Falling Free: Rescued from the Life I Always WantedShannan Martin
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 inconvenience... Read More
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.
- Product type: Book
- Format: Softcover
- Release Date: Sep 20, 2016
- UPC: 9780718077464
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 240
- Publish Date: Sep 20, 2016
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 0
- Audience Age Minimum: 0
- BISAC: "REL012120"
- ISBN: 0718077466
Customer ReviewsWrite your own review
- Beautifully convicting book . . . don't miss it! by Rachael on 9/17/2016
As a long-time reader of Flower Patch Farmgirl, I was eagerly anticipating this book, and it did not disappoint. Shannan tells her family's story with a clear passion and desire for the reader to experience the freedom of a life lived resting in the palm of God's hand - a life where less is more, the small things are not despised, and the forgotten and left-out are embraced. Her story winsomely illustrates the beauty and "safety of staying small." Love this book and I highly recommend it!