25 March 2012

3-2-1 Stop - a Book Review

It's always an honor when someone trusts you with their carefully-crafted words. Lorilee Lippencott recently gave me the privilege of reading and reviewing her latest, 321 Stop - stop running and start living, just released last week. You can read more great reviews at Amazon, but trust me, this is a must read for anyone looking to find an individualized guide to living a more simple life.
Fresh off a trip to the African Bush, I paused at the observation of our society waging a battle against too much stuff while people all over the world suffer from a lack of basic human needs. It’s a cultural war, but each of us has to figure out our own exit strategy. In 3-2-1 Stop, Lorilee Lippencott gently steers you to a life where less truly is more. It’s not just another Minimalist-How-To. It’s a practical, emotional, & spiritual guide to owning a smaller slice of the proverbial American Pie and discovering a more manageable lifestyle. 
Unlike other blogger-turned-writers, I didn’t feel like Lorilee was regurgitating her free blog into a money-making script.  Each chapter is packed with encouragement, inspirational advice and valuable resources. Lorilee’s conversational approach invites you to come sit “in a clean, uncluttered, cozy chair with a cup of something fancy” while you ponder some real questions. It’s a process of self-examination where you have the freedom to make your own assessment of what to keep and what to let out of your life.
Whether or not you agree with Lorilee’s Christian perspective, you’ll be blessed by her guidance as you learn to analyze your life and establish your own goals. If you apply the concepts, you’ll soon be on the path that is right for you – not necessarily a path comfortable for society at large – even if it is the road less trodden. 

If you like the book, you'll love her blog Loving Simple Living

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