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Ministry of Ordinary Places : Waking Up to God's Goodness Around You - by Shannan Martin (Paperback)

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“In a world where hope seems dim and solutions feel complicated and partisan, Shannan Martin offers us a starting point that is as radical as it is domestic: widen your circle, hush your mouth, and pay close attention. This book is the right book for this moment in time and I simply cannot get over it. I either laughed or cried on almost every page. We need these lyrical, prophetic words now more than ever before.” —Emily P. Freeman, Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Simply Tuesday

“This is a message the world needs. So often we overcomplicate ‘service’ or this elusive call to ministry when all the while ministry is right in front of us. Shannan reminds us of the simple, yet beautiful call to love our neighbor and what that could really look like today. We are reminded that extravagant love in ordinary moments does indeed lead to an extraordinary life.” --Katie Davis Majors, New York Times bestselling author of Kisses from Katie

Popular blogger Shannan Martin offers Christians who are longing for a more meaningful life a simple starting point: learn what it is to love and be loved right where God has placed you.

For Christ-followers living in an increasingly complicated world, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed and unsure of how to live a life of intention and meaning. Where do we even begin?

Shannan Martin offers a surprisingly simple answer: uncover the hidden corners of our cities and neighborhoods and invest deeply in the lives of people around us. She walks us through her own discoveries about the vital importance of paying attention, as well as the hard but rewarding truth about showing up and committing for the long haul, despite the inevitable encounters with brokenness and uncertainty. With transparency, humor, heart-tugging storytelling, and more than a little personal confession, Martin shows us that no matter where we live or how much we have, as we learn what it is to be with people as Jesus was, we'll find our very lives. The details will look quiet and ordinary, and the call will both exhaust and exhilarate us. But it will be the most worth-it adventure we will ever take. 

 

 

Number of Pages: 217
Genre: Religion + Beliefs
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Harpercollins Christian Pub
Author: Shannan Martin
Language: English
Street Date: October 9, 2018
TCIN: 53826575
UPC: 9780718077488
Item Number (DPCI): 248-06-7283
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The voice over the chaos

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5 out of 5 stars
Sarah O 28 days ago
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this is for EVERYONE. How to be kind, be generous, be aware of others around you! Where we are drowning in a world of “other lives matter but not their opinions” the words from Shannan’s heartbeat for legit love, speak over the those drowning waves. Get this book, but read Falling Free first. It’s ...see moreof the reviewer's review
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5 out of 5 stars
Carly 1 month ago
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I’m challenged, inspired and excited after reading this book! I’m more open to my own neighborhood and the purpose I’m here. Shannan is such a phenomenal writer and pathmaker. Definitely recommend!
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Longing for more community?

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Autumn R 1 month ago
This book challenged everything I thought I knew about hospitality and serving others. Especially those we may not think "deserve" to be loved or served over and over again. Your eyes will be opened to be able to see people around you...for who they are and how Jesus sees them. You will learn to sha...see moreof the reviewer's review
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Keep your eyes open

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Jholp 1 month ago
Shannan does it again. She shares her stories of living life and loving others well right where she’s at. No bells and whistles. No grand plans. Just getting to know and loving those people nearest to her. It sounds so simple and really is what Jesus told us was the greatest commandment, but how oft...see moreof the reviewer's review
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