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.
You may often hear it saidor maybe you say it yourself, "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 is the author of over twenty books and more than a thousand magazine articles and Bible studies. A speaker, teacher and spiritual director, she writes primarily about spiritual formation, social justice and living with purposeful intentionality. Her books include , (compiler and editor), and the Spiritual Disciplines Bible Study Series. She holds a DMin in Ignatian spirituality and spiritual direction from the Graduate Theological Foundation and lives with her husband in Simi Valley, California.
"Jan Johnson gives realistic direction on what we can do to make connecting with God the basis of day to day existence. Such a relationship cannot be handed to us, but we can be led into it by someone who knows the way. She does. She opens a path on which anyone can actually and continuously grow in grace and in the knowledge of Jesus Christ--anyone, no matter their background or circumstances."
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