Grace, Not Perfection: Embracing Simplicity, Celebrating Joy by Emily LeyGrace, Not Perfection: Embracing Simplicity, Celebrating Joy by Emily Ley

Grace, Not Perfection: Embracing Simplicity, Celebrating Joy

byEmily Ley

Hardcover | November 15, 2017

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I will hold myself to a standard of grace, not perfection.


As a busy wife, new mother, business owner, and designer, Emily Ley came to a point when she suddenly realized she couldn’t do it all. She needed to simplify her life, organize her days, and prioritize the priorities. She decided to hold herself to a standard of grace rather than perfection. This mantra led to the creation of her bestselling Simplified Planner®, a favorite among busy women everywhere—from mamas to executives and everywhere in between.


Grace, Not Perfection takes this message from a daily planner to an inspirational book that encourages women to simplify and prioritize. Designed with Emily Ley’s signature aesthetic, this book gives women tangible ways to simplify their lives to give space to what matters most. With a focus on faith, Emily reminds readers that God abundantly pours out grace on us—and that surely we can extend grace to ourselves.


Have you been told you can have it all, only to end up exhausted and occasionally out of sorts with the people you love? Are you ready for a new way of seeing your time? Learn to live a little more simply. Hold yourself and those you love to a more life-giving standard in Grace Not Perfection,and allow that grace to seep into your days, your family, and your heart.


Ideas include:


  • List Making 101—tips to create effective to-do lists and get through them one step at a time
  • Simplify your life by simplifying the three major areas: your space, your time, and your mind
  • Strategies to center your day around an intentionally slower rhythm of life
Emily Ley is Founder and Creative Director of Emily Ley Paper & Gifts. She is also the creator of the bestselling Simplified Planner—a daily agenda for what matters most. Raised in Pensacola, Florida (home of the most beautiful beaches you ever did see), Emily graduated from the University of West Florida with degrees in English, creat...
Title:Grace, Not Perfection: Embracing Simplicity, Celebrating JoyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 8.5 × 6.5 × 1 inPublished:November 15, 2017Publisher:Thomas NelsonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0718085221

ISBN - 13:9780718085223

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Simply Beautiful This not only is a great inspirational and motivational read, it would make the perfect gift! As a lover of the Simplified Planner, I decided that I had to pick this up. First, admittedly, it's incredibly aesthetically pleasing in both the outward appearance to the inner quality of the pages, the photographs, and overall content. If I was one to have "coffee table books", this would be a perfect one. In this nonfiction, self-help-esque book, Emily Ley writes from her own personal journey as well as an encouragement for others. It's a book that goes perfectly with her brand of planners because it encourages us to live more simply. Be less hard on ourselves, lighten our load, decrease the pace of activity, halt comparison, and embrace who we are. As I'm in a different time of life than Emily, I didn't think it would be as relatable as I found it. I am not married, nor do I have kids. I do work a full-time job but not one with an entrepreneurial background. All of that said, I related incredibly with the content. Both with what Emily struggles with now along with what she struggled with in the past. I always find these kind of books helpful to pick up now and then because it's too easy to get caught up in the rapid pace of life. These books remind me to slow it down and not to be as hard on myself as I am. I definitely would recommend this book to others that find they need a reminder every once and awhile to slow down, stop comparing, and give themselves grace. The content in this book may not be revolutionary or brand new but it's told in a different (and beautiful way).
Date published: 2018-05-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great concept I bought this book and there are parts of it that I love and that really help me. I love all the parts where you get to write cause it really makes you think. I also love all the personal stories. I just find that there are times that are just generalities. But overall a good read, at least the first half where I am at now
Date published: 2018-05-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Hmph I find this book has it's interesting points but it felt more like the author felt the need to keep reminding readers that she designed a line of simplified planners. If I was interested in the planners, I'm sure I would've had one first. A very pretty book, very thick pages but no real meat inside.
Date published: 2018-04-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great read! I loved how easy this book was to read but that it didn't sacrifice how in depth its lessons were. The prompts were super useful while looking to apply the lessons to my own life. I did find some parts hard to relate to as I am not a mom or wife and the content focuses a lot around that, but for the most part I was really into it!
Date published: 2017-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this book! This book was a great read! It helped me realize that striving for perfection was not helping me or anyone else and if anything it was hurting me and my relationships.
Date published: 2017-06-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing book!!! I really enjoyed this book. It reads like Emily's social media feeds, it's authentically Emily. The book itself is BEAUTIFUL, as is Emily's hallmark: classic, simple design.
Date published: 2017-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this book! I bought this book a month ago! Super helpful and very much will read it again!
Date published: 2017-01-12