Sunday, November 18, 2018

The Ministry of Ordinary Places Review

About the Book

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. (Goodreads)

My Thoughts

So I finished this book not sure how to rate it. Yes, there are some wonderful points about multiple topics throughout the book. But for me I felt like it was lacking Biblical references. Yes, we need to do so many of the things mentioned. I think many Christian's are in a bubble so this book helps see life from a different perspective. I do think more Biblical references should have been made instead of just what the author thought to be correct. In any case it was a thought provoking read. 

"I received this book from BookLook Bloggers for free. All opinions are my own."

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