Since the day you were born, you ve been told to pursue Ads from every TV, radio, newspaper, magazine, billboard, and website constantly scream at you with the message that is better.But is not necessarily better, declares Joshua Becker, a pastor, author, and blogger There s a far better way to live life, he says a way that recognizes the empty promises ofSince the day you were born, you ve been told to pursue Ads from every TV, radio, newspaper, magazine, billboard, and website constantly scream at you with the message that is better.But is not necessarily better, declares Joshua Becker, a pastor, author, and blogger There s a far better way to live life, he says a way that recognizes the empty promises of consumerism and champions the pursuit of living simply and scripturally.In Living With Less, Joshua will guide you through biblical teachings on possessions and his own personal experience with minimalism living with only the essential You ll see how his life was transformed by this Jesus centered choice that rejects the flow of our culture This book will challenge you to spend your hours, energy, and resources in ways that draw you closer to the heart of Jesus.
Living With Less An Unexpected Key to Happiness Since the day you were born you ve been told to pursue Ads from every TV radio newspaper magazine billboard and website constantly scream at you with the message that is better But is not necess
It s my own fault for not reading the back cover but I m surprised at how much space you can dedicate to Bible studies while writing a book about minimalismThe book has some fine messages about living with less but unfortunately the messages are almost drowned out by quotes from the scriptures and the wish to live life in the spirit of Jesus.
Come altri hanno scritto nelle recensioni, anche io non ho letto la sinossi del libro prima di iniziare a leggerlo scoprire quindi che trattava il minimalismo da un punto di vista Cristiano mi ha sorpreso Nonostante io sia ateo, non ho interrotto la lettura, perch qualunque sia la propria idea, vale sempre la pena di stare a sentire cos hanno da dire gli altri, qualche volta si impara qualcosa di nuovo e si scopre di essersi sbagliati interessante il punto di vista dell autore, che mostra come a [...]
Simplistic in its teachings, Becker explains and encourages the reader to contemplate Jesus teachings and how they resonate with a minimalist lifestyle Intended audience students teenagers Good, short, informative read.
Though he s preaching to the choir, I enjoy seeing how others cleaned up, cleared out, and enjoy living with less.
Living With Less reminds me a lot of the book More or Less by Jeff Shinarbarger The main difference is Living With Less is written for students making it a quick read with action steps that teenagers can do to practice minimalism Joshua Becker, the author, focuses a lot on the benefit of living with less from a Christian perspective For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also Mat 6 21 Benefit 1 Save money reduce debtBenefit 2 Live in a small spaceBenefit 3 Easier to cleanBenefit 4 [...]
Mostly great Our culture definitely needs to hear the message that our lives are than our stuff.My only fault with this book is that the author seems to give the concept too much significance when it comes to what Jesus taught Yes, Jesus really said all the things the author said that He said, and Jesus probably meant what the author said He meant, but the author s conclusion at the end of the book that Jesus offers us a life of accomplishments through living with less is simply not true Jesus [...]
This is a relatively short book argues that we live in a culture which is addicted to stuff Unlike several books I have read from the minimalist perspective, rather than making minimalist a goal in itself, the author sees minimalism as a path to a life of love and service The book is light on suggestions about how to practically live out this sort of life, but I think that s ok, because each person s journey will be different.
Living with Less is an easy, but great read It s geared for students, and as a youth pastor, it s a great book to read in a small group setting I love the message of living with less and it s a message that needs to be taught in our consumer society Highly recommended for teachers, youth pastors, students and all others who work with teens
Good, VERY SHORT book with solid stuff but almost everything is already on his blog A book for convincing people to be minimalists, not necessarily tips and pointers on how to He s a Christian too so lots of scripture regarding how God didn t intend for us to be hoarding stuff.
I love how he shares Biblical verses that help us to understand how Jesus supported not only living with less but being generous with what we have whether it s money, stuff, time or talent An easy read and applicable to adults, too.
Very simple and easy going idea, but very powerful and life changing at the same time.
There are 10 better books out there on simplicity minimalism Maybe I m reading too many along this theme at the same time because they are all starting to run together and say the same thing.