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Perfecting Ourselves to Death : the Pursuit of Excellence and the Perils of Perfectionism.

Author: Richard Winter
Publisher: Westmont : InterVarsity Press, 2009.
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Richard Winter explores the positive and negative effects of perfectionism on our lives and offers fascinating insight and instruction into the healthy pursuit of excellence.
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Winter, Richard.
Perfecting Ourselves to Death : The Pursuit of Excellence and the Perils of Perfectionism.
Westmont : InterVarsity Press, ©2009
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Winter
ISBN: 9780830876488 0830876480
OCLC Number: 909146519
Description: 1 online resource (201 pages)
Contents: Cover; Praise for ""Perfecting Ourselves to Death""; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 The Seductive Sirens of Perfectionism; 2 The Pursuit of Excellence; 3 Types of Perfectionism; 4 Depression, Anger and Eating Disorders; 5 Worry, Anxiety and Obsessions; 6 The Though Patterns of Perfectionism; 7 Genes and Temperament; 8 Shame and Guilt; 9 Parental Influences; 10 The Pressures of Culture and Media; 11 Anal Fixations and Other Weird and Wonderful Ideas; 12 Perfectionism and Pride; 13 Learning to Live with Imperfection. 14 The Search for Identity and Purpose15 Toward Maturity; Appendix; Notes; Names Index; Subject Index; Scripture Index; More Titles from InterVarsity Press.

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Richard Winter explores the positive and negative effects of perfectionism on our lives and offers fascinating insight and instruction into the healthy pursuit of excellence.

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