Falling Free

Falling Free

Rescued From the Life I Always Wanted

eBook - 2016
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Thomas Nelson
Popular blogger and Dayspring (in)courage contributor Shannan Martin invites readers into the messy beauty of living open to God’s upside-down best by telling the moving, funny, powerful story of her family’s adventure of finding God in the margins.

“Shannan’s story feels at once familiar and spectacular, ordinary and exceptional. You will discover that at the same time her words make you squirm, you will wish you lived next door to her. You will want her wisdom and you will want her pickles.” —Jen Hatmaker (from the foreword)

Shannan Martin had the perfect life: a cute farmhouse on six rambling acres, a loving husband, three adorable kids, money, friends, a close-knit church—a safe, happy existence.

But when the bottom dropped out through a series of shocking changes and ordinary inconveniences, the Martins followed God’s call to something radically different: a small house on the other side of the urban tracks, a shoestring income, a challenged public school, and the harshness of a county jail (where her husband is now chaplain). And yet the family’s plunge from “safety” was the best thing that could have happened to them.  

Falling Free charts their pilgrimage from the self-focused wisdom of the world to the topsy-turvy life of God’s more being found in less. Martin’s practical, sweetly subversive book invites us to rethink assumptions about faith and the good life, push past insecurity and fear, and look beyond comfortable, middle-class Christianity toward a deeper, richer, and ultimately more fulfilling life.



Publisher: Nashville : Thomas Nelson, 2016
ISBN: 9780718077471
0718077474
0718077466
9780718077464
Branch Call Number: eBook--Adult
Characteristics: data file
1 online resource

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