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Milk and Honey Magazine interview and book review on The Ministry of Ordinary Places with author Shannan Martin!

Creating a Life of Meaning

Author Shannan Martin offers us gals 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. Amen to that, right?! It sure takes the pressure off our shoulders!

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 offers a simple answer: uncover the hidden corners of our cities and neighborhoods and invest deeply in the lives of people around us.

In her new book, The Ministry of Ordinary Places, 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.

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