Grace Can Lead Us Home: A Christian Call to End Homelessness

Grace Can Lead Us Home: A Christian Call to End Homelessness

Grace Can Lead Us Home: A Christian Call to End Homelessness

Grace Can Lead Us Home: A Christian Call to End Homelessness


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On any given night, more than half a million Americans and Canadians find themselves sleeping on the streets, in shelters, cars, and other places not meant for human habitation. Yet as this crisis continues to grow, it remains one of the least talked about—especially in churches. Even where compassion and empathy exist, the complexities around homelessness can make us feel stuck, overwhelmed, or numb to the existence of unhoused people in our cities and neighborhoods.  

Reporting back from his work in homeless services, minister and advocate Kevin Nye introduces readers to the Christ he’s met in tents, shelters, and drop-in centers. He demystifies homelessness by journeying into complex issues like affordable housing, mental illness, addiction, and more, while reimagining our theological approach to these matters and educating us on how they intersect with homelessness.  

This thorough and intimate book shows us that from the margins, Jesus has something to teach us all about grace—something that could change the landscape of homelessness entirely if we’re ready to hear it.  

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781513810515
Publisher: MennoMedia
Publication date: 08/09/2022
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 205,459
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Kevin Nye is a writer and advocate working toward ending homelessness by engaging best practices. He has written on the intersections of homelessness and faith for Religion News Service, Sojourners, Red Letter Christians, and more. He has presented at national conferences on the topic of homelessness, including Housing First Partners Conference 2022. 

Kevin's first book released in August of 2022 and is titled, "Grace Can Lead Us Home: A Christian Call to End Homelessness." Kevin currently lives with his wife and son in Minneapolis, MN, where he works as Housing Director at an organization addressing youth homelessness.

Table of Contents

Foreword 9

A Note on Language 13

Introduction 15

1 Seeing and Being Seen 27

2 Housing 49

3 Isolation and Connection 69

4 Community and Solidarity 87

5 Mental Health 105

6 Substance Use and Overdose 123

7 Addiction and Recovery 139

8 Abundance, Beauty, and Celebration 159

Conclusion 175

Appendix: Homelessness and Housing Voting Guide 185

Acknowledgments 195

Notes 198

The Author 207

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