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The Ministry of Ordinary Places

Narrated by: Ginny Welsh
Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
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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.

©2018 Shannan Martin (P)2018 Thomas Nelson

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  • Lance Holt
  • 18-02-2019

shannan speaks my heart!

Shannan speaks my heart! I am inspired to settle into my chair at the table and welcome others into my safe spaces to have authentic deep relationships that point right back to Jesus.

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  • Lindsay
  • 05-01-2019

Excellent!

This book was recommended to me by a friend, and I enjoyed every minute of it!

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  • Denise Tollefson
  • 19-12-2018

Did not favor the narrator

The book was incredible, but the narrating almost made me quit. It was incredibly robotic and luckily the book was so engaging.

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  • Jay The Phantom
  • 17-10-2018

Connecting to the heart of the author...

I absolutely enjoyed it. It was relatable, challenged me in areas, changed my perspective, and it included great stories. I could easily connect to her heart, and it is obviously written from a place of humility. Will be recommending this one for sure!

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  • Sarah Hoeft
  • 14-10-2018

loved it so much

the book was so amazing! I can't wait to put what Shannon wrote into practice in my own neighborhood. This is my kind of ministry