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Sunday, April 18, 2010

The Rewards of Simplicity (Review)

When I was given the chance to review the book The Rewards of Simplicity: A Practical and Spiritual Approach,I was pleased to take the chance.  I definitely feel that living simpler is beneficial though I don't necessarily practice it as much as I could or should.

It's easy to feel stressed out and too busy.  It's hard to connect with your immediate family, let alone make or maintain relationships outside of the immediate family when we get bogged down with life.  Obviously, this  impacts our spiritual life, too.  Too often I, like many others, don't give God the time he deserves daily.

Rewards of Simplicity, The: A Practical and Spiritual Approach is written by Pam and Chuck D. Pierce.  The first half of the book is written by Pam and helps us understand what simplicity can be in our lives.  She shares how we can simplify our lives, home, and soul.  It's not just about removing the clutter from our lives and materialism.  From the first half of the book I was probably impacted most about what Pam had to say about preserving the Sabbath rest.  She explained what is work to one person may be relaxing to another, and gave the example of gardening.  Pam also called not taking a day of rest what it is-sin, as it is a commandment.

The second half of the book was written by Chuck.  This part addressed the anxiety in our lives and how it impacts us.  He had a lot of good things to say that would help an anxious person (or even somewhat anxious).  Honestly, I felt like I was reading a new book.  Though parts of it seemed to really relate to living in simplicity, I felt that it was mostly disconnected to simplicity. Some of it may have been beneficial, but I just felt that the flow of the book was interrupted since half of the book was dedicated to anxiety.  I would strongly suggest reading the review of this book here.  She wrote a much more thorough review that makes me think that I slept while reading this book!

This book was provided to me from the publisher for review purposes.

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