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UNCOVER THE JOY IN LIFE
In a book as practical as it is wise, the acclaimed author of Growing in Faith shows us how taking small steps to simplify our lives can restore our sense of vitality and joy. The key is to realize that happiness has not vanished but has been buried under the clutter and stress of our harried lives that have left our bodies stressed and our spirits depleted.
Yount shows us that there is a better way that is simpler, relaxed, and vastly more rewarding physically, emotionally, and spiritually. The process takes some planning and motivation but little labor. In fact, a simpler life takes less effort because it clears away debris and allows us to concentrate our energy on the things that bring us happiness. Men and women who simplify their lives discover that their senses sharpen, that their health improves, and that they become more loving, compassionate, and more at peace with themselves.
The gift of simplicity is a limitless gift we can give ourselves again and again over a lifetime. Practical, inspiring, and profoundly illuminating, Spiritual Simplicity is an invitation to create a happiness uniquely your own.
About the Author
David Yount, D.D., is a writer, lecturer, and daily television host. His syndicated column, "Amazing Grace," is read by more than three million Americans every week. The acclaimed author of Growing in Faith and Breaking Through God's Silence has been an award-winning newspaper editor and editorial writer, college, dean, foundation president, and seminary chairman. He lives in Montclair, Virginia, with his wife, twin kittens, and a Scottish terrier.
Table of Contents
The Simple Life
1. The Gift of Simplicity
Cut the clutter and save your soul
2. Getting Started
Practical steps to simplify your life
3. Your Daily Bread
Work to live instead of living to work
4. It1s a Wonderful Life
Live for yourself, then for others
5. Seek Solitude
Make peace with yourself
6. Body and Soul
Enjoy life1s simple pleasures and refresh your spirit
Share the gifts of simplicity with others
Find faith in yourself and beyond
9. Reflecting, Meditating, Praying
Get outside of yourself
10. Time Out
Retreat to nourish your spirit
Where to Go to Find Your Soul