Other Sellers on Amazon
+ Free Shipping
+ Free Shipping
+ $3.99 shipping
Freedom of Simplicity: Finding Harmony in a Complex World Paperback – August 30, 2005
|New from||Used from|
The Amazon Book Review
Book recommendations, author interviews, editors' picks, and more. Read it now
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Frequently bought together
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
“A stirring and timely message to Christians specifically and to humanity generally.” (Mark Hatfield, senator from Oregon)
“Belongs in the hearts and hands of all who call themselves Christ’s followers.” (David Allan Hubbard, president and professor of Old Testament, Fuller Theological Seminary)
“If everybody in this country could read―and heed―this book, what a difference it would make to the planet.” (Madeleine L'Engle)
“This book will become a challenging and formative part of your spiritual life.” (Lauren Winner, author of Girl Meets God and Real Sex: The Naked Truth About Chastity)
From the Back Cover
- Item Weight : 7.4 ounces
- Paperback : 272 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0060759712
- ISBN-13 : 978-0060759711
- Dimensions : 5.31 x 0.61 x 8 inches
- Publisher : HarperOne; Revised ed. edition (August 30, 2005)
- Reading level : 18 and up
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #419,588 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- Customer Reviews:
Top reviews from the United States
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
What I like the most about Richard J. Foster's book is that it is a holistic approach to simplicity, one that starts at tightening up on one's spiritual life and ends in the outer simplicity which one would expect a book of this nature to deal with. This is much more than a list of ways to simplify one's life or a simple approach to simplicity. This book is a path that takes one through spiritual renewal and shows how that renewal demands the individual to take a look at one's outer mode of existence and simplify it. As Foster points out simplicity begins with an inward transformation and manifests itself outwardly in a more standard definition of simplicity.
I didn't find much use for some of the later chapters on corporate and organizational simplicity and even the beginning of the book where Foster talks about simplicity based on the Old Testament was ponderous to me. However, the sections on simplicity vis-a-vis the New Testament and much of the sections dealing with inner and outer simplicity were chalked filled with so much spiritual insight that I still have to give this book a five star rating.
To me, this book is not just a good read; it is a book that one can go back to many times and find fresh inspiration and direction.