On the bookshelf: Enough by Will Davis, Jr.

Keeping up with the Joneses can be exhausting … and even the Joneses may not be as happy and content with their possessions and lifestyle as it seems. So, what does it mean to live on enough in a culture that’s conditioned to constantly strive for more?

That’s the question Will Davis Jr. strives to answer in “Enough: Finding More By Living With Less.”

He begins by defining enough before moving into sections discussing “more than enough” and “less than enough” with a fair portion of the latter section being a call to action to those who find themselves in the former category. The final two sections describe the path to living with enough and cultivating a “less” mindset.

Throughout each section, Davis weaves Biblical insight with personal stories to illustrate his points. His experience as a church plants has, in many ways, given him plenty of access to stories of God’s provision that may go unnoticed or unknown by others.

Parts of each section were challenging in a good way and brought out points of Scripture that I had never considered. Other parts were more of the same interpretations that I have heard before from other teachers.

The bottom line is that we may disagree on some points, but can agree on the basic premise that our culture of constant craving consistently draws us away a core mission of the church (and individuals); that is, to love God and love people. To that end, Davis offers a path to living a life of less.

And that is enough.

Available July 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
Thanks to Revell for giving me a copy of this book for my review.

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