In a world filled with distractions, sometimes we get to a place where we crave simplicity. Pastor Chip Ingram address this topic in his new book Spiritual Simplicity: Doing Less, Loving More . The central theme of the book is God’s love and how this translates into living a focused and simple life. He writes “whatever you’re doing with your time and your life, you’re wasting it if you are not loving people.” Then he explains how God’s love moves through us into others.
The book is based on scripture and uses many examples of how God reveals His love to us. He interacts in love, and He is love. When we recognize and focus on this using the methods detailed in the book, we find a life rooted in simplicity.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and reading the answers to these powerful questions:
- How does love respond to hurts?
- How does love respond to differences?
- How does love respond to failure?
- How does love respond to misplaced priorities?
While reading the book Spiritual Simplicity: Doing Less, Loving More, I often felt as if I were sitting in church listening to a sermon. The book is loaded with life application and scripture. Ingram begins each chapter with song lyrics from the past. I’ve observed an international audience reading Christian books, and most of these songs would not be recognized in other countries. This book is written for an American audience.
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