April 14, 2016

The More of Less by Joshua Becker

I received this book from Blogging For Books in exchange for a fair and honest review

Published: May 3, 3016
Number of pages: 240
Genre: Self Help

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 doesn’t 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 isn’t a clean house, it’s a full life

The beauty of minimalism isn’t in what it takes away. It’s in what it gives.

What did I think of this book:
I enjoyed reading this book. It gives you another way of looking at how to learn to live your life simply. I liked how he not only included his own story but stories of others as well. His writing style was very easy to read and understand which I liked. It made reading it not so heavy. This is a book that I will read more than one time and will use in my life. The author also has a website that I want to check out. I think it would be nice to see what else he has too say. Another thing that made this book read very easily and quickly was that each chapter was also broken into short sections that could be read in minutes. 

About the author:
Joshua Becker and his young family were introduced to minimalism 6 years ago during a short conversation with their neighbor. Since then, Joshua’s story and writing have inspired millions around the world to find more life by owning fewer possessions. Today, based on his thoughtful and intentional approach to minimalism, he is one of the leading voices in the modern simplicity movement reaching over 1 million readers every month.

Joshua is the founder and editor of Becoming Minimalist, a website dedicated to intentional living that was named by SUCCESS Magazine as one of the top ten personal development websites in 2015.

He is also the Wall Street Journal best-selling author of Simplify and Clutterfree with Kids. He has contributed to articles in Time magazine, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Christianity Today. And he is a frequent guest on HuffPost Live and has appeared on numerous television programs, including the CBS Evening News.

He is also the Founder of The Hope Effect, a nonprofit organization changing how the world cares for orphans. Currently, he lives in Peoria, AZ with his wife and two young kids.

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