It’s so rare for me to put a book down without finishing it. I did skip to the end because I assumed there must be a more definitive explanation for why Shannan Martin, author of Falling Free: Rescued from the Life I Always Wanted, decided it was God’s will for her family to sell their dream home in the country and end up in Goshen, Indiana.
The explanation isn’t there. Instead, the author likes to throw out platitudes and Bible verses and hope they make sense. And they almost do, but without concrete examples and explanations, they fall flat. I want explanations and examples, and got preaching and platitudes. Her blog, “Flower Patch Farmgirl” was so lovely. Her beautiful voice doesn’t translate to this book. The premise is there, but the delivery falls short. There is too much missing, too many unanswered questions.
I love what the author stands for; simplifying, follow Jesus, loving and giving. She invests her time and her money in helping others. I just didn’t love this book. I would love to see her blogging again, however.