Sep 8, 2021
Today's Out of the Ordinary Book:
The Ministry of Ordinary Places: Waking Up to God's Goodness All
written and read by Shannan Martin.
Visiting Author, Shannan Martin, shares a reading from
her latest book!
Feel free to visit Shannan online here for more on her
books. You can find her on IG as well here.
Key Conversation Points:
- Shannan's book is a gracious and frank read that opens our eyes
to our callings in the ordinary places between laundry and
leftovers, as she shows us how to stick with people for the long
haul even through risks and brokenness.
- Lisa-Jo explains, "I was terrified of being ordinary', and with
that one sentence Shannan Martin sums up every single one of us.
Certainly me. And then she deconstructs the cliche of ordinary and
puts it back together with pictures and stories and sidewalks full
of people who will make you want to cry or sing or despair or dance
or rail or just quietly whisper, amen. This book is a new pair of
eyes. Go ahead, open them!'
- Through this book we're guided towards seeing that we're right
where we're supposed to be and she shows us through her gifted
storytelling how to see past our judgements and find authentic
community with the neighbors at our ordinary tables.
- Don't we all know a child who needs us to step up for them?
Shannan shares that "sometimes it takes a child to raise up a
village shining light on its shared purpose for the sake of each
- You don't need a passport to change the world, you just need to
open your front door. Listen as Shannan opens her eyes and
heart to the boy standing on her front porch.
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