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In More or Less, Jeff Shinabarger calls readers to create their own social experiments to answer the question, What is enough?  .

In More or Less, Jeff Shinabarger calls readers to create their own social experiments to answer the question, What is enough? It all started with one idea: What would happen if we created a culture in which we gave away whatever was more than enough for us? . I went through each book and specifically chose a friend I thought would most enjoy that book, wrote them a note about what the book meant to me, and then asked them to pass it along to another friend when they were done. And suddenly I was so happy to see my library shrink since it meant that the books I cared about were now being read by the people I cared about. Non-profit Bookstore Brian Erickson.

In More or Less, Jeff Shinabarger calls readers to create their own social experiments to answer the question. In this important and engaging new book, Jeff makes it clear that when it comes to generosity, connection, and community, too much isn't enough. Jeff Shinabarger lives this timely message every day. The ideas he gives us in this book are grounded in the credibility of a life that embodies the possibilities. Jeff has given all of us something really beautiful in this book.

In More or Less, Jeff Shinabarger calls readers to create their own social experiments to answer the question, What is enough? It all started with one idea: What would happen if we created a culture in which we gave away whatever was more than enough for us? How would our habits change if we shed the excess of money, clutter, and food in our lives? In More or Less, In More or Less, Jeff Shinabarger calls readers to create their own social experiments to answer the question, What is enough?

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As Shinabarger reminds them, defining enough is more than a responsibility-it is an opportunity to give hope. With a foreword by Bob Goff. Read on the Scribd mobile app.

Read unlimited books and audiobooks on the web, iPad, iPhone and Android. As Shinabarger reminds them, defining enough is more than a responsibility-it is an opportunity to give hope. In More or Less, readers will learn how to draw a line of enough in their consumer choices, how to see generosity as a chance to experience freedom in a greedy world, and how to make small changes now that will help others forever.

In More or Less, Jeff Shinabarger calls readers to create their own social experiments to answer the question, "What is enough?" It all started with one idea: What would happen if we created a culture in which we gave away whatever was more than enough for us? How would our habits change if we shed the excess of money, clutter, and food in our lives? .

Jeff joins us with an invitation to discover how small changes now can affect others forever, and also to talk about his book More or Less: Choosing a Lifestyle of Excessive Generosity. We find the joy of living with enough on this latest episode of Connecting Faith

Jeff joins us with an invitation to discover how small changes now can affect others forever, and also to talk about his book More or Less: Choosing a Lifestyle of Excessive Generosity. We find the joy of living with enough on this latest episode of Connecting Faith.

It all started when I was introduced to a book called More or Less by Jeff Shinabarger

It all started when I was introduced to a book called More or Less by Jeff Shinabarger More or Less by Jeff Shinabarger. More or Less by Jeff Shinabarger.

In More or Less, Jeff Shinabarger calls readers to create their own social experiments to answer the question, What is enough? It all started with one idea: What would happen if we created a culture in which we gave away whatever was more than enough for us? How would our habits change if we shed the excess of money, clutter, and food in our lives? In More or Less, readers will learn how to draw a line of enough in their consumer choices, how to see generosity as a chance to exp.

In More or Less, Jeff Shinabarger calls readers to create their own social experiments to answer the question, “What is enough?”

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Samugor
Jeff Shinabarger tells the story of how he moved to a new home in Atlanta and the neighborhood welcoming committee showed up on his doorstep. It was a homeless guy named Clarence who was eager to let the new neighbor know he was “looking for work.” Jeff suddenly saw his life through Clarence’s eyes and realized he had an overabundance of almost everything.

This change in perspective caused Jeff and his wife to engage in a series of social experiments. For instance, after receiving a credit-card bill in January they realized they had overspent at Christmas and didn’t have the means to pay the bill. They cut back their spending and decided to see if they could go for an entire month by eating only the food in the house. They lasted seven weeks without going to the grocery store.

The author also recounts the social experiments of his friends who tried things like going without a car when theirs broke down. In all, the book is an easy to read collection of thought-provoking stories. Some readers have criticized the book for not having enough Christian content, but the author’s goal was not to be preachy. Rather, he wanted to create a sharable book for people regardless of their spiritual comfort level.

I thought personal experiences shared in the book really created a credible message, even more so than quoting a bunch of Bible verses. Rather, the stories made the struggle of determining how much is enough believable and relatable. We all have the tendency to want more and more stuff. Breaking that habit is uncomfortable, at best. By sharing his own challenges, he made it easier for others to embrace the difficulties of defining for ourselves how much is enough.

He also provided thoughtful examples of ways we can benefit others with our excess. It’s not simply about living with less, but about making a difference with the excess we have. Our excess can meet the needs of others if we consider how to make it happen.
Duktilar
Who do you think of, when you think of generosity? We all know someone like this, who lives their life as though nothing they own is solely theirs. If someone needed something, they would take of what belongs to them to meet that need. The beautiful thing about More or Less is that it gives the ability to every single person to be able to take of what they have in excess and to meet the needs of others. It's an incredible challenge to share what we have with the world. We may think we don't have money or resources to this, but there are things I currently have that I no longer need, but someone else may be able to use to make their life better. It just takes a little intentionality to take the steps to make it happen.

In the book, there's no guilt involved, just merely a challenge to ask what is enough, and to make changes based on the answer. This book, and Jeff's journey has been incredibly challenging to me, as I've begun to ask these questions myself. I believe it is truly possible to change the world by opening our eyes to the simple changes we can make to help others succeed.

This book encourages me to make the world better, to learn from others, and to make small changes in my life with huge results for another.
Bliss
This was suggested to me by a friend, as I become more interested in the whole idea of minimalism. This book was quite different than other minimalism-geared books.

This wasn't about living with less. It wasn't about having a smaller house. It wasn't about making less money. It was about using what you have to be more generous to others, when they have a need, or even when they don't have a direct need, but you can use your abundance to help them.

SUMMARY of what I got out of this book: If you have all you really need, then in fact you have more than enough. Use your TIME to helps others, use your extra CONSUMER GOODS to help others, use your FINANCES to bless others. But don't do it out of guilt, but instead, realize that life can be more fulfilling when you are helping others become successful in their own lives.

I liked this one, and will probably listen to it again to solidify many of the challenges and concepts shared in it.

Finally, I "read" the audiobook version, and the narrator is VERY GOOD, using inflection and tone, just as if he is speaking it in a conversation. Very well done.
Pumpit
I read this book upon the recommendation of a friend who told me that it would challenge my perspective. Boy, was he right. I really don't think of myself as a hoarder, but when I read about the excess that most of us have in the way of food, clothing, and other possessions, I realized that I indeed had way more stuff than I could use. Then when you think of the people not only all over the world, but even in our own country who don't have enough, it seems insanely ridiculous for me to have all this stuff!! It clutters our life, our mind, and our soul. Immediately I started cleaning out my closet, I had so many clothes that I couldn't even fit them into my closet and dressers. I filled 3 large trash bags and took them to Goodwill. I then assessed what I had in my pantry, and decided not to get groceries until we had eaten most of what was in the house already. Except for milk and bread, we went over 3 weeks! And probably could have gone much longer but ran out of cheese, yogurt and fresh produce. It is a quick and interesting read, and I went away thankful that I definitely have all I need and more.
More or Less: Choosing a Lifestyle of Excessive Generosity download epub
Christian Living
Author: Jeff Shinabarger
ISBN: 0781408202
Category: Christian Books & Bibles
Subcategory: Christian Living
Language: English
Publisher: David C. Cook (March 1, 2013)
Pages: 272 pages