Sunday, February 27, 2011

Under The Overpass

By FAR, the most impacting book I have read in a long time. 

Mike Yankoski and his friend, Sam, set out on a journey of faith by forsaking all the worldiness of their lives and then painted so vividly the realities that they found while living on the streets of America.   I can quite honestly say that I read this book in a day because I just couldn't put it down...and have found that it continues to change how I view and relate to the homeless people all around me. 

I used to look away from them...because they scared me.

I used to look past the freedom of a 7-11 doorway which got me away from their requests.

I used to pretend they weren't there...and am so ashamed of my lack of love for people in this world. 

There is so much I am unable to do to help those who live in my neighborhood...but one thing I took away from Mike's experience is that it only takes a second to look them in the eye and smile.  No, I may not have money...and yes, I might legitimately be in a hurry...but I realized how broken I would feel to never be noticed by anyone.  And that one fact broke my heart...and changed my approach and I have found the joy that comes in knowing that I did my best to let someone else in this world know that they were seen, even if it was only by a gal like me.

If you only have the chance to read one book this year of this kind of genre...I would recommend this one with two thumbs up...followed by 8 other fingers and 10 toes.

You can find more information on this book by clicking here just might change your life and the life of someone you run into.

**WaterBrook Multnomah provided me this book for review purposes & is allowing me to keep this title once finished. I get no other compensation...other than the chance to fill my heart and soul with an excellent read. :) **

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