Posted by: Jill Potts Jones | April 17, 2012

Perfection and control–is it Eve’s fault?

“A law was made a distant moon ago here:  
July and August cannot be too hot.
And there’s a legal limit to the snow here
In Camelot.
The winter is forbidden till December
And exits March the second on the dot.”  (“Camelot”–from the musical of the same name).

Can you imagine a more perfect place?  But Camelot, if you are familiar with the story, was far from perfect because humanity got in the way—more particularly, a woman.  In the beginning, there was Eden, another perfect place. Created by God, Eden was a beautiful place.  No back-breaking work.  No struggles. No problems.  No house cleaning.  No time-consuming grocery shopping or food preparation.  No pain.  But, alas, God created Eve with a mind of her own.

Do you blame Eve?  Because Eve listened to a talking snake, are we doomed to fight for control of our lives and struggle to create perfection out of chaos?  With humor and wisdom, Susanna Foth Aughtmon helps us find freedom and let go of our control issues in her book, “I Blame Eve.”  Just the chapter titles alone are enough to keep you reading.  I particularly enjoyed the chapter entitled “I would listen to a talking snake”.  I have listened to my fair share of talking snakes, haven’t you?

Aughtmon offers an insight into dealing with our perfectionism.  She offers hope not perfection for our imperfect lives.  Be challenged and inspired to follow the path God has chosen for you rather than the futile path of trying to be perfect.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Baker Publishing, as part of the “I Blame Eve” blog tour, in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”



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