Saturday, April 10, 2010

The Rewards of Simplicity

In their book, The Rewards of Simplicity, Pan and Chuck D. Pierce explain the need for simplification in a society where multi-tasking, complexness and stress are a daily routine for most adults. The authors give practical tips for overcoming anxiety and stress, clearing clutter out of homes and hearts, and obtaining freedom from the destructive mindsets that many Americans learn at a young age.

Although I do not necessarily agree with everything in this book, it did make some valid points. For example, the authors did a great job of explaining why simplicity is important in the life of an individual and supporting their claims with Scripture. However, there were portions that I do not believe were supported by Scripture and those are the portions that I question.

Some of the most effective points made by the authors were: the need for a Sabbath, a day of rest from normal work activities, and how anxiety can affect a person’s health and the need to put our trust in God to help us simplify our lives. The portion of the book relating to anxiety seemed very well-researched and I found to be very helpful.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Bethany House Publishers as part of their Blogger Review Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commision's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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