Escape the thorns that jab our souls and limit our life with God

  •  Living More with Less, 30th anniversary edition
  • Doris Janzen Longacre
  • Revised and edited by Valerie Weaver-Zercher
  • © 2010 by Herald Press, Scottsdale, PA 15683
  • 244 pp. plus notes, ppbk.

  Rising from Mennonite culture and the Bible, the concepts in this book shows us many ways to escape the clutches of materialism and honor God in preserving His creation.

 Doris Janzen Longacre wrote the first edition of this book thirty years ago, with a good response from readers. This edition has updated articles and ideas for a lifestyle that can escape the trap of materialism. Jesus called materialism thorns in our souls.

Part One introduces the legacy of Jantzen’s writing and gives a retrospect for today.

Part two, The Life Standards, tells the theology behind living more with less and offers five life standards. Chapters discuss justice, making do, learning from the world community and the importance of nurturing people. One article talks about cherishing the natural order. Jantzen has written on ‘nonconforming freely’—enjoying the life of more with less.

 Part Three, called Living Testimonies, discusses our use of money; our homes; home keeping with less; gardens, farms and markets; cooking and eating; clothes and bodies; transportation and travel; recreation; technology and media, and even churches and meetinghouses that embody the principle of living more with less.

 A well-written and challenging book.

A book about how to live happily with less

LWhere to find this book

 Reviewed by Geni J. White


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I read my first book a week after beginning first grade and haven't slowed down in seventy years. My system often wakes me in the night so I keep books on a chair in the bathroom and do a LOT of reading. I'm a free-lance writer/editor and review books for various authors as well as Thomas Nelson Publishers and I will soon be posting books for a blog tour by, a book promoter.
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