February 17, 2016

Book Review: Unstuff

Unstuff: Making Room in Your Life for What Really Matters, by Hayley and Michael DiMarco is an intriguing book that challenges readers to Unstuff their lives.

Stuff is typically defined as cars, homes, clothes, electronics, d├ęcor, etc.  However, Unstuff also focuses on the other aspects of stuff, including relationships, church, money, thoughts, etc.  On page one and two, the DiMarcos write, “This book is about taking a look at your life and all the stuff in it to determine if said stuff is making your life better or derailing it….  Stuff is essentially anything other than God.”

As a married couple, the authors decided their family of three would live in a motor home on the road for three months.  Since they could only bring the necessities, this adventure provided them with the opportunity to Unstuff their lives from material possessions, as well as the extra stuff in life.

It’s a very reader-friendly book with important sentences marked in bold font, mini-lists and questions to ponder, quotations and scripture verses, and even tweets.  Throughout the book, the DiMarcos share personal examples from their own lives and tips they have learned along the way, as well as diary excerpts from their three-month road trip, titled Life on Road, Day #.

Following a Product Disclaimer introduction and eleven reasons answering the question: Why Unstuff?, the six main sections include these topics: Wallet Stuff, Mind Stuff, Body Stuff, Love Stuff, Worship Stuff, and Future Stuff.  Most chapters end with Some Final Stuff.

This interesting book is geared towards all ages, particularly those who want to Unstuff their lives from the aspects that are hindering a deeper relationship with God.

Note: I received this book from Tyndale Blog Network, which is a program designed for bloggers to write book reviews in exchange for books, yet the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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