Such a great book!! I learned so much in this book, not only on simplicity but also on rest, walking in peace and honoring the sabbath. I reccomend this book to anyone that suffers from being a "busy-body" or struggles with anxiety or just wants to gain a fresh understanding of simplicity. The authors do a great job of using personal testimony's and struggles to show how God has grown them along the way. I have noticed great growth in my life in these areas after reading this book This book is very biblically sound and encouraging. I recieved a review copy of this book from Bethany House.
Over the past couple of months, I have been reading The Rewards of Simplicity by Pam and Chuck Pierce. It has been hard to read. I keep trying to decide if it is because I feel like I'm slogging through it, or if it is because I find it convicting.I'm not sure what exactly I was expecting from this book, but this was not quite it. I think I was expecting something that would inspire me to declutter and pare down -- to find contentment without all the stuff our materialistic culture says we need.And yes, some of that is in here. But mostly, this is a book about spiritual simplification... how clearing up our emotional distractions and getting to a place where we are right with God will lead to real simplicity.I'm not really sure what I thought. There were certainly portions that challenged me to seriously consider things like a technology fast. Mostly, though, I wondered how in the world I was going to come up with something coherent to say in a review.The book is really two separate books. The first one is written by Pam Pierce, and reads more like a biography than a how-to book. The second book is written by Chuck Pierce and doesn't exactly seem connected to the rest. He writes about anxiety and its impact on our lives.This is not a book I am likely to keep on my shelves. The information was mostly good, but I found it hard to read. I'll be happy to pass it on to someone else.Disclosure: Bethany House provided me with a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes. No other compensation was received, and all opinions are my own.
"The Rewards of Simplicity" showed some very practical ways of drawing closer to our Lord. We all get to busy and tend to forget the important things in our life. This book teaches you had to slow down and really appreciate your time with your family and the Lord. I would definitely recommend this book.I received this book from Bethany House.
I really enjoyed the first half of this book. I thought Pam had some good practical ideas for finding what was really important in your life and then simplifying every else to make your priorities first.the second half of the book got a little weird for me. Though Chuck had some good things to say about stress, I thought his ideas on stress and blood were a bit out there. I also disagreed with his views on how God speaks to people today. His ideas about "dominion rest" seemed to take Scriptures out of their context.I would only recommend this book to discerning Christians.
I just finished reading "The Rewards of Simplicity" by Pam and Chuck Pierce.I enjoyed the book although it was a little slow reading. It was a book that showed me how much clutter I have in my home and life that I surely could do without! It would be a great book/gift for the empty nesters even if they are looking to further their relationship with God. The section on keeping the Sabbath and how it is a command and not a request hit home. I am young/old enough to remember when the stores were not open on Sundays and you stayed home to enjoy Sunday meals with the family after spending the morning in church worshiping God.Thank you for giving me the opportunity to read this free book and review it for you through Bethany House.Wanda