Less of More: Pursuing Spiritual Abundance in a World of Never Enough

Less of More: Pursuing Spiritual Abundance in a World of Never Enough

by Chris Nye


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The US Constitution guarantees the right to the pursuit of happiness. But for most Americans, what this really means is the pursuit of more—more money, more prestige, more stuff. We've made idols out of innovation, growth, power, and wealth. Far from offering us happiness and satisfaction, this relentless pursuit of more has only left us exhausted, isolated, miserable, and wondering if there is a better way.

There is. Less of More exposes the American pursuit of more for what it truly is: an attempt to satisfy our souls with the temporary instead of the eternal. Pastor and writer Chris Nye invites us to consider what a full and abundant life looks like apart from money, status, and power. He exposes the lies inherent in our obsession with growth, fame, and wealth, and calls us to a countercultural life marked by connection, obscurity, vulnerability, and generosity.

For anyone who has gained the world but lost their soul, Less of More offers a compelling path toward a life of true, deep, lasting satisfaction with Jesus—not us—at the center of it.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801093890
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/21/2019
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 513,784
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Chris Nye is a pastor and writer living in the Silicon Valley of California with his wife, Allison. He is most recently the author of Distant God, and his writing has appeared in the Washington Post, Christianity Today, Relevant magazine, and various other publications. Chris currently serves as a pastor for leadership development and teaching at Awakening Church, and has been an adjunct professor for theology at Northwest University. He also travels throughout the United States speaking at universities, churches, and conferences. Visit www.chrisnye.co for more.

Table of Contents

Part 1 You Probably Thought There Would Be More

1 Infinite, Unlimited, and Other Lies 13

2 Gaining the World 25

3 Losing Our Soul 35

Part 2 You Were Probably Right

4 Growth and Pace 57

5 Isolation and Connection 73

6 Fame and Obscurity 93

7 Power and Vulnerability 111

8 Wealth and Generosity 131

Part 3 The Implications

9 Death and Life 151

10 Among the Ruins 165

Acknowledgments 179

Bibliography 181

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