Love Where You Live: How to Live Sent in the Place You Call Home

Love Where You Live: How to Live Sent in the Place You Call Home

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ISBN-13: 9780800735111
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/22/2019
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 276,951
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Raised in rural Georgia, Shauna Pilgreen now finds herself immersed daily in the reality of doing life in a global city. She and her husband, Ben, started Epic Church in the heart of San Francisco in 2010 and have been "living sent" ever since. Shauna is a coach, speaker, and writer to ministry families across the country. She is the mother of three boys and an adopted daughter from India. Learn more at www.shaunapilgreen.com.

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Love Where You Live: How to Live Sent in the Place You Call Home 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous 18 hours ago
Are you familiar with the concept of living sent? In the new book Love Where You Live, Shauna Pilgreen defines “living sent” as follows: Living sent is recognizing God’s intimate involvement in our lives, whether we are in a new zip code or have been in the same one for years. Living sent aligns our uniqueness to His activity for the purpose of making Him visible to our community. Pilgreen encourages her readers to really examine the place they call home and to realize that God has a purpose for them there. Most of the book focuses on her family’s move from a rural area to the heart of San Francisco. They made the move because they felt called for her pastor-husband to start a church in the City. What is really inspiring about Pilgreen’s story is how she intentionally chose to engage with and serve her challenging surroundings. Yes, their family suffered some unwanted consequences in putting themselves in such a vulnerable position. However, it is clear that the relationships and community that they built as a result far outweigh any setbacks. \We have the opportunity to show God’s love every day, but how often do we make excuses and let those opportunities pass us by? Love Where You Live is filled with inspirational ideas for serving others and creating connections so that we can live out God’s purpose in our everyday lives.
Teadrinker 5 days ago
I have always had a heart for reaching other people and helping them. At one time, I thought about being a missionary. . .I was sure that missionaries were extra loved and special as they did their work overseas. Shauan Pilgreen in Love Where You Live encourages us to be missionaries wherever we are and that we can all be used by God. In Love Where You Live, Pilgreen divides this book in to three parts: What Is Living Sent?, How to Live Sent, and The Hope Of Living Sent. She shares stories from her life and others about how God used people right where they are--or encouraged them to go somewhere in this country to share the Gospel with others. Each chapter also ends with practical tips. There are also places in the book where Pilgreen encourages the reader to draw pictures and to write some things to better make their own mission clearer. I truly enjoyed reading Love Where You Live. I liked Pilgreen's writing style and found myself just flying through this book anxious to read on. I liked the interactive portions and the practical ideas along with the uplifting stories and encouraging words she writes. For me, this book was a good reminder that we are all special to God and He can use us anywhere to reach out to others and to minister to others in His name. I truly think Love Where You Live is a book we could all benefit from reading and I would encourage you to read it too. I received this book from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions are my own.
Nanna51 6 days ago
This is an inspiring call for Christians everywhere to leave their comfort zones behind and go out into their neighborhoods and tell their neighbors that Jesus loves them. Told with compelling vignettes from the author’s life, with her experience moving from the Midwest to San Francisco as the backdrop, this book is a wonderful book for all believers everywhere. It challenges all of us to do more and be more, right in our own neighborhood. Disclaimer Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell Books. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Testimonials and Endorsements in Advertising.”
Nanna51 6 days ago
This is an inspiring call for Christians everywhere to leave their comfort zones behind and go out into their neighborhoods and tell their neighbors that Jesus loves them. Told with compelling vignettes from the author’s life, with her experience moving from the Midwest to San Francisco as the backdrop, this book is a wonderful book for all believers everywhere. It challenges all of us to do more and be more, right in our own neighborhood. Disclaimer Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell Books. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Testimonials and Endorsements in Advertising.”
summer_no9 10 days ago
This book was a great writing book, with also had an inspiring and compelling to read from a real story life experience has to move living in many different from town to town of the author of this book and they family. You will get to discovering and loving your neighborhood who has chosen with identify following by God has plan and the mission for you. I highly recommend to everyone must to read this book. “ I received complimentary a copy of this book from Revell Reads for this review”.
