Falling Free: Rescued From the Life I Always Wanted is a memoir and spiritual growth book written by Shannan Martin. The author recounts how her life went from safe and secure to far from comfortable – and she demonstrates how when the unexpected changes happened, she found a faith and trust in God she had never known before. Martin and her family went from living in a quaint farmhouse nestled on six acres to a rough urban home – along with less emotional security. But the dramatic change made Martin redefine what the “good life” really is. The book has an encouraging tone and is geared mostly toward women.
Martin makes readers think about what is really important in life. Life is not about money or material items; it is about faith and family. When we step out of our comfort zones, we can find a new kind of comfort in God. The book may make readers question whether they are idolizing an idyllic life – whether they have turned the American dream or an affluent lifestyle into something more important than faith in God. The book reminds readers that sometimes having more means having less.