• The Ministry of Ordinary Places

  • By: Shannan Martin
  • Narrated by: Ginny Welsh
  • Length: 5 hrs and 32 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (100 ratings)

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The Ministry of Ordinary Places

By: Shannan Martin
Narrated by: Ginny Welsh
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Publisher's Summary

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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Lovely read. Hopeful and fulfilling

Inspiring story about the world narrowed down to a community and the hope one family sees.

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disappointing

this was not what I expected and I was not able to get past the first fifteen minutes

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Excellent!!

This book is like a manual for loving your neighbors. This should be a required read for everyone professing to be a Christian.

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please read

I wish this was required reading in schools, it cuts through so the egoism and grandiosity that keep us apart.

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Love Shannan Martin and this book.

I enjoy Shannan’s writing style. Sad that she didn’t record this book herself, but the person who did was good.
Shannan challenges me to look to where I can minister to others and to lean into the tension of having such an abundant life and knowing others need help and finding a way to be among it all😊

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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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Excellent!

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

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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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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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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

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