Anonymous 15 days ago
The stories that Shauna weaves in her book give some great examples of how we can reach out to others in our community through friendship, volunteering and being hospitable as “sent ones” no matter where we live. I highly recommend this book.
vics49548 15 days ago
I wasn’t sure what to expect from this book, having lived in the same area for 40 years. But reading the thoughts and ideas of author Shauna Pilgreen has me looking at home in a different way. Her stories are compelling, and I’m more aware of the people in my community; thinking about how I can reach them with the love of Christ and living what God has called me to. With scripture at the beginning of each chapter, and “dweller tips” at the end, I was given much to think about. I was encouraged and challenged to step outside of my comfort zone and make a difference, instead of just complaining and doing nothing practical. A great read, I highly recommend it. I received a complimentary copy of this book but was not required to leave a review.
Anonymous 17 days ago
Love where you live is fun to read and apply in your life. I found it very refreshing and practical too. Shauna gives you creative and specific ways to do the things that have been on your heart. The content will also inspire to try things you haven't yet thought of. It is real truth for real life and people who want to make a difference. It will help you love bigger, serve better and step up your obedience. The author is so winsome and transparent, you'll feel like you know her. I highly recommend this book for anyone, and especially if you have a move to change houses or cities. If you have not yet bloomed where you are planted...this book is definitely for you!
Anonymous 19 days ago
There are so many excuses I can make for why the city I live in is not truly MY home... My husband's job moves us every 2-3 years and they tell us what country and what city we will live in so actually the job is determining my home. Once we actually settle into our new house, the thoughts run through my head- "well we will be gone in about 18 months so I might as well explore the city and enjoy all of the highlights" Shauna's book challenges this thinking to its very core- do we believe that where we live is where God has sent us to live? Do we believe that God is ultimately in control and has placed us in a certain city or country (not the job)? Do we believe that God has us in a certain place at a certain time? Shauna digs into the meaning of living intentionally in our cities and homes. She uses Biblical examples, along with current examples, of how to show Christ in our communities. She boldly and beautifully declares Truth and love throughout the pages of this book. This book applies to everyone and will change the way you walk out of your house, walk down your street and go about your life. Just today, I started a conversation with our neighbor (whom we exchange superficial "hellos" and "how are you?" with) and purposely asked him a more intentional question- this led to a 15 minute conversation with him ending it with, "It is a blessing to have you all as our neighbors"! This conversation took place because of the way the Holy Spirit has prodded my heart through Shauna's powerful words.
emiliec 23 days ago
(I received a copy from the publisher for review) I like this book I think that this can really help someone understand that God wants you where you are living.I like how this is a interactive book and how there are questions and things for you to sketch.I like how the introduction was and how it was like she was talking to me in person.I liked how at the end of each chapter there is this thing called a dweller tip its a quote from somebody.
emiliec 23 days ago
(I received a copy from the publisher for review) I like this book I think that this can really help someone understand that God wants you where you are living.I like how this is a interactive book and how there are questions and things for you to sketch.I like how the introduction was and how it was like she was talking to me in person.I liked how at the end of each chapter there is this thing called a dweller tip its a quote from somebody.
Anonymous 25 days ago
The first thing I realized when I started this book was that I can still name ten families who lived on the street where I grew up, but I can't name any of the other occupants of the ten units on the floor of the building where I live now. I'm what Shauna describes as an introvert: the ones she interacted with "on those nights when the fire alarm rattled the building." As I read this book I was alternately in awe of Shauna's courage and reminded of how great God's grace is. Shauna describes the path that took her from her childhood in a small farming community in Georgia to being part of a group that started a church in downtown San Francisco. Her descriptions of "living sent" include small things that even an introvert can do to become part of her community. Even if I were not a Christian, I would find this book worth reading. Being a Christian, I am well aware of how much richer my life is because Shauna and her family were sent here to San Francisco.