A simple path to a more deeply connected life
You want more. You want to belong to a community that looks out for each other. You believe in your bones we don’t have to live detached, distracted, and divided. The question is, How? Shannan Martin invites you into deeper connection through simple resets, such as
– Open Door > Perfect Décor. We invite others in, seeking to connect, not impress.
– Familiar > Fussy. We serve tacos and pizza like the feasts they are, because fancy is overrated.
– Tender > Tough. We greet the world with our hearts exposed and our guards down.
Packed with street-level practices and real-talk storytelling, Start with Hello is your field guide for a life of security, camaraderie, and joy. There is no step too small.
“As it turns out, there is no them but only us, and this is the book we both want and need to help us find our way back to each other.”– Emily P. Freeman, Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Next Right Thing
” Start with Hello is a love letter to community and a call to action toward radical, realistic hospitality.”– Osheta Moore, pastor, speaker, and author of Dear White Peacemakers
“This book will change you in a way you’ve been craving to change. It makes being a neighbor, not to mention a person, just so beautifully . . . doable.”– Kendra Adachi, New York Times bestselling author of The Lazy Genius Way
“This book is lovely, warm, honest. It brims with possibility.”– Jen Hatmaker, New York Times bestselling author of Fierce, Free, and Full of Fire