Falling Free by Shannan Martin
Rescued from the Life I Always Wanted

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Written in a blog-like style, the book will help inspire those who find their lives turned upside down to pay closer attention to their current circumstances and open their hearts to change. In doing so, Martin writes, they may find a more meaningful purpose in life.
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“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.

 

About Shannan Martin

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Shannan Martin, known for her popular blog Shannan Martin Writes, is a speaker and writer who found her voice in the country and her story in the city. She and her jail-chaplain husband, Cory, have four funny children who came to them across oceans and rivers. Having sold their dream farmhouse, they now enjoy neighborhood life in Goshen, Indiana.
 
Published September 20, 2016 by Thomas Nelson. 232 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction
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Written in a blog-like style, the book will help inspire those who find their lives turned upside down to pay closer attention to their current circumstances and open their hearts to change. In doing so, Martin writes, they may find a more meaningful purpose in life.

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