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Inside-Out Simplicity [Kindle Edition]

Joshua Becker
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Get ready for a 360 degree approach to the simplified lifestyle. “Inside-Out Simplicity: Life-Changing Keys to your Most Important Relationships” goes beyond the superficial, external fixes to our complicated lives. Instead, this book dares to focus on the very heart and soul of a simplified life.

It is based on the truth that a truly simplified life begins in a person’s soul and will help the reader find an inside-out simplicity by focusing on life-changing principles in their most important relationships.

Healthy relationships are absolutely essential for simplicity. And healthy relationships always flow from the inside-out.

• It is meant to challenge you.
• It is meant to encourage you.
• It is meant to inspire you.
• It is destined to help you find a simpler way of life.

Some of the topics and principles covered in the book will help you:
• Discover why healthy relationships are essential to a simplified life.
• Live intentionally by embracing contentment, gratitude, and humility.
• Promote generosity, kindness, service, and forgiveness as a way of life.
• Find greater simplicity in your marriage by focusing on the essential building blocks.
• Be intentional in your dealings with your children and family.

Length: 104 pages.


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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Primer, Plus Some - Simplicity Plus Morality December 9, 2011
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The other reviewers are correct that this is a relatively short book. It's not possible to get a page count on a Kindle edition, but based on the number of "locations" it's roughly the equivalent of a 130-page print book.

Don't confuse the lack of pages with a lack of content, however. There's enough material in here for you to chew on for quite awhile - especially if you're new to minimalism & simple living.

This isn't a "sell all your stuff, ditch all your old friends, move across the world and live out of a backpack" book. In this book Joshua meets you where you are, and give you practical tips to help you move toward a meaningful life - not just a life with less stuff.

If you're looking for a good starter book to unpack the essentials of minimalism & simple living, this is a great choice.

If you're looking for a decent book about how to find more meaning in your life, this is a great choice.

If you're interested in learning about how minimalism & simplicity can work into a Christian belief system, that's even covered in this book - although not in a way that I think would offend non-Christians.

It's a good read, it's a quick read, and I think it's the sort of book that you'll want to periodically re-read. Well worth the few bucks!
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars well-thought-out take on life . . . November 27, 2011
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I read this book on my new Kindle Fire, and thought it was a very thoughtful take on what it really means to have a simplified life. It means paring down to the essentials, AFTER thinking about what those essentials are. The author is a Christian, which I am not, but I found his views on spirituality to be nonetheless helpful and nonjudgmental. I'd recommend this book to anyone who wants to understand just what it takes to have a meaningful life, filled with deep relationships that matter. It IS a short book - as a book on "simplicity" should be, but it is meaty and satisfying, inside-out.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars thought provoking, quick read November 27, 2011
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I bought both of Becker's ebooks when they were 99 cents. Inside Out tackled deeper issues and helped me examine places in my non-physical life that could use some work. Warning - somewhere in the book you will disagree, perhaps strongly, with Becker. For me it was his views on sex. But keep reading, its worth it.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Much Needed Common Sense January 2, 2012
By Evelyn
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Somewhere along the way we lose our common sense and we need a reminder. Its non-judgmental and he doesn't lecture you on morality. Its straight forward and thought provoking. An author doesn't need to write 4000 pages to do that. Less is more. I've read both his books and they have gotten me to think and make changes in my life. You don't need to ditch it all, live off the grid, organic farm, use cloth diapers and spend 10 hrs a day meditating and doing yoga to lead a spiritual, simple, moral, satisfying and relevant life. You can do that living in a suburb of NYC and working a 9-5 job. Thanks for reminding me of that and not making me feel bad.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not that surpring... March 11, 2012
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Maybe because I've read a lot about the subject, this book didn't bring enough new information and ideas as to be considered a very productive read. It wasn't super inspiring either.
I believe it would be a good start for anyone new to the subject of simplicity and minimalism, though.
It is very well written and the author is really honest and agreeable.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!!!! January 23, 2013
By abigail
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so grateful that i bought the book- Love the part about if you are trying to become a minimalist and your partner is not and the things you can learn from your children about life- this book is pact with great guidence- love it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Do you have kids? Clutter? A must-read! January 25, 2014
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I was always a fairly organized person in my pre-kid days, but then three babies in a four year span turned our house into a place I didn't recognize. This book explores the ways we clutter our lives with unnecessary "things" and gives practical advice to regain your sense of calm & purpose in the midst of the kid-clutter storm! If you have kids, then you most likely have clutter, and you definitely need this book!!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Book November 10, 2012
By Jody
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this is a book every adult could and should read. We put too much pressure on ourselves to look a certain way by owning so much stuff. We don't need it! Really our stuff is taking over our lives. When relationship should be number one our time is already claimed by our need to work to support our stuff. Check this book out for some thought provoking questions as to why we do what we do.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring book
A good quick book to help keep you focused on what is important in our crazy commercial world. Read it
Published 16 days ago by Donna Bentley
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth reading as a stepping stone, reminder or inspiration.
A fairly easy read, and some good reminders about how to enjoy life more.
Published 2 months ago by mooncat1973a
5.0 out of 5 stars 'One of the best books I've ever read'
It's so good to be challenged about how we live, think and act. Getting a revelation of simplicity inside and out will change your life forever.
Published 2 months ago by Steph
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved it!
I'm constantly going back to this book to re-read. It is great and insightful. Exactly what I hoped it would be! Very helpful!
Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read
A fantastic read for anyone looking to simplify their life and get off the crazy fast track we seem to live in.
Published 4 months ago by Maryann Petraitis
4.0 out of 5 stars great simple read
Loved this. Great for every area of your life.. I started with decluttering the house.. Then moved to inside out.. Great simple impactful tips
Published 6 months ago by djsm
5.0 out of 5 stars Love
I have been following Joshua Becker for a few years now and love his take on a simple life. This book is well written and easy to read.
Published 7 months ago by Holly
4.0 out of 5 stars really enjoyed this book
The concepts are not knew but he does a good job of reminding us how to simplify our internal selves. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Regina
5.0 out of 5 stars chop wood, carry water
Love Becker's re-rack of life. A choice it is doubtful he will ever regret. Simplicity is more of a challenge than you think after being raised in our more is more world. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Tracy Sondeen
5.0 out of 5 stars Live simply, yet abundantly
Joshua Becker gives excellent advice on living a simple life. He writes from his own experiences. It isn't advice that is drastic, but lessons in how to gradually make these... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Felicia Walker
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More About the Author

Joshua Becker and his young family live in Peoria, AZ. In many ways, they are just your typical middle-class, suburban family--minus the dog and relentless pursuit of physical possessions.

After a conversation with their neighbor on Memorial Day 2008, Joshua and his family decided to pursue a more minimalist lifestyle. Consequently, they decided to remove their nonessential possessions. Eventually, over 70% of their belongings were sold, donated, or discarded. In exchange for owning less, they found a life of more freedom, more contentment, more generosity, and more opportunity to pursue the things that mattered most.

Joshua is the Founder and Editor of Becoming Minimalist, a website dedicated to inspiring others to find more life by owning less. The website welcomes over 300,000 regular readers each month. The website has inspired millions around the world to consider the practical benefits of owning fewer possessions and given them the practical help to get started. His books have sold in the tens of thousands. And his writing has led to speaking opportunities all across America and media appearances in the Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post Live, and the CBS Evening News.

No doubt, you'll be inspired to approach life with a whole new mindset after meeting Joshua.

Media or Speaking Inquiries should be directed to Joshua at becomingminimalist [at] gmail.com.


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