Spiritual Simplicity by Chip Ingram
Doing Less, Loving More

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Changing “Love” from a Noun to a Verb

In our frantically driven, complex lifestyle, we suffer from fatigue, little margin, shallow relationships, and fractured families. As a result of this driven lifestyle, our souls are dis-eased—they have a lack of ease. This highly practical, comforting book maintains that it is possible to run the race at a different, more meaningful speed. Not only is it possible; it’s absolutely necessary.

The key to simplifying life, Chip Ingram says, is to make sure love is your #1 priority. Love redirects our focus and unravels the complex, overextended lifestyle that keeps us ever running but never arriving. In Spiritual Simplicity, Ingram explains how to change our love from a noun to a verb and choose to concentrate on what really matters: the people we love the most.

Each chapter ends with probing questions to help you process, ponder, and discuss the life-giving principles laid out in this desperately needed book.

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 If you crave simplicity, yearn for peace and calm, this book is for you. Through biblical teaching and practical insights, author Chip Ingram goes beyond so-called quick fixes and speaks to men and women who know what they need to do, want desperately to do it, but find it next to impossible to break free of the too many good and important things that flood their lives.

The thesis of this book is very simple: Spiritual simplicity will never be achieved by strategic, managerial attempts to control our lives and schedules but through doing less because we love more. As you learn the practice of loving people, you will experience a shift from complex to simple, from hurried to peaceful, from “never enough time” to “time enough for those you love.” Lasting change is within your reach.
 

About Chip Ingram

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Chip Ingram is the President and Teaching Pastor for Living on the Edge, an international teaching and discipleship ministry. His passion is to help everyday Christians actually "live like Christians" by raising the bar of discipleship. A pastor for over twenty years, Chip has a unique ability to communicate truth and winsomely challenge people to live out their faith. Chip is author of nine books, including God: As He Longs for You to See Him; The Invisible War; and Love, Sex, and Lasting Relationships. Chip and his wife, Theresa, have four children and six grandchildren and live in Alpharetta, Georgia.
 
Published January 8, 2013 by Howard Books. 208 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Over the next eight chapters --- all bearing titles of popular love songs --- he expands on that one thought in countless ways by explaining what it means to truly love others and showing the impact that loving others can have on your own life.

Jan 16 2013 | Read Full Review of Spiritual Simplicity: Doing L...

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