Holy Living: Simplicity

Spiritual Practices for Building a Life of Faith

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Holy Living: Simplicity
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Published February 2020

Your daily walk with Christ starts here.

"While physical training has some value, training in holy living is useful for everything. It has promise for this life now and the life to come." ~ 1 Timothy 4:8

Christians crave a deeper, more intimate relationship with God. Spiritual disciplines are activities and practices that guide you in your daily walk through life bringing you closer to Christ. They also help you to make a difference in our world. Practicing these spiritual disciplines opens you to God's transforming love and help you experience Holy Living.

At its core, the spiritual practice of simplicity enables us to eliminate from our lives all the things—both material possessions and thoughts, habits, and attitudes—that distract us from God so that God has complete freedom to work in and through us. Simplicity brings freedom, balance, and perspective to our lives and enables us to align our priorities with the priorities of God. It reorients us and allows us to be open to the present moment. Developing the spiritual practice of simplicity is key to a healthy, vibrant relationship with God and others. This book helps us know how to begin and implement this practice.

This is one of series of eight books. Each book in this series introduces a spiritual practice, suggests way of living the practice daily, and provides opportunities to grow personally and in a faith community with others who engage with the practice. Each book consists of an introduction and four chapters and includes questions for personal reflection and group discussion.

Other disciplines studied: Celebration, Confession, Discernment, Neighboring, Study, and Worship.


About the Author

Wendy J. Miller

Wendy J. Miller, retired from teaching at Eastern Mennonite Seminary, continues to train persons in spiritual direction and equip supervisors
of spiritual directors. Author of several books on prayer and spiritual companioning, her recent works offer guidance for persons awakening to the missional spiritual emergence God is birthing within and beyond the walls of the church.