Celebration of Discipline - The Discipline of Simplicity Summary & Analysis

Richard Foster (religion)
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The Discipline of Simplicity Summary and Analysis

The first of the outward disciplines is simplicity and it is dependent on inward focus. Without placing inner focus on those things God desires for a person, it becomes impossible to simplify life in the manner He desires. It becomes clear the author is referring to simplicity as it relates to monetary spending. To be simple like God desires means to spend less and acquire less, therefore living life simply.

The author explains what the Bible says about simplicity. In the Old Testament the theme is that wealth belongs to God. In the New Testament, Jesus speaks against focusing more on wealth and material goods than on God. When the focus is placed first on communion with God, people will learn they can trust God to provide all they need.

The author provides three inner...

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