The Adventures of Space and Hobo tell the story of Ken’s vagabond life after Vietnam. It explores the on-the-ground confusion and chaos of the Vietnam War and its effects on a generation, and those who served. Named Space by a new friend, Hobo, Ken and his traveling companion hit the road to partake of all the possibilities of that generation in search of adventure and uncharted experiences. They did this by allowing fate to be their guide while navigating through the spiritual maze of the 1970s as they traveled by freight trains and hitchhiked through our nation’s cities. By using their wits and street knowledge they were able to take advantage of the opportunities that came their way. As a couple of hippies travelling through our nation’s cities as vagabonds or rolling stones they were looking for the next free ride to nowhere in particular while mooching off of whatever resources or people who happened to come their way. Ken writes in such a way that you are with him at every turn of this amazing journey. Because Ken writes from the perspective of the redeemed, this journey is rich with God's fingerprints at every step of the way. And at a deeper level, while the particulars are Ken's unique story, the journey he describes is one that each of us either has, or must, travel.
|Kenneth L. Birks
About the Author
Ken Birks is an ordained Pastor/Teacher in the Body of Christ and has been a pastor and elder at The Rock of Roseville in Roseville, California where he also functioned as teacher. Ken has been a part of The Rock since its inception in 1997. Prior to coming to The Rock, Ken was the Senior Pastor of Golden Valley Christian Center, a non-denominational, Spirit-filled church, for twelve years.
Ken’s primary gift is in the area of teaching. He teaches the word of God with passion and balance with a prophetic slant. He has an intense desire to impart a genuine love and appreciation for God’s Word.
Ken is now semi-retired and does wedding officiating on the side; and has a writing ministry. The "Adventures of Space and Hobo" was first book. This book tells the story of Ken’s vagabond life after Vietnam while exploring the on-the-ground confusion and chaos of the Vietnam War and its effects on a generation, and those who served.
Ken has since written three other books, “The Journey - Discovering the Invisible Path”, “Prophetic Purposes and the Zeal of the Lord - when Free will and Sovereignty Meet,” and Treasures From Above - A 50 Day Devotionals.”
Ken also has an internet ministry of “Sowing Seeds of Faith” located at kenbirks.com. His website reaches over 2000 unique visitors a day with Bible studies, sermon outlines, audio sermons and podcasts that is a resource to pastors which also helps to equip saints for the work of the ministry.
Ken has been married to his wife, Lydia for 42 plus years and have two adult children, and three grandchildren, and consider them their highest calling, along with the many teens and children whom they have been foster or surrogate parents to over the past 25 years.