The More of Less: Finding the Life You Want Under Everything You Own

The More of Less: Finding the Life You Want Under Everything You Own

Don?t Settle for More Most of us know we own too much stuff. We feel the weight and burden of our clutter, and we tire of cleaning and managing and organizing. While excess consumption leads to bigger houses, faster cars, fancier technology, and cluttered homes, it never brings happiness. Rather, it results in a desire for more. It redirects our God-given passions to t Don?t Settle for More Most of us know we own too much stuff. We feel the weight and burden of our clu...

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Title:The More of Less: Finding the Life You Want Under Everything You Own
Author:Joshua Becker
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:1601427964
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:240 pages pages

The More of Less: Finding the Life You Want Under Everything You Own Reviews

  • Conrad Zero
    Sep 28, 2017
    An excellent beginner's guide to minimalism. Plenty of practical advise for starting out, and I really enjoyed his attitude/mindset towards minimalism - not just in material things but in your time and relationships as well. He suggests looking at your life to figure out what you actua...
  • Gina
    Jun 18, 2016
    To be honest, I skimmed this book, and I did so because: 1) I'm at the point where I'm more interested in practical application and exercises, not personal stories. A bit of that is fine, but every minimalist blogger/author has a story of how they came to to minimalism, and those st...
  • Deb
    Jun 22, 2017
    I have followed the author's blog for quite a while, so the book was a bit repetitive for me. Plus, there were too many religious "tie-ins" that I wasn't expecting. If you're not familiar with minimalism this would be a good start though. ...
  • Kathy
    Sep 26, 2017
    First off this book is from a Christian perspective. I'm Christian so this worked for me and made me appreciate it even more. However for those who will be turned off by scripture stories this might not be for you (they are just at the beginning and at the end). This is the 4th clutter...
  • Jennifer
    Aug 10, 2016
    I had very high hopes for this one, as I am a minimalist at heart, but I was disappointed. Maybe I've just read all there is to read on the subject but I kept having the feeling that Becker was trying to sell me on minimalism, literally, which I suppose makes sense since promoting it i...
  • Ericka Clouther
    Jun 23, 2018
    I read a lot of these home organization books- and this one is more about minimalism- but this one has so much soul! I loved it! ...
  • Rachel Willard
    May 09, 2016
    There was nothing new here compared to his other books and other authors have done better with this subject. I also didn't appreciate the gratuitous amount of Christian preaching that this book had. There should have been a disclaimer on the back that this was a religious book. ...
  • Vivian
    Jun 27, 2016
    Thank you Joshua Becker for your inspirational and motivating "why" and "how to" manual on what you call "minimalism". I've already implemented some of your very practical and doable suggestions. I've read aloud many excerpts to my family. It seems we've been on this journey for at lea...
  • Amber  ~ The Reading Addict
    Sep 05, 2018
    Even if you, like me, are not intent on becoming a minimalist right now, this book is very impactful. I love Becker's emphasis on living with purpose above all else. He ties that into minimalism, but more than anything, I loved his take on imbuing your life with meaning and gratitude. ...
  • Lisa
    Jan 10, 2018
    3.5 rounded up. This was good but not great, and it got a little preachy at the end. Joshua Becker's ultimate hope is that you use minimalism as a way to give back to the community in a big way, as in 'since we downsized and now pay $3,000 less a year in mortgage costs, let's donat...
  • Jenny (adultishbooks)
    Nov 11, 2016
    3.5 Stars I was a little iffy on this book at first. It felt like a Beginner's Guide to Minimalism but soon morphed into a book that could help even the most hardcore of minimalists. This is a great next step for anyone who has read The Life Changing Magic of Tidying up and wants...
  • Katrina
    Sep 29, 2016
    One star is probably too harsh because the writing was fine, it was easy to read and moved along. He just didn't have much to say. From the intro, I thought it was going to be more of a memoir of his experiences with minimalism, with some insights from a Christian perspective. Instead,...
  • Monica
    Aug 17, 2017
    Sound advice. A snappy read. ...
  • Emma Sea
    Jun 18, 2016
    A very good book if you are considering cutting down on your stuff and just want a nudge to take the plunge. If you've already made that decision this will not be as useful. ...
  • Kent
    Apr 21, 2017
