Reviewed by Melanie Lott, LDSFiles.com Staff Writer
Simplify - A Guide to Caring for the Soul by Carolyn J. Rasmus. Published by Deseret Book.
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Sister Rasmus takes the word "simplify" and breaks down each letter to form the title of her chapters. They are as follows: Stillness, Integrity, Mercy, Prune, Let Go, Impossible, Fortify, and You. The chapter that meant the most to me was the one about integrity. She explained how we're not leading a life of integrity if our beliefs are not in accordance with our actions. In other words, if we believe in the power of prayer and scripture study, but are not doing it daily in our lives, we feel "pulled apart" and that life is too complicated. If we try to find time in our lives for those things, it will never happen. We must make time for those important things. As I have started to follow much of the counsel in her book, I've found myself getting more things done in a day, having more peace and patience with my children. It's been a wonderful change. I can lie down at night and know I have done the important things.
I could go on about the virtues of this book, but I want to save some insights for you as you read it and allow you to get what you personally need from it. I highly recommend this engaging and thought-provoking book.