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Living Well, Spending Less Audiobook

Living Well, Spending Less: 12 Secrets of the Good Life

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Publisher's Summary

Living Well, Spending Less is Ruth Soukup's first audiobook, following her wildly successful blog of the same name. She gives her listeners even more of what they love about the blog: lots of creative, helpful ideas and advice for moms on a budget, along with stories from her own journey to discovering what the Good Life is really all about.

©2014 Ruth Soukup (P)2014 Zondervan

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    A. Alabaster, AL, United States 04-16-15
    A. Alabaster, AL, United States 04-16-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Good Advice"

    This was a nice refresher on how to scale back and focus on the important things in life. I liked the message of service and humility while serving God, family and friends, and others.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer PATERSON, NJ, United States 01-16-15
    Amazon Customer PATERSON, NJ, United States 01-16-15 Member Since 2010

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    "My first self help audio book"

    This book is mixed with humor, bible verses, and how to break bad habits that could lead to financial disaster meaningless behavior. I will be looking forward to reading more my this author.

    23 of 25 people found this review helpful
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    Eileen Marie Tennessee, USA 01-08-15
    Eileen Marie Tennessee, USA 01-08-15
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    "Very Helpful!"

    I live on a very tight budget. When I say tight, I mean it makes people around me on a typical tight budget grimace. I honestly wasn't sure what I could get out of "spending less". There are still many basic things I need! But what us addressed in this book is not so much a budget as it is your heart attitude. IMO, it was beautifully executed and extremely helpful. Especially the goal setting section! Definitely a worth while read!

    22 of 25 people found this review helpful
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    Jessica 10-02-15
    Jessica 10-02-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Well intentioned but too many suggestions to be helpful"

    The author makes some good suggestions in her book but it ends up feeling like a laundry list of conflicting advice. For example, we're meant to keep our house clean, volunteer, put others first, clip coupons, stock up on groceries, be silly and whimsical, be the best at our jobs but yet also make time for ourselves, cut back if we're over committed, be silent and still. You can't be all things to all people but that seems to be the resulting message of this book.

    I also find the tiny feminist in me viscerally reacting to her examples of things women can do to volunteer, be a good wife, or even discover a hobby, such as: bake cookies, knit, craft, etc. It felt a bit archaic to me. What about figuring out how to start a business, learning how to code or physically defend yourself? I think the narrator's overly optimistic and cheery voice added to my perception, perhaps I would have been better served reading it in print.

    14 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    your public name 01-13-15
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    "pray, pray, pray the mess away -- Yikes!"
    What disappointed you about Living Well, Spending Less?

    I don't think praying is the best advice for this topic. How absurd!


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Audible description needs to highlight that this book is for evangelical Christians only.

    In chapter 1 (paraphrased): "The most important thing you need to do, beyond all of my other advice in this book, is to pray to God."


    90 of 115 people found this review helpful
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    Temeka 01-06-15
    Temeka 01-06-15
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    "Life changing read!"

    I want to give this book to every woman I know. Thank you for blessing me with this book, it was life changing

    15 of 19 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 02-11-15 Member Since 2016
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    "A must read, it covers everything!"

    Excellent, This book covered every area I've been praying for! Thank you! A must read!

    8 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    amazon shopper 01-31-15 Member Since 2013
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    "I intend to listen to this book yearly"

    Wow! So inspirational! I also got a kindle version to read. May God bless this woman for writing the message I really needed to hear. Every chapter was full of wisdom.

    11 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    M. Mao 08-04-15
    M. Mao 08-04-15

    It is not the critic who counts

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    "Only buy this book if you are a hardcore Christian"

    She quotes the Bible, in every paragraph, it feels as if 1/5 of the book is quotes from the Bible or some other literature. I being pulling hair aftet half an hour, I can't say whether this is a good book or bad book, because It is so distracting, and feels insulting at times because her advices is often pray and let god lead you.

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    Maria M. 01-13-16
    Maria M. 01-13-16
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    "Strong religious overtone"

    This is explicitly Christian .... There really should be a disclosure. Even for someone who is generally pretty tolerant of religious rhetoric is really took away from the expectation of this being a resource for spending and lifestyle change. Felt this was more of the author lamenting about personal woes and religious sermonizing.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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