“Falling Free” by Shannan Martin is a book that made me think. It challenged my thinking about what God expects us to do for other people.
Shannan and her husband had the life they always wanted, living in the country with a big house, big yard for the kids to play, good schools, good jobs. Then they gave it all up. They moved to the city to a neighborhood with small rundown houses, and needy neighbors with checkered pasts, low incomes, and less good schools.
They used their new surroundings to change the way they responded to their neighbors’ needs. They got to know their neighbors, and helped them in so many more ways than I had ever thought of doing. This was a new context for me of “loving your neighbor as yourself”.
They love their neighbors as part of their family. I don’t think I am ready to do that. Is that what God expects? Read the book and see what you think. Are they going overboard? Or are they on the right track?
>Click HERE to find the book.
>Go HERE to check out Shannan’s blog.
Thanks >to Kristin Taylor for having a giveaway for this book!
And I won! I so enjoyed reading it. Sorry it took me so long to finish.