    I listened to this as a sort of pep talk before I moved into my new house. I also don't think it hurts to take a look at my online shopping habit now that Trump made our browsing data a yard sale. Marketers know me better than I know myself and I think I should try to become more mindf...
  • Jelle Derckx
    May 03, 2016
    Joshua Becker was in 2008 bezig met het opruimen van zijn garage. Hij maakte tijdens het opruimen een praatje met zijn buurvrouw die zei: ?Ja, we zijn niet allemaal minimalist zoals mijn dochter?. Toen ging er een lampje branden bij Joshua net als bij mij in 2012. ?Minimalisme ka...
  • Val Shameless ⚓️ Steamy Reads ⚓️
    Nov 28, 2018
    3 Stars I have gotten into minimalism over the last year or so and I think this is the third, or fourth (or fifth?) book I've read on the subject. I think if this had been the first book I had read on minimalism, I would have enjoyed it more. For those just starting to dip their...
  • Moshe Mikanovsky
    Jun 08, 2017
    Some good advice in this book. Would have been higher rating if not for the Christian/Jesus references throughout the book. Felt preachy at times. If the book would have been named The More Of Less for the Christian Soul I could have decided to read it, or not, with that context. But i...
  • Rachel Dawson
    May 06, 2016
    I'm so attracted to the idea of minimalism, but I'm also such an over-spender and shopper and Target lover, ya know? So this one definitely sparked my interest when I saw it come by the office book pile of advanced reader copies we get from publishers. It, like Marie Kondo's book, made...
  • Christina DeVane
    Jan 08, 2018
    I enjoyed this motivating read to live life in control of what you own and not spending your life taking care of all your stuff. I appreciated his analogy of generational impact on keeping things as I?ve thought this myself. Also his emphasis on minimalism will look different for eve...
  • Sarah
    May 02, 2016
    So I've been a minimalist for a solid year and a half now and it's been almost two years since I started researching and toying with the idea of it. For a while I said I was on a "minimalist kick," but clearly it's not just a kick anymore. Joshua Becker's blog, Becoming Minimalist, ...
  • Jen Dykxhoorn
    Jul 14, 2016
    Mediocre at best. Didn't realize the overt religiosity contained in the book. Becker attempts to justify the biblical bits as "relevant to all faiths and viewpoints" but he does come off as very preachy and self-richeous. I was reading this book to gain inspiration to continue my...
  • Trevyn Hubbs
    Jan 30, 2017
    Here's a summary - sometimes the things you accumulate get in the way of your goals. There are 200+ pages full of filler. I'm preparing for a move and will be reorganizing my stuff, so I thought this might be a good read. I'm all for getting rid of things that I don't need or a...
  • Anne Lawson
    Aug 15, 2016
    In the world of simplicity/decluttering books (and there are a lot out there now), some say Joshua Becker says nothing new. Others have criticized his emphasis on Christianity. Here's my take: 1. I have read nearly ALL books having to do with minimalism, simplicity, declutter...
  • Laura
    May 14, 2017
    **Disclaimer** I checked this book out from the local library, so it did not add permanent clutter to my house :) I'm going limit my review to a list of things I liked and didn't like, since this is a book about minimalism after all. What I liked: First, Minimalism is a needed fo...
  • Bingjun
    Dec 25, 2016
    A book on minimalism life style but nothing new, at least for me... Probably better for someone who is completely new to minimalism. The only useful take home message for me is the 29 rule - remove 29 or 29% of your items (e.g., clothes, kitchen appliances, etc.) for 29 days and see if...
  • Christy
    Apr 22, 2017
    I must admit I was disappointed when the opening story for this book was exactly the same as his other book, Clutter Free with Kids. However the last few chapters more than made up for it. If you're new, or relatively new to this subject this is a great book to start. If you're lookin...
  • Kelene Totzke
    May 02, 2016
    Over the weekend I had the pleasure of reading an advance copy of Joshua Becker?s new book, ?The More of Less.? By the 2nd chapter, I had to put the book down for a second to get a highlighter. As I continued to read, I started thinking, ?I can?t wait to pass this book on to ...
  • Cathy Scott
    Oct 05, 2016
    I really enjoyed this book! I've read the Kon Mari book as well and enjoyed this one much more. Although they both have somewhat different purposes. This book was great at explaining what minimalism is, why people do it, how to achieve it, and what benefits it can bring. I really a...
  • Jeanniehay64
    May 04, 2018
    I found this book useful although I am not a materialistic person. It did make me think of the times I bought something to make me feel better!! We do live in a consumerism society and to revalue our own needs is always a good thing! Living life to the extreme is detrimental and va...