John Green

Streetwalking with Jesus

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Streetwalking with Jesus will leave you examining your own love of God and your own Christian faith with new eyes, and a new hunger to do more." — Charles J. Chaput O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of DenverFor over two decades John Green's vocation has been ministering to inner-city men on the margins of society.
Green didn't set out to be another Dorothy Day or Mother Teresa, and would be quick to tell you he hasn't become one. Struck by the words of Micah 6:8 and the act of a homeless man who gruesomely ended his life in Green's presence, Green vowed to constantly ask himself: How can I live justly? To whom do I show mercy? How may I walk humbly with God?
Green shares the lessons he learned regarding these hard questions through the stories of men who struggle to escape poverty, addiction, and sexual sin — while encountering Christ in the process. But this book is much more than the account of how his Emmaus Ministries combats a social problem to which most of us wish to remain blind.
It is about finding joy in service to others and experiencing love in reaching out to the suffering, all under the shelter of God's unconquerable, abiding love.
Yes, Streetwalking with Jesus will sober you, but with links to free, online songs, a Scripture selection to reflect upon, discussion questions, and a prayer at the end of every chapter, you'll come away challenged and inspired to live a deeper, more mission-based life.
“John Green is the real deal. His words and lifestyle of compassion ooze from these pages. The stories break our hearts. You have left your mark on me.” — Dr. John Fuder, Professor of Urban Studies, Moody Theological Seminary, Chicago
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    b9965579288has quoted8 months ago
    Little is gained by reading these stories if they don’t expand your own heart’s capacity for justice and mercy
    b0099724920has quoted4 years ago
    Suffering can bend and break us. But it can also break us open to become the persons God intended us to be.
    b0099724920has quoted4 years ago
    Jesus once remarked that “the poor will always be with you.” I think He said this because we who are rich need the poor to keep us from becoming blind.

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