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Living Simply: Choosing Less in a World of More
Quality Over Quantity Means a Great Life
Whew! You can multitask like a pro—you prove it every day. But while you’re used to being pulled in multiple directions, that doesn’t mean you like it. You yearn for something more…not on your to-do list, but in the heart of daily living. Now Living Simply shows you how to make this ideal life your real life today! Joanne Heim’s refreshing perspective and pointed guidance address specific areas you’d like to transform, from family and friendships to meals and celebrations. This book responds to the longings of your heart not with pat answers, but with practical solutions. Never have such simple changes yielded such sweeping results!
Errands to run. Friends to meet. Laundry to fold. Dinner to cook. Messages to check. Calls to make. Gas tank to fill. Lists to do. Notes to self. Bills to pay. Dog to walk. Appointments to make. Schedules to keep. Lunches to pack. Party to plan.
Enjoy true abundance!
“This is the book I wanted to write, but was too busy simplifying my life. I laughed out loud and am provoked to action. Well done, Joanne.”
“If you find yourself living a full life rather than simply living life to the fullest, this book is for you.”
Story Behind the Book
“Simplicity is not just about cooking a month’s worth of meals in one day or learning how to speed clean your kitchen,” says Joanne Heim. “Women long for a better quality of life, but we wonder just how to get it. In Living Simply , I ponder what it takes to slow down and downsize while living in a culture that supersizes everything from french fries to SUVs. I want more meaning and less stuff, and simplicity is a means to a better quality of life. Choosing this isn’t about turning my back on the world or lowering my expectations, but about making wise choices and finding the abundant life promised by Jesus.”
More Bible scripture than real advice.
By 1YogaGirl "1Yogagirl"
- January 1, 2008
I read most of this book before I realized I was not going to get actual advice from this book. It is most "what a simple life is" and not practical things to do in order to make your life more simple.
Living Simply (as a Christian)
By J. Austin
- April 13, 2009
I read have this book and then traded it off for something else. It was terrible. I didn't find anything helpful in this book. Its not a book about living simply. Its a book about living simply as a christian. Had i known it was only going to be a book of scripture quotes and comments on christian living... i would never have bought it.
just the book this weary mom has been searching for!
By Marla Taviano "Author of Expecting, Is That A...
- January 17, 2007
I know I'm not alone--a wife and mom who CRAVES order and calm and simplicity in my home and life. I don't want to be in a perpetual rush, I'm sick of clutter, I want to make time for the things (and people!) that truly matter. The beautiful cover of this book drew me in, and the author's warm, delightful and funny tone kept my attention to the very end. I devoured Living Simply in less than two days, and I only let myself read a chapter at a time (as a reward for accomplishing things that needed done around my home!). I immediately started putting Joanne's advice into practice, and I'm already seeing results! I'm reading through it again, underlining and starring all the things I want to remember for always! You'll find a kindred spirit in Joanne! This book is a gem!
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