Book Review: Grace Not Perfection by Emily Ley


Grace Not Perfection by Emily Ley
Rating: 3/5

In the interest of full discloser, I was fully primed to love this book. I have used and reviewed Emily Ley’s planners for the past two years and have followed her business journey after hearing about her through Lara Casey. Let me just say this book did not disappoint.

From the outside, Emily Ley’s life looks perfect and it would be easy to write this off  as another book about being perfect by someone who has their stuff together…but Ley’s vulnerability is what makes her book work. Reading Grace Not Perfection is a lot like having a good chat with a wise older sister, or it least it was to me. Despite the fact a lot of the stories she shared were out of reach for me in this season of life,  I enjoyed hearing the wisdom she’s learned from marriage, a difficult pregnancy, and infertility treatment.

Grace Not Perfection is perfect for fans of Lara Casey’s Make It Happen or Shauna Niequist’s work. Ley is less “gritty” than Glennon Doyle Melton and less focused on the world at large than Jen Hatmaker. This book is simplifying for the set that found The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up just a little too overwhelming!

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