Friday, October 12, 2012

Book Review: Enough: Finding More by Living with Less

Enough: Finding More by Living with Less
Will Davis Jr.

I once saw a bumper sticker that said “Live simply, so that others may simply live."“Is there ever a point where you get that next thing and you’re really are satisfied? Is there a point really called enough? And if so, how do you get there …”

Well, if you’re like me, it’s time to read Enough: Finding More by Living with Less by Will Davis Jr. More is not always desirable despite everything our culture tells us. Enough is a guide to making the most out of what we have out of our life, and using Christian faith to find the meaning out of it all.

Did you know that if you live in America and are considered middle-class, you are probably one of the richest people in the world? That’s right. Consider the following statistics: 
  • If you have an annual income of $20,000, you are in the top 11% of richest people in the world.
  • If you have an annual income of $30,000, you are in the top .09 % of the richest people in the world
  •  If you have an annual income of $100,000, you are in the top 0.06% of the richest people in the world 
Davis challenges us to view our possessions, time, money, and talents—and gently leads us to consider living with less in order to do more for others. It includes discussion questions and would make a great book club selection.

Lorraine Walker
Five Points West Library

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