A few months back my sister and I were at the local Christian Book Store with my mom, looking for some Christmas gifts for family members when we saw Ordinary: How to Turn the World Upside Down by Tony Merida. My sister snagged a copy, promising I could borrow it when she was done. Of course, she’s on a year-long mission experience, so I never did get her copy.
Fast-Forward a bit and I saw the same book on Netgalley, so I requested and crossed my fingers I’d be allowed to read and review! (So here is my disclaimer/thanks to Netgalley and B&H Books for the chance to read and review this book!)
It’s almost as if Tony Merida was speaking straight to me when he wrote this. He talks about taking your ordinary life and make a difference in every day. There is an abundance of “Christian How-to” books out there when it comes to ministry, but I find that they all read the same. This one however? It feels real and applicable to day-to-day life.
While there is a good portion of this book that talks about adoption? I really felt like it spoke to me on more levels than just adoption. (And while I admire people who do adopt? I don’t feel like God has called me in that direction – at least not at this time! And that’s ok.) I feel like it talked about taking your every day life, applying scripture and making your life a ministry – not just something you do on Sunday!
I really loved this book, it felt like it was written for average people. It was written for all of us, and to help all of us to live the life God has called us to live!