies, and burnt pie crusts. It invites us, through delightful stories, practical tips, and biblical insight, to explore God’s heart for hospitality one that’s far less about perfection than it is about love. And we all know love can be messy sometimes. Why shouldn’t our parties be, too? –Becky Kopitzke, author of The SuperMom Myth: Conquering the Dirty Villains of MotherhoodIn Invited: Live a Life of Connection Not Perfection, Christen Price literally invites the reader to embrace the power and beauty of relationships ignited and nurtured through the lost art of imperfect and authentic hospitality. Invited is woven with biblical insight, infused with doable ideas, and chock full of delightful recipes in the back. I highly recommend Invited for individuals and women’s small groups as well. –Stephanie Shott, author, Bible teacher, and founder of The MOM InitiativeIn today’s world where social media is the mainstay of human interaction, Christen Price reminds us the gift of hospitality is about loving others up close and personal nothing fancy, just a warm invitation to the table. Christen reminds us to live a life of connection, not perfection, and it’s this refreshing remedial lesson we all desperately need to hear. –Joanne Kraft, author of The Mean Mom’s Guide to Raising Great Kids and Just too Busy Taking Your Family on a Radical Sabbatical
About the Author
Christen Price is a writer for The MOM Initiative and founder of Undivided Women, an online Bible study community. With the heart of a hostess, she designs party printables and inspirational art that invites women to celebrate their people, place, and purpose in her studio. Christen is married to her best friend, Raleigh, and their crew of three little ones, two dogs, and four chickens call the countryside of lower Alabama home. Connect with her at christenprice.com.
For those of us who strive for perfection when throwing a party/dinner , Christen gives us a clear and honest perspective on how to handle our fears – thru Christ alone !! I have truly enjoyed this book and have shared with friends !!!