Resource Friday: Picture Perfect

Many people label themselves as perfectionists. This label is often stated jokingly when someone is working on a project, planning an event, or even getting ready in the morning, but should it really be taken so lightly? The Bible speaks truth into the life of a perfectionist, and that’s what Amy Baker seeks to bring into the light in her book, Picture Perfect.

Picture Perfect begins by outlining the stories of 5 individuals who struggle with perfection. Reader beware: you are bound to be gripped and convicted by this book as you find yourself relating to these stories. But the Bible doesn’t leave its readers in a hopeless state, and neither does Baker. This book shares the truth about perfection and what is the biblical standard that you should be focusing on. As Baker puts it, “From the very beginning, God’s purpose has been that men and women would reflect His image, that they would radiate the glory of a perfect God…if we truly valued perfection, we wouldn’t quickly become angry and frustrated; those aren’t ‘perfect’ responses. Nor would we be controlling, inflexible, and impatient…We’ve got to start asking questions, ‘What do I mean by perfect or right?’” Perhaps you’ve never considered that your definition of perfection is in conflict with the Bible’s definition. With the truth of God’s Word and by seeking to orient its readers to a biblical standard of perfection, this book points its readers to freedom from enslaving perfectionism in Christ!

Whether you find yourself struggling with fear of failure, guilt, shame, or the inability to rest, this helpful resource will point you to the hope and truth found in God’s Word. If you would like to purchase a copy of this great book for you or someone you know, click here!

Bethany Dunn
Bethany heard about Vision of Hope while attending Word of Life Bible Institute in Florida. When she began praying about what God wanted her to do after graduating, He kept bringing Vision of Hope to her mind. Knowing that there was an internship available, Bethany applied, was accepted, and began her internship with VOH in July, 2012. Since then she has been amazed at the opportunities God has given her to learn more about His Word and how it applies to everyday life. Bethany now serves on staff at Vision of Hope.