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
Mediocre at best.
Didn't realize the overt religiosity contained in the book. Becker attempts to justify the biblical bits as "relevant to all faiths and viewpoints" but he does come off as very preachy and self-richeous.
I was reading this book to gain inspiration to continue my journey in minimalism. I had previously read Marie Kondo's Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up and followed Cait Flanders (Blonde on a Budget)'s process of owning less and living more simply, which I found completely insp ...more
In the world of simplicity/decluttering books (and there are a lot out there now), some say Joshua Becker says nothing new.
Others have criticized his emphasis on Christianity.
Here's my take:
1. I have read nearly ALL books having to do with minimalism, simplicity, decluttering, cleaning. This is probably my second-favorite, if not favorite (Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up is just quirky and intense enough to be vying for the top spot). Becker does say things others aren't saying: for instanc ...more
I must admit I was disappointed when the opening story for this book was exactly the same as his other book, Clutter Free with Kids. However the last few chapters more than made up for it.
If you're new, or relatively new to this subject this is a great book to start. If you're looking for the actual steps you need to take to sort through your items, perhaps another book would be better. This book did handle the actual getting rid of stuff process very well. As in what to do with the stuff you wa ...more
Thank you Joshua Becker for your inspirational and motivating "why" and "how to" manual on what you call "minimalism". I've already implemented some of your very practical and doable suggestions. I've read aloud many excerpts to my family. It seems we've been on this journey for at least a decade.
Here's our story. We were driving through a nearby small town on our way to hiking to a grotto when we passed by a model home that we stopped to explore. We ended up touring that home several times ove ...more
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
Very detailed look at minimalism and covers all areas of your life, not just possession. Only giving 3 stars because there were sections that I loved and blazed through, but the last 1/2 or 1/3 I pushed myself to finish.
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
So I've been a minimalist for a solid year and a half now and it's been almost two years since I started researching and toying with the idea of it. For a while I said I was on a "minimalist kick," but clearly it's not just a kick anymore.
Joshua Becker's blog, Becoming Minimalist, has been one of my favorite resources as I've progressed on my minimalism journey, so even though I'm nowhere near the beginning of my minimalism journey and have read a lot of his stuff, I was still excited to pick th ...more