Simple Life: Time, Relationships, Money, God  -     By: Thom S. Rainer, Art Rainer
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Simple Life: Time, Relationships, Money, God

B&H Books / 2009 / Hardcover

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Stressed? Feel like your life is veering off-course? Spend 30 days with the best-selling co-author of Simple Church and chart a course from joyless to joyful! As you examine your attitude toward time, relationships, money, and God, you'll learn to foster a life that is less busy---and rediscover true spiritual riches. 336 pages, hardcover from B&H.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 336
Vendor: B&H Books
Publication Date: 2009
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 X 0.84 (inches)
ISBN: 0805448861
ISBN-13: 9780805448863
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The research and change methods that made Simple Church a multiawarded, #1 ministry best seller are now applied to everyday matters in Simple Life. Authors Thom S. Rainer and Art Rainer interviewed a cross-section of 1,077 individuals to confirm that most people feel their lives are overly stressful and misguided, not allowing enough time for what really counts. As they share these highly relatable stories, the Rainers chart a simple path from joyless to joyful.

Breaking life down into four key sections (Time, Relationships, God, Money), the authors show how four key goals (Clarity, Movement, Alignment, Focus) can begin to foster a life that is more spiritual and less busy, a life rich in experiences with family and friends rather than double-booked to-do lists and late nights at the office. The book even lays out an easy-to-follow action plan that will move readers assuredly toward the simple life in just thirty days.

Author Bio

Thom S. Rainer is president and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources, one of the largest Christian resource companies worldwide, and the best-selling coauthor of Simple Church. Rainer and his wife, Nellie Jo, have three grown sons and live in Nashville, Tennessee.

Art Rainer is a banking professional and freelance writer. He earned his MBA from the University of Kentucky and now lives with his wife, Sarah, near Miami, Florida.

Author Info

Thom S. Rainer is president and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources, one of the largest Christian resource companies worldwide, and the best-selling coauthor of Simple Church. Rainer and his wife, Nellie Jo, have three grown sons and live in Nashville, Tennessee.

Art Rainer is a banking professional and freelance writer. He earned his MBA from the University of Kentucky and now lives with his wife, Sarah, near Miami, Florida.

Publisher's Description

The research and change methods that made Simple Church a multi-awarded, #1 ministry best seller are now applied to everyday matters in Simple Life. Authors Thom S. Rainer and Art Rainer interviewed a cross-section of 1,077 individuals to confirm that most people feel their lives are overly stressful and misguided, not allowing enough time for what really counts. As they share these highly relatable stories, the Rainers chart a simple path from joyless to joyful.

Breaking life down into four key sections (Time, Relationships, Money, God), the authors show how four key goals (Clarity, Movement, Alignment, Focus) can begin to foster a life that is more spiritual and less busy, a life rich in experiences with family and friends rather than double-booked to-do lists and late nights at the office. The book even lays out an easy-to-follow action plan that will move readers assuredly toward the simple life in just thirty days.

Author Interview

What motivated or led you to write Simple Life?

Just a brief glance at our society reveals the complexity in which we immerse ourselves. Lifestyles are hectic, stressful, and, sometimes, out of control. All facets of our being, from health to marriage to intimacy with God, are suffering. We want to present society an alternative, more simple way of facing each day. Something to mend the fragmented threads that make up the fabric of our daily lives.

What do you want your readers to learn and/or experience from reading Simple Life?

There is an out. If your heart longs for a life of simplicity, we hope that the ideas in this writing will encourage you to take the first step, and maybe the next.

What's one thing you would like to tell your readers before they read Simple Life?

The words in this book are in response to the cry heard throughout our research. Real people needed real solutions. We hope that our effort aids in relieving some of the burdens felt by these individuals.

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    So how busy is your life! Reading this book will help you get it all back into the right perspective.

    The authors divide our life into four categories, time, relationships, money and God. They then go on to explain how in each area we can prioritize better. They show how God, in the Bible, has given us guidelines to make our life about Him and not all the other clutter we seem to gravitate towards.

    There are helpful questions at the end of chapters to help you apply the principles they are writing about. The best lesson to take from this well written book is, everything in moderation will make for a balanced life.

    I was given this book by christianreviewofbooks.com to review.
  2. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    November 16, 2009
    Christy Lockstein
    Simple Life by Thom and Art Rainer is the book you've been looking for to help you get your life under control. The authors are father and son who previously wrote the popular Simple Church. They focus on four major areas where readers need to simplify their lives: time, relationships, money, and God. Then they break down those goals into four areas: clarity, movement, alignment, and focus. Through several surveys and studies they determined where people are feeling the crunch of being stretched too thin without having quality relationships in their lives. Using these studies and Christian principles, they offer the opportunity for hope for real change. There are a lot of books that promise to fulfill just one of the goals of Simple Life; the Rainers do it better and all in one book.
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