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Finding Holy in the Suburbs

Living Faithfully in the Land of Too Much
Narrated by: Ashley Hales
Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
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Commuters. Tract homes. Strip malls. Is this what you think of when you think of the suburbs? Or do you think of safety, beauty, comfort, and ease? 

More than half of Americans live in the suburbs. Ashley Hales writes that for many Christians, however: "The suburbs are ignored ("Your place doesn't matter, we're all going to heaven anyway"), denigrated and demeaned ("You're selfish if you live in a suburb; you only care about your own safety and advancement"), or seen as a cop-out from a faithful Christian life ("If you really loved God, you'd move to Africa or work in an impoverished area"). In everything from books to Hollywood jokes, the suburbs aren't supposed to be good for our souls." 

What does it look like to live a full Christian life in the suburbs? Suburbs reflect our good, God-given desire for a place to call home. And suburbs also reflect our own brokenness. This book is an invitation to look deeply into your soul as a suburbanite and discover what it means to live holy there.

©2018 eChristian (P)2018 eChristian

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The content of this book inspires meaningful reflection and made me say "oof" aloud more than once as I heard hard-hitting propositions about the nature of life in the suburbs. I think the other low ratings must have had to do with the "performance", which was not very dynamic (sorry, author!). If the synopsis and title appeal to you, the content probably will, too.

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