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Breaking Up with Perfect Online Book Study

Hi friends,

God is reshaping my heart in this season of uncertainty. He is lovingly teaching me to let go of control. Next up is this idea of perfection. Will you hold my hand as I break up with perfect?  Below is information for an upcoming online book study, Breaking Up with Perfect by Amy Carroll. I am participating in this online study. I hope you will join me. ~April

A message from the author, Amy Carroll:

I’m so excited that the Online Book Study of Breaking Up with Perfect will begin next Monday! It’s going to be a great time of connecting and growing together.

I know some of you have questions about how the study will happen, so I thought I’d ease any anxiety about the unknown by going through the details today. If you haven’t signed up, please join us! Here’s all you need to do to be ready to join us next Monday:

  1. Make sure you’re subscribed to the blog. If you’re receiving this as an email, you’re set to go. Otherwise, click here to subscribe.

  2. Purchase either a book or digital version of Breaking Up with Perfect from your favorite book seller by clicking on the name of the retailer. Proverbs 31 Ministries (all proceeds go back into the ministry), Barnes & NobleAmazon,Christian Book Distributers. I’ve been hearing that the book is a bit scarce, but there are copies around. LifewayFamily Christian, and Barnes & Nobleare also carrying the book in some of their stores, so you may be able to find one right in your home town.

  3. Optional: Get a FREE downloadable version of the Participant’s Guide by sending a picture of your receipt or of you with your book to

  4. Optional: Join the Facebook page where we’ll interact in a more private setting by clicking here.

If you aren’t planning to join us for the whole study, you’ll still get some of the content right here on the blog each week. Make sure to see the info at the bottom of the page about my first interview with Barry before you leave!

If you are planning to participate, here are all the details you’ll need. If I leave your question unanswered, please leave it as a comment, and I’ll be sure to answer it right away!

  1. We’re going to be moving through the book super-fast to get it all in during thesix weeks we’re together. If you want to start reading ahead, that’s completely fine.

  2. Here’s the reading schedule:

  3. Week 1 (Aug. 1-7): Intro & Chapter 1

  4. Week 2 (Aug. 8-14): Chapters 2 & 3

  1. Week 3 (Aug. 15-21): Chapters 4,5 & 6

  2. Week 4 (Aug. 22-28): Chapters 7, 8 & 9

  3. Week 5 (Aug. 29-Sept. 4): Chapters 10 & 11

  4. Week 6 (Sept. 5) Final post on the blog

  5. Do only the number of activities that work for you that week. If all you can get done is the reading, that’s just fine! Join & study as much or as little as you can. This is a no guilt zone!

  6. The beauty of this study is that it’s “evergreen”. If you get behind, the blog posts will always be here. You can catch up at your own pace.

  7. If you’re a small group leader that wants to go through it later with your group, the posts will be here AND I’ll embed the Facebook Live videos in the posts mid-September for additional content for you.

Here’s what the weekly schedule will look like:

  1. Monday Moments— Mondays have two separate parts.

  2. There will be blog posts right here connecting Breaking Up with Perfect to my powerful lessons from my last trip to India. This will be a slant on the book that nobody but our group will get!

  3. I’ll also be on our private Facebook page each Monday night at 8:00 – 8:30 pm ET on Facebook Live for personal interaction with YOU. The first 15 minutes will be video. The second will be questions that allow you to join into a conversation. It’s going to be fast-paced and fun!

  4. Participate Live— Go to our private Facebook page at 8:00 pm Eastern Time, and the video will be right there. You can leave comments that I’ll be able to see, so I can answer questions and interact with you personally. It’s a BLAST, and I’ll give you some directions each night so that you can participate fully.

  5. Watch any time— If you can’t tune in live, you’ll still be able to watch the video and comment. We’d love to hear from you when you can chime in. I know the time will be tough for you west coast girls and our international participants.

  6. Thursday Thrills— Some fun FREE resources will be shared on the blog and on the Facebook page. Make sure to join us both places!

  7. Friday Forum— Each week on Friday, we’ll have a chance to share together on the Facebook page. What was your light bulb moment for the week? Questions will be posted in the morning, and you can comment when you have time. Make sure to join the community fun! Your comment will enter you for some great {Giveaways}.

Finally, there are only 7 days left before we start, so please invite your friends by sending them the link to this post. We’ve got great momentum in building this movement to break up with perfect.

~Amy Carroll


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