Imagine if you will…being able to enjoy a simpler, slower paced life where you actually had time to enjoy your relationship with God, being able to enjoy relaxed relation building time with the ones you love as well as some time for doing the things you really enjoy. It’s pretty hard to imagine isn’t it, living in our frenetic microwave fast, I want to just push a button and make it happen NOW kind of world? A world where mom and dad rushes off to work early in the morning while the kids dash off to school and then everyone hurries home at the end of their day, inhales something they call a meal, spends a few brief moments of “quality time” with each other and then rushes off to their evening activities only to return home and go to their rooms and collapse into bed for a fitful night’s sleep, to begin the same routine the next day. It sounds pretty exhausting just reading about it doesn’t it; however, this is how most people live in today’s world. And sadly, even many professing disciples of Jesus Christ are being swept away by the tide of the urgent, (sometimes referred to as the tyranny of the urgent), only to neglect the things that are most important and matter for eternity which are our relationships with God and his son Jesus Christ, our relationships with our family and our relationships with the members of our church and friends.
In their ever so timely, practical how to book and discussion guide: Real Simplicity, authors Rozanne and Randy Frazee share with us as their reader how it is possible to slow down the pace of our lives, simplify, and find time to enjoy God, as well as the people and thing that matter most in light of our short time here on earth and eternity. What I enjoyed about the book is how “simply” the authors laid the plan out to be able to simplify our lives and become more effective at managing the areas of our lives such as raising children – I wish I had this book when I was raising my 3 sons, (Found in art 3 of the book), being more productive at our workplaces, (Chapter 9), and being involved with the “service” at our churches; (In their book the word “SERVICE” is featured as a covenant of promise in the form of an acronym – you’ll have to read the book to see what it means). Their book is jam packed with personal stories that helps us as the reader understand just to how to simplify our lives, it has a very unique feature which the authors refer to as “The Hebrew Day Planner” and it even has some pretty awesome recipes including one for “Lasagna Soup,” which I have not tried yet but plan on doing so one day very soon – just as soon as I can “simplify” my life more than it already is.
So, if you are seeking “real simplicity” and you want to “make room for life” in your life then the book, “Real Simplicity” is the book for you.
To learn more about the book or to order your own copy, visit the website of Zondervan Publishers.
I have received a complimentary copy of the book from the publisher, Zondervan Publishers, for reviewing it.