Uncluttered: Free Your Space, Free Your Schedule, Free Your Soul

Uncluttered: Free Your Space, Free Your Schedule, Free Your Soul

How can we sift through the busyness, the mess, and the stress to uncover the abundant life God offers? Uncluttered is not a formula about what stuff you need to give up. It's about slowing down long enough for God to remind you of his truth and what it means to be his child. Through heartwarming, relatable, and hilarious stories, Courtney Ellis shares her journey from a life of stress, stuff, and exhaustion to one of peace, space, and fulfillment.

You'll learn practical tips for paring down your possessions, simplifying your schedule, and practicing the ancient art of Sabbath (even if you are a parent!)

Uncluttered covers 12 relevant Christian lifestyle topics such as: Applying Spiritual Disciplines
Sabbath: Receiving the Gift of Rest Worship: The Ultimate Uncluttered Act Prayer: Holy Whispers Hospitality: Hot Dogs, Strangers, and You (and more!) Practical Lifestyle Tips
The Secret of Simplicity: God First Stuff: More Is Not Always Better Technology: How to 'Turn Off' Uncluttered Kids: Simple, Soulful Parenting (and more!) Uncluttered ushers you towards a lifestyle of holiness and joy in the Lord. Author Courtney Ellis' sharp wit, clever humor, and profound insights will not only take you on an exciting journey through her walk with the Lord, but will also lead you to uniquely experience yours. Find out what happens when you simply put God first.

Paperback, approx. 220 pages, 6 x 9 inches. ISBN 978-1-62862-791-6.

Peace. Less. Still. Enough. Simple. Clear. Rested. Read Uncluttered. --John Ortberg, senior pastor of Menlo Church and author

The key to healthy, sustainable, contagious faith is our commitment to living simpler, quieter, more uncluttered lives. This is the urgent and soul-nourishing message of Uncluttered. --Brett McCracken, senior editor at The Gospel Coalition

With disarming candor, sly humor and the empathy of the pastor and spiritual counselor that she is, Courtney Ellis has given us a gift. --Tod Bolsinger, Vice President & Chief of Leadership Formation, Fuller Seminary

Uncluttered is a funny, nonjudgmental, down-to-earth guide not just for clearing out junk, but for laying hold of freedom in order to perceive God and abide with him. --Aubry G. Smith, author of Holy Labor: How Childbirth Shapes a Woman's Soul

About the Author Courtney Ellis is the associate pastor for Spiritual Formation and Mission at Presbyterian Church of the Master. She holds degrees from Wheaton College, Loyola University of Chicago, and Princeton Theological Seminary, and has been published in Christianity Today Women. She is a sought-after speaker for leadership and women's retreats, MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers), and young adult ministries. Courtney resides in Southern California with her family.

Title:Uncluttered: Free Your Space, Free Your Schedule, Free Your Soul
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  • Bethany

    I found myself reading Uncluttered this winter, in a season of releasing distractions. My husband and I have stripped our lives down to basics a few times in our 17 year relationship, but the past fiv...

  • Heather Caliri

    Often when I read a Christian book on a practical topic, I brace myself. At some point, I assume, the author will ask me to believe more, or pray better, even if they don’t say so in so many words. ...

  • Orva Bohm

    I loved every chapter of this book! Courtney Ellis gives valuable recommendations on how to live a simple yet joyful life by paring down possessions, activities and technology. In doing so, you are mo...

  • Ann Bergen

    For years I have wanted to simplify my life, my home, and par down my possessions. With our children now raised, my husband and I have talked longingly of downsizing, but the dilemma of years of accum...

  • Laura Wipperman

    Courtney EllisUncluttered: Free Your Space, Free Your Schedule, Free Your SoulI expected to read a book about de-cluttering to help me simplify my life and free up some space. But enrich my faith walk...

  • Elizabeth Davis

    Decluttering is in vogue these days. Well, this is NOT a book about how best to reorganize your closets. This is a Christian faith-based approach to taming our physical spaces, yes, but also our calen...

  • Mary Smith

    When you first pick up "Uncluttered," you may think it is like other books on the market that encourage us to improve our lives by getting rid of excess stuff. Keep reading. Author Courtney Ellis has ...

  • ToniaS

    Honest, funny, realistic, humble and helpful are the words that I think best describe this wonderful book. Not only was it an entertaining read, with so many personal and funny stories from the author...

  • Megan Byrd

    I have been feeling the need to simplify my life. It started with wanting to have a more relaxing, less rushed Christmas but has bled into a desire for simplicity at all times. I read the title of thi...

  • Laurie Jacobsen

    Written from the experience of a young mother, this book offers valuable insight as to how our lives have spun out of control...we are constantly addressing mostly unimportant minutiae with the result...