Tuesday, December 7, 2010

What a book!

I received my copy of Under the Overpass by Mike Yankoski yesterday in the mail and had finished it before I went to bed last night.  I could not put down this attention-catching book!  Rarely does a book captivate me so deeply, but the conviction on this young man's heart, place there by the Holy Spirit, to walk 5 months in the life of the homeless was clear.  Five months and 5 major US cities later and the understanding of what the homeless in our nation face was more real than he ever expected it to be.  This book is not a challenge for believers to do the same as the author did, but to listen to the Holy Spirit and respond in complete willingness to conviction.  The challenge is clear- how do you live out what you believe?  Do you DO anything about the needs in those around you or just give lip service to their pain?  I highly recommend this book to any believer, young or old.  It crosses age and denominational lines and gets to the heart of the matter.  Get it today!

*Please note: this book was provided free of charge by Waterbrook Multnomah in exchange for my unbiased review.

*Updated: What can you do about the homeless in America?  Here are some links to find out:
Christmas Under the Overpass
Read the first chapter of Under the Overpass

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