Spiritual Simplicity: Doing Less, Loving More

Spiritual Simplicity: Doing Less, Loving More


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Spiritual Simplicity: Doing Less, Loving More by Chip Ingram

Pastor Chip Ingram shows that the answer to our culture’s craving for simplicity and peace lies not simply in doing less but in loving more.

Changing “Love” from a Noun to a Verb

In our frantically driven, complex lifestyle, we suffer from fatigue, little margin, shallow relationships, and fractured families. As a result of this driven lifestyle, our souls are dis-eased—they have a lack of ease. This highly practical, comforting book maintains that it is possible to run the race at a different, more meaningful speed. Not only is it possible; it’s absolutely necessary.

The key to simplifying life, Chip Ingram says, is to make sure love is your #1 priority. Love redirects our focus and unravels the complex, overextended lifestyle that keeps us ever running but never arriving. In Spiritual Simplicity, Ingram explains how to change our love from a noun to a verb and choose to concentrate on what really matters: the people we love the most.

Each chapter ends with probing questions to help you process, ponder, and discuss the life-giving principles laid out in this desperately needed book.


If you crave simplicity, yearn for peace and calm, this book is for you. Through biblical teaching and practical insights, author Chip Ingram goes beyond so-called quick fixes and speaks to men and women who know what they need to do, want desperately to do it, but find it next to impossible to break free of the too many good and important things that flood their lives.

The thesis of this book is very simple: Spiritual simplicity will never be achieved by strategic, managerial attempts to control our lives and schedules but through doing less because we love more. As you learn the practice of loving people, you will experience a shift from complex to simple, from hurried to peaceful, from “never enough time” to “time enough for those you love.” Lasting change is within your reach.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781439138274
Publisher: Howard Books
Publication date: 01/08/2013
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 661,824
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.00(d)

About the Author

Chip Ingram is senior pastor of Venture Christian Church in Los Gatos, California, and the president and teaching pastor of Living on the Edge, an international teaching and discipleship ministry. He is the author of ten books, including Good to Great in God’s Eyes; Love, Sex & Lasting Relationships; and The Invisible War. He has four children and six grandchildren with his wife Theresa.

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Spiritual Simplicity: Doing Less, Loving More 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous 5 months ago
May tell you what you already know, but compels you with the love of Christ to actually adjust your behavior to do less and love more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She lays at the Moonstone and closes her eyes, wishing for the best. "Help!" Snowyfur jumped. She was in Starclan. "Help!" Snowyfur's ears perked. It sounded... familiar. "BOO!" "Eeeeeek!" Snowyfur yelped. It was Bluestar, of course. Bluestar laughed, smiling. "How's my sister's daughter's daughter's daughter's neice doing?" "Great alright. Do you have anything from Darkclan? Er, Spiritclan, I mean?" Snowyfur asked. "Nope, saying hi." Snowyfur yawned. "Get some rest, little one. Everyday's an adventure." Bluestar's soft voice sent SnowyFur to sleep.