Dont Settle for More Most of us know we own too much stuff. We feel the weight and burden of our clutter, and we tire of cleaning and managing and organizing. While excess consumption leads to bigger houses, faster cars, fancier technology, and cluttered homes, it never brings happiness. Rather, it results in a desire for more. It redirects our God-given passions to things that can never fulfill. And it distracts us from the very life we wish we were living. But it doesnt have to be this way. In The More of Less, Joshua Becker, helps you. recognize the life-giving benefits of owning less realize how all the stuff you own is keeping you from pursuing your dreams craft a personal, practical approach to decluttering your home and life experience the joys of generosity learn why the best part of minimalism isnt a clean house, its a full life The beauty of minimalism isnt in what it takes away. Its in what it gives....
|Title||:||The More of Less: Finding the Life You Want Under Everything You Own|
|Number of Pages||:||240 pages|
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The More of Less: Finding the Life You Want Under Everything You Own Reviews
I enjoyed this motivating read to live life in control of what you own and not spending your life taking care of all your stuff. I appreciated his analogy of generational impact on keeping things as I’ve thought this myself. Also his emphasis on minimalism will look different for every family and to have try out periods to see what you can do without.
3.5 rounded up.
This was good but not great, and it got a little preachy at the end. Joshua Becker's ultimate hope is that you use minimalism as a way to give back to the community in a big way, as in 'since we downsized and now pay $3,000 less a year in mortgage costs, let's donate our $3,000 Christmas bonus to a village in Africa so they can have clean water'. I think Becker's heart is in the right place, but this seems a bit of a stretch for me. I truly hope to be increasingly more charitable ...more
Some good advice in this book. Would have been higher rating if not for the Christian/Jesus references throughout the book. Felt preachy at times. If the book would have been named The More Of Less for the Christian Soul I could have decided to read it, or not, with that context. But it's not. If Christian messages are not your cup of tea, stay away.
There was nothing new here compared to his other books and other authors have done better with this subject. I also didn't appreciate the gratuitous amount of Christian preaching that this book had. There should have been a disclaimer on the back that this was a religious book.
A very good book if you are considering cutting down on your stuff and just want a nudge to take the plunge. If you've already made that decision this will not be as useful.
An excellent beginner's guide to minimalism. Plenty of practical advise for starting out, and I really enjoyed his attitude/mindset towards minimalism - not just in material things but in your time and relationships as well. He suggests looking at your life to figure out what you actually need as opposed to what you can afford (or aquire with credit.) Thoughtful subtopics include minimizing along with others in the fam, and how to encourage minimizing with kids.
And this isn't simply reducing for ...more
To be honest, I skimmed this book, and I did so because:
1) I'm at the point where I'm more interested in practical application and exercises, not personal stories. A bit of that is fine, but every minimalist blogger/author has a story of how they came to to minimalism, and those stories aren't that different.
2) Religion. Becker is a Christian, and he states in the introduction that he's included bible stories as support of the minimalist lifestyle. Fair enough. That's not my cup of tea, as they ...more
I was a little iffy on this book at first. It felt like a Beginner's Guide to Minimalism but soon morphed into a book that could help even the most hardcore of minimalists.
This is a great next step for anyone who has read The Life Changing Magic of Tidying up and wants more about the practice of minimalism. I especially liked how the book progressed on how you can use new found resources to help others. I wished it touched more on how to clear clutter from other places in your life and ...more