It is said, "Less is more." What would happen if we spent less? Spoke less? Ate less? What is the purpose of fasting? What are the benefits of leading a simple life? This study guide explores the disciplines of simplicity and fasting—foreign ideas these days. Yet leading a simple life can help us focus on what's truly important. Fasting helps us feast on God. It clears our mind of clutter so that we can become hungry for the things that really matter. 6 studies with notes for leaders include sections: Turning Toward God, Hearing God Through the Word, and Transformation Exercises.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 64 Vendor: Inter-Varsity Press Publication Date: 2003 Dimensions: 8 1/4 X 5 1/2 (inches)
A Formatio book. You may often hear it said--or maybe you say it yoursel, "Less is more." But what does it really mean?
What would happen if you spent less?
Or spoke less?
What purpose is served by fasting?
What can you gain by living a more simple life?
In this study guide, Jan Johnson covers the disciplines of simplicity and fasting. Leading a simple life can help you focus on what is truly important. Fasting can help you learn to hunger for the things that really matter. Going deeper in these areas will help you live deliberately for God.
Jan Johnson, a spiritual director and a frequent speaker at retreats and conferences, is based near Los Angeles, California. She is the author of numerous books and Bible studies, including and She is also coauthor (with Dallas Willard and Keith Matthews) of