GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED - Karen is the winner! Congrats! The book will be on it's way from the publisher. Everyone else, thanks for entering and please go pre-order!
Falling Free is a must-read! Giveaway at the bottom!
Falling Free is a well-written, convicting, faith-growing book. Shannan Martin carefully tells her story and the story of her family and God's incredible work in shifting their circumstances and ultimately changing their direction and dreams. Shannan's words show gentleness with unrelenting conviction that God has more for our lives than living the "American Dream." She masterfully (and with humor!) shares her experiences of moving to the "wrong side of the tracks" from their dream home in the country, to parenting a child in prison, to career changes and so much more.
Her chapter on hospitality left me convicted and encouraged. It's an area God has been not so subtly nudging me to grow in. "Real hospitality is more like the widow’s mite than Solomon’s purple robes. It’s the sharing of manna—that ordinary miracle— and the faith to believe we can love big with just a little." (Falling Free, Chapter 7) How can I not be changed by her humble example and challenging words?
Shannan's strong faith and gospel commitment are clear. I appreciate how she honestly shares her heart with grace. She challenges the reader to a deeper walk with the Lord, a better understanding of community, and a real view how the Gospel is lived out.
Mostly, I have an overwhelming desire to drive to Shannan's house and chat with her over chips and homemade salsa. To me, that is the sign of an excellent book.
I encourage you to check out Shannan's book and blog! Both are well worth your time. Be challenged, convicted, and changed!
I have two pieces of good news:
1) You can pre-order this title & receive some awesome free gifts! (I ordered my copy!)
2) I am GIVING AWAY a copy! The publisher has graciously offered me a copy for one of you lucky readers!
TO ENTER: Please leave a comment with a way to contact you! That's it! I will close the entries on Thursday night at 10 p.m. and draw a winner. I will contact the winner and you will receive the book directly from the publisher.