Streetwalking with Jesus: Reaching Out in Justice and Mercy [NOOK Book]

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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 Denver

For 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 ...

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Overview

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 Denver

For 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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781612785332
  • Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor, Publishing Division
  • Publication date: 3/23/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 481,812
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

Endorsements 6

Foreword Francis Cardinal George 9

Preface: Why I Wrote this Book 11

Introduction: How John Green Became a Fool for Christ 13

Section I What Does God Require of Me? 21

Chapter 1 Learned Helplessness 23

Chapter 2 Learned Blindness 31

Chapter 3 Stepping Into the Cage 39

Chapter 4 The Ragman's Gift 47

Chapter 5 The Way Out of the Cage 55

Section II How Can I Live Justly? 65

Chapter 6 "I'm a Pimp, I'm Not a Cowboy!" 67

Chapter 7 Walking Justly Together 75

Chapter 8 Buying a Crack House 83

Chapter 9 Street Beating 93

Chapter 10 Living Justly 103

Section III How Do I Show Mercy? 111

Chapter 11 Mercy Is a Muscle 113

Chapter 12 "Bang for Your Buck" Ministry 121

Chapter 13 Mercy Hurts 129

Chapter 14 The Prodigal at the Table 139

Chapter 15 God's Eyes 147

Section IV How Am I Called to Walking Humbly? 155

Chapter 16 Scuff Marks on the Sidewalk 157

Chapter 17 God's Street-Level Deacons 165

Chapter 18 God in a World of Hurt 173

Chapter 19 A God Who Listens 183

Chapter 20 What Does the Lord Require of Me? 191

Appendix I How You Can Help 197

Appendix II A Special Word about the Kaio Community 200

Appendix III A Special Word about Immersion Nights 203

Endnotes 207

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    Dont read this. UNLESS....you love jesus.

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