Love Where You Live (Book Review)
By, Benjamin H. Liles
I want to say for Shauna Pilgreen's book Love Where You Live is an intentional book about loving others as God first loved us. It's every page is littered with thought provoking and ground-breaking thoughts that support scripture, such as where Paul says, "Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things" (1 Corinthians 13:4-7, New King James).
What's interesting to me is that since this is Shauna's first book and they have been at work loving others in San Francisco I see a woman who has God first in her life. She provides glaring examples of her faith and putting her feet where her faith belongs in terms of being called "Sent" as Abraham had been. She was born a pastor's daughter raised in rural Georgia, and by the time she was married lived in the Midwest with pastor/husband Ben Pilgreen.
From what it looks to me from Epic Church's website and the fact the Church was planted in San Francisco in 2011, it seems vibrant, healthy and a wonderful organism in loving people where you are. While it is my goal and desire to live the way Jesus would have me to do, I'm glad two loving people such as Ben and Shauna living their lives as God calls them to in such a missionary and loving, intentional way. May God bless them even more for upholding Him in their every day lives as well as in reaching and teaching others.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell to give it an honest and fair review.
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