Real Simplicity (Google eBook)

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Zondervan, May 3, 2011 - Religion - 224 pages
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What If You Could . . . •get all your work done by 6:00 p.m.? •eat dinner with your family every night? •form deep, satisfying relationships? •naturally blend the world of church with your everyday life? •spend hours a week on your hobbies? You can! Real Simplicity reveals how to make all of these things a reality. Not by working faster or having more gadgets, but by simply choosing a lifestyle of conversation and community over a lifestyle of accumulation. The Frazees’ practical, motivating insights call you back to the kind of relationships and life rhythms you were created to enjoy. In Real Simplicity, Rozanne and Randy show you how—and why it’s so important—to balance work and play, establish healthy boundaries, deal with children’s activities and homework, bring Jesus to your neighbors, and build authentic bonds with a circle of close friends. Share these insights with those around you and help usher in an amazing transformation: your life and the lives of others blooming, in the midst of the chaos and fragmentation of today’s culture, into communities of purpose and peace.
  

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User Review  - Tianna Wright - Goodreads

Thought provoking and practical. This is a must read for anyone wanting to slow down their pace of life without sacrificing relationships. Read full review

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User Review  - Alison Brown - Goodreads

OK, I felt like this book tried to force several different themes under the umbrella of simplicity, and they didn't gel. I loved chapters 4 and 11 about the concept of consolidating relationships into ... Read full review

Contents

Foreword
A Word from Randy
A Word from Rozanne
Simple Spiced Coffee
CHAPTER 1Crowded Loneliness Managing Too Many Worlds
DISCUSSION AND REFLECTION
CHAPTER 2The Connection RequirementCreated for Community
CHAPTER 3The Secret of the Bedouin ShepherdThe Solution Is Not More of the Same
CHAPTER 8The Lost Art of Play Seven Ways Our Children Are Losing
DISCUSSION AND REFLECTION
CHAPTER 9 Ten Principles of Productivity Getting Work Done at Work
DISCUSSION AND REFLECTION
CHAPTER 10Discovering the Convivium The Importance of Sharing a Meal
DISCUSSION AND REFLECTION
CHAPTER 11The First Church of the Neighborhood Bringing Church Home
DISCUSSION AND REFLECTION

Curried Lamb and Lentil Stew
DISCUSSION AND REFLECTION
CHAPTER 4The Circle of Life Restructuring Our Relationships
DISCUSSION AND REFLECTION
CHAPTER 5The Hebrew Day Planner Restructuring Our Time
Mom Frazees Polish Boys
DISCUSSION AND REFLECTION
CHAPTER 6Getting Life Out of Balance The Need for Boundaries
DISCUSSION AND REFLECTION
An Endangered Species How Our Lifestyles Affect Our Children
DISCUSSION AND REFLECTION
CHAPTER 12Life Busters Part 1 Dealing with Sports and Homework
DISCUSSION AND REFLECTION
CHAPTER 13Life Busters Part 2 Dealing with the Pressures of Work
DISCUSSION AND REFLECTION
AFTERWORD
APPENDIX
Notes
Acknowledgments
Praise for
About the Publisher
Copyright

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Rozanne has been on the journey to “Real Simplicity” for 29 years with her husband, Randy Frazee. She has been a pastor’s wife for 20 of those years. She is mother to 4 grown children, and has one granddaughter. Rozanne loves running, reading, cooking, interpreting for the deaf at her church, spending time with family and friends, playing with her granddaughter and mostly spending time with her husband and best friend Randy.

Randy Frazee is the senior minister at Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas. Oak Hills is one of the largest churches in America, where Randy teaches and leads in partnership with pastor and author Max Lucado.  An emerging leader and innovator in spiritual formation and biblical community, Randy is the architect of The Story church engagement campaign.  He is the author of The Heart of The Story, The Connecting Church 2.0,  The Christian Life Profile Assessment, and coauthored Real Simplicity with his wife Rozanne.  

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