Streetwalking with Jesus: Reaching Out in Justice and Mercy

Streetwalking with Jesus: Reaching Out in Justice and Mercy

by John Green


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Streetwalking with Jesus: Reaching Out in Justice and Mercy by John Green

For over two decades John Green�s vocation has been ministering to inner city men on the margins of society in downtown Chicago.

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. A product of middle class, church-going comfort and values, he heeded God�s challenge to found Emmaus Ministries, which serves some of the modern-day lepers that are in our midst. 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?

Deacon Green�s lessons learned regarding these hard questions are set against 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 one ministry 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 evocative 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 missional life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781592769308
Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor, Publishing Division
Publication date: 03/15/2011
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 5.28(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.56(d)

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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