A Standard Of Grace: Guided Journal – Book Review

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A Standard Of Grace: Guided Journal by Emily Ley – Book Review

Those of you who are familiar with Emily Ley – the creator of the very popular minimalist Simplified Planner and the author of A Simplified Life – know you can expect several things from the books that Emily writes.

Beauty… simplicity… quality… and a knack for getting to the heart of what it is we need to hear.

In A Standard Of Grace: Guided Journal, Emily infuses all of these qualities we’ve come to expect from her into a beautiful book that is part Christian devotional and part personal journal!

The focus of this book is grace: how do we stop holding ourselves up to these impossible standards of imperfection and start living a more peaceful, simple, and joyful life?

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Through simple yet powerful weekly guided devotions and journaling prompts and beautiful full-color photographs, Emily encourages us to reflect on and answer questions that can redirect the course of our life.

For instance, Emily asks us:

Where did you get the idea that you had to be “put together”
in every area of your life?
Who defined perfection for you?
What type of standard are you holding yourself to?
What do you expect from yourself on a daily basis?

She also gives us weekly affirmations to help us change our thoughts:

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

What I like about Emily’s book is that it is beautiful, inspiring, and minimalistic in its presentation (this book will not overwhelm you if you’re in a busy season) – yet it is impactful in the questions it asks you to ponder.

An insightful question can change the course of your life. If you’re interesting in a book filled with powerful questions and the space for you to record your personal insights, I encourage you to pick up a copy of A Standard Of Grace and begin your transformative journey through this inspirational journal!

I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars.


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Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the publisher. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.

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6 Responses to “A Standard Of Grace: Guided Journal – Book Review”

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  1. I think I need this in my life! Thank you for introducing me to Emily’s books and this lovely journal, and thank you so much for sharing this with us all at Hearth and Soul! Have a blessed week!

  2. Great review! Adding A Standard of Grace to my TBR… thanks.

  3. Chrissy says:

    Thanks for sharing this review. This is something I would enjoy.

  4. I like the idea of weekly affirmations – something to keep you going, thinking and to spur you on to be a better you!
    Sim x

  5. Tina at Mommynificent
    Twitter: mommynificent

    This looks amazing! Thanks for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday at Mommynificent.com this month!

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