THE REWARDS OF SIMPLICITY
By Pam and Chuck D. Pierce
Published by Chosen Books
Reviewer Clint Walker
There are several books published on Spiritual Formation and Spiritual Disciplines. Very few of them spend a lot of time getting down deep and exploring the need for simplicity in our spiritual lives. Chuck and Pam Pierce try to do that in their book The Rewards of Simplicity
The Rewards of Simplicity has an interesting format. The husband and wife team each share in this book, but they share independently from one another. The first three-quarters of the book is dedicated to Pam's perspectives. The last quarter of the book has Chuck Pierce's insights.
It does not take long to see that Pam Pierce is the concrete and hands-on part of the couple. She clearly and simply explains the problem of having our lives so darned full. Slowly, she teaches us how to declutter our time, our energy, and our resources so that we can have time and space for the few things that we truly enjoy. She also speaks about misconceptions about simplicity, and pitfalls in the journey to living a simpler life. Her section of the book was very helpful.
Chuck is a good compliment to his wife. His section is a little bit more theoretical than Pam's. The last third of The Rewards of Simplicity is dedicated to dealing with what most would consider psychological issues. He attempts to tackle things such as stress and anxiety, and how simplicity and simplification concepts help guide us toward an uncluttered heart. It is good stuff.
The Rewards of Simplicity was an easy, fun read that gave me some helpful tools for my life. I would recommend it to more people, but then I would wonder if I am keeping them from the simplicity of having fewer books. HA .HA. The Rewards of Simplicity is a helpful book for those pursuing a "simple" lifestyle in a realistic manner.
*This book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.