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Less Is More: Making Room for Your Soul in the Busyness of Life

3.67  ·  Rating details ·  39 ratings  ·  7 reviews
A guide to the wonderful spiritual principle of improving quality of life by reducing the quantity of the things that are cluttering it Drawing on the guidance of Christian wisdom, this fabulous guide presents ample opportunities in day-to-day life to reduce the quantity of our belongings, thereby increasing the quality of our lives. Distilling a spiritual principle that i ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published March 28th 2012 by Lion UK (first published February 1st 2012)
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Becca Housden
Mar 04, 2020 rated it it was ok
I feel that this book had some good ideas and good points but always skirted round them, never following through and actually making it clear.
Whilst I am not religious, and was reading this book from a more general perspective, I feel like the author did the same thing with his references to religion, they were there but they were often unclear and his point became slightly lost in the speed and segmentation of the writing.
Jul 25, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Laudable because of how easy the author makes the book to approach and read, the practical suggestions and the absence of condescending language.

However some aspects do not go far enough for me - for example the setting of goals is still heavily encouraged, as long as the goals are 'realistic'. I think this way of thinking is highly problematic. Only the present exists.

My other main gripe was the increasing uneasiness caused by the term 'the Spirit of Life' slowly morphing into bible passages. I
Jessie T
Nov 12, 2019 rated it liked it
Got this at a convent and wasn’t sure if it’s Christian. It’s aimed at everyone, especially ‘busy’ people who may not usually have time to be mindful/spiritual. There are some things which are quote-worthy in here, but in general I found it quite ‘wishywashy’, as God is referred as ‘Spirit of Life’ or other words with a capital letter. Each chapter is bitesized and really digestible - i liked the manifestos and there are good examples too. I just feel like the hammer gets close to the nail but n ...more
Tim Beck
Oct 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020
Only took me 7 years to finish this book. Perhaps because the idea of less being more is hard to stomach. I am thankful for the simple, practical challenges of this book.
Dec 22, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book... sort of. I've long been interested in the 'less is more' philosophy/way of life, however, religiosity not so much. This reads like an introduction into the 'less is more' way of thinking/living but with a Christian slanted subtext weaved subtly - and not so subtly at times - throughout, which I personally found a little disconcerting and contradictory at times. ...more
Jun 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
This book has a lot of good ideas. I liked it a lot. It isn't an LDS book but good can be found anywhere. It talks about letting your thoughts calm down once in awhile. ...more
Tony Miles
Aug 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book is a must read for busy people: relevant, challenging, practical and soul renewing. This book comes from someone who models what he writes. Tony Miles
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