Present Over Perfect


For a brief summary of what this book is about, we've included a note from the books' author, Shauna Niequist:

"A few years ago, I found myself exhausted and isolated, my soul and body sick. I was tired of being tired, burned out on busy. And, it seemed almost everyone I talked with was in the same boat: longing for connection, meaning, depth, but settling for busy.

I am a wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, neighbor, writer, and I know all too well that settling feeling. But over the course of the last few years, I’ve learned a way to live, marked by grace, love, rest, and play. And it’s changing everything.

Present Over Perfect is an invitation to this journey that changed my life. I’ll walk this path with you, a path away from frantic pushing and proving, and toward your essential self, the one you were created to be before you began proving and earning for your worth."


when does the series begin?

The new series began on Monday, February 12 at Refuge Christian Fellowship, 791 Lombardi Ct., Santa Rosa, CA 95407. They will continue to meet every other Monday night at the same time + place. For a full schedule, click here

What's the format of the evening?

Every evening that the ladies meet, they will gather for a meal at 6:30 followed by a video then a small group discussion.

what materials will we be using and where can I get them?

We will be using two separate tools in this study - the book Present Over Perfect and its study guide

The book: It is up to each attendee to order a copy of the book for herself. You can find a variety of formats for reading/listening to this book on Amazon or the website/store of your choice. 

The study guide: Your registration will cover the cost of the study guide. We will purchase this for you, so you do not need to buy it yourself. 

How do I register for this series and how much does it cost?

Please register online before attending. The cost to attend is $10. 

HOw will I receive updates about the group's meetings and events?

By registering for this series, you provide us with the contact info we need to keep you informed. The men primarily communicate via email and Facebook. To join the Facebook group, search for Refuge Ladies on Facebook.