Living Simply: Choosing Less in a World of More

Quality Over Quantity Means a Great Life

Whew! You can multitask like a pro—you prove it every day. But while you’re used to being pulled in multiple directions, that doesn’t mean you like it. You yearn for something more…not on your to-do list, but in the heart of daily living. Now Living Simply shows you how to make this ideal life your real life today! Joanne Heim’s refreshing perspective and pointed guidance address specific areas you’d like to transform, from family and friendships to meals and celebrations. This book responds to the longings of your heart not with pat answers, but with practical solutions. Never have such simple changes yielded such sweeping results!

Errands to run. Friends to meet. Laundry to fold. Dinner to cook. Messages to check. Calls to make. Gas tank to fill. Lists to do. Notes to self. Bills to pay. Dog to walk. Appointments to make. Schedules to keep. Lunches to pack. Party to plan.

Enjoy true abundance!

“This is the book I wanted to write, but was too busy simplifying my life. I laughed out loud and am provoked to action. Well done, Joanne.”
-Lisa Ryan

“If you find yourself living a full life rather than simply living life to the fullest, this book is for you.”
-Lisa Whelchel

Story Behind the Book

“Simplicity is not just about cooking a month’s worth of meals in one day or learning how to speed clean your kitchen,” says Joanne Heim. “Women long for a better quality of life, but we wonder just how to get it. In Living Simply , I ponder what it takes to slow down and downsize while living in a culture that supersizes everything from french fries to SUVs. I want more meaning and less stuff, and simplicity is a means to a better quality of life. Choosing this isn’t about turning my back on the world or lowering my expectations, but about making wise choices and finding the abundant life promised by Jesus.”

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By Jenni (The United States) · ★☆☆☆☆ · August 03, 2008
i abandoned this book fairly quickly into starting it. Every other paragraph is about how to integrate God into your life. Less how to live simply than how to live spiritually. If that's what you're looking for... its probably perfect, it certainly wasn't what i was looking for. ...more
By Bobbi (Greenwood, IN) · ★★★★★ · February 18, 2009
This book was great! Joanne is great! I now follow her blog, almost religiously! I'm super excited for her next book...and I'm hoping to review it! She is a truly a woman after God's own heart! ...more
By Michelle (The United States) · ★★★★☆ · April 08, 2008
This was a really good book to encourage me to look at my life and what I can do to simplify and streamline it in order to have more time for the things that really matter to me. ...more
By Melissa (Switzerland) · July 09, 2008
Oh, this pile of "currently reading" books...This one is a nice look into simplifying life. More of a read for busy moms, but I think that anyone could benefit from it. ...more
By Teeni (Reinbeck, IA) · ★★★★☆ · July 18, 2008
Took me a long time to read, but I got a lot out of it. Aimed at married women, probably with kids. ...more
By Candice (Oxford, NY) · ★★★★★ · February 24, 2009
This is an excellent book for anyone who feel like life is overwhelming and how to make it more manageable. ...more
By Lynda (Saint Paul, MN) · ★★★☆☆ · August 01, 2009
Slowing down and concentrating on the things that are really important. ...more
By Tiffany (Palo Alto, CA) · ★★★★★ · December 13, 2009
I have passed this book on to my mother. I have learned so much about how to live a much simpler life now, and for my husband and our future to come. ...more
By Laura (The United States) · ★★★★★ · June 27, 2008
wonderful ...more