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Finding More By Living With Less
by Will Davis Jr.
Publisher:Revell imprint of Baker Pub from Lion
This is a book that challenges, informs, convicts and opens the door to letting go of the culture of want and need (need in the sense of want not real need!) that we are surrounded with and instead challenges us to accept and want having enough, just enough and only enough for our needs
This book asks a lot, but then so does the big book – the Bible! As Will Davis Jr. so rightly points out, the Bible is constantly challenging the concept of greed and asks us to share with others the extra we have. Christ, challenged the rich young man to give away his wealth, and when sending his disciples out said ‘take nothing more than you need’... when we can learn to accept this then we can rightly find contentment in our lives and in turn we can help others and increase the wealth for not only our neighbours but the world at large – we will have enough to share and go around, but it has to start with us accepting Enough is enough.
A powerful and challenging book and certainly one for anyone interested in the new monastic movement, or who just realises that the culture of more we are surrounded with is wrong. Worthy of being read by almost everyone out there – it’s surprising how much we overlook what we have, especially in these tough economic times when we are so sure we don’t have much!
At the end of every chapter you will find three questions for further reflection making this a useful book for group study too.
Reviewer: Melanie Carroll (07/09/12)