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.
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Table of Contents
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
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