Monday, January 17, 2011

Book Review: Unstuff by Hayley & Michael DiMarco

Unstuff: Making Room in Your Life for What Really Matters
     The basic premise of the book is that everything in your life falls into 1 of 2 categories: God . . . and stuff.  The authors Hayley and Michael DiMarco take a close look at what’s in your life and which side of the line the things in your life fall into. And the freedom that comes from learning to live with less. 
     The DiMarcos take a close look at the cost of their love affair with stuff. They start by getting rid of anything they don’t need by giving away, selling, or throwing out items that only add to their love for more stuff. Then, the whole family picks up and travels across the country with only what they can fit in a motor home. Only then do they discover what is truly important in their lives.
This book is broken up into 6 sections and each contains candid comments from each author. 

-Wallet Stuff- Talks about our need to spend and using shopping as therapy. With personal accounts from Hayley who is a recovering shopoholic.
-Mind Stuff- talks about instant gratification, depression, drama, and being obsessed with what others think. 
-Body Stuff- deals with eating and weight issues, sleep issues, nervous breakdowns and Low energy. 
-Love Stuff- takes a look into sexual addiction, being selfish or lonely, stuff overpowering love and relationships, and how giving can replace love. 
-Worship Stuff- Talks about not praying not reading the bible and just being a lazy believer. 
-Future Stuff- Tips for avoiding certain triggers, learning to live within your means and learning to rest and sometimes just letting things slide.

The book was very well written and I enjoyed the separate views from each author and snippets that were included. 

*Tyndale House Publishers provided me with a complimentary copy of this book for the purpose of review*


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