Biblical Minimalism by Cheryl E Smith
I was thankfully the recipient of a gift copy of Cheryls book, "Biblical Minimalism," and I have been a longtime follower of her writings. I found her book to be one of encouragement to not only simplify your life by eliminating stuff (possessions) you can do without, but to also be brave enough to let go the sentimental things such as greeting cards, souvenirs and trinkets that are clutter you really don't need. I am making my personal list of where to start to downsize by beginning with my linens and clothing from my closet. In my kitchen there are unused items that my deceased husband purchased, that I have never used, and these will soon be given away as I find someone who will put them to good use. Cheryl also addressed the need to tithe and her confession that failing to do so brought more head ache to their debt. Cheryl was brave to address the need to eliminate toxic relationships that are dragging you down; and was careful to not include marriage unless there was abuse. I was amazed how well she handled the reality of stress when a person is overloaded with commitments and the need to be able to say no. Is it really beneficial? is it worth it? Are those you minister to actually desiring change, or do they just desire your attention? At the focal point is Jesus; and our relationship with Him. Can we have more time and be free from anxiety to sit at His feet as we eliminate those things that bind us? I found her book encouraging, challenging and I would recommend it to purchase, to read and then to share it with someone else.
Her book is available on Amazon.com as an e-book or a paperback.