Thursday, August 21, 2014

Simplify by Bill Hybels

"Simplify" is a term we hear tossed around frequently. As in, "I am going to simplify my life by. . ." or "I am going to aim for living simply." I wasn't sure what exactly this book would be like.

The author of Simplify, Bill Hybels, has written a series of chapters which give you ideas to simplify your life by simplifying your mind and emotions and schedule. Not simplifying your mind as in becoming less-intelligent, but rather uncluttering it from anxieties that take precedence over everything and wear you down mentally and physically.

The chapters include such topics as forgiveness and the power that bitterness holds over us, financial stuff, scheduling and emptying out your schedule a bit, prioritizing, and focus (among others). These may not be what you expected for simplifying, but it really addresses the stuff that "hangs over you" as I would say :)

I enjoyed reading this book for the most part. Some sections more than others :) I really felt that this book was written more to someone in a career outside of the home, not for the demographic of stay-at-home/homeschooling mom such as myself. I really did enjoy parts of chapter 3, "From Overwhelmed to In Control: Mastering your finances."

Would I recommend this book? I would definitely recommend it for people in careers outside of the home. For someone who is choosing to raise your children in a God-honoring way at home, staying at home, homeschooling--I think there are better books to read for you. ones that resonate more with me.

I received this book in exchange for this honest review. I was not required to write a positive review.

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