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God in the Alley: Being and Seeing Jesus in a Broken World

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“Greg Paul tells of whores and crazies, misfits and rejects that sound as if they stepped out from the pages of the Bible.” –Eugene Peterson

Sam has survived physical, sexual, and substance abuse, terrible violence, and life on the streets. Wendy lives for the next high on crack, oblivious to her boyfriend’s love. Neil is dying of AIDS.

These are the people of inner-city To
Paperback, 144 pages
Published December 7th 2004 by Shaw Books
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this book opened my eyes to a world that isn't black and white and the struggle with life choices and where they can lead
I've been struck in the heart by this collection of stories. To have him open his heart and hands to those many of us don't even acknowledge with our eyes is wonderful. Hopefully for others, as I know it has for me, this book gives conviction to your life, walking with Jesus and God's children. He lives in us.
Great look into seeing Jesus in inner city ministry. As potent and humble as Nouwen. It's a quiet little book that gives me hope. Greg writes with honesty and vulnerability declaring his own brokenness through stories of broken people. While I was reading this in a park today a woman (who I judged to be a "trailer park" type) came up to me and offered some food, three packs of pretzels and cheese and a lemonade Capri Sun. I am sporting a rather "homeless" beard, but Jesus couldn't have picked so ...more
Clara Dearmore Strom
I picked up this little book the other day. I am so glad I did. It is about being Jesus and love to the world, but also seeing Jesus in the broken. This one is a keeper.
Author does a great job of bringing the reader right onto the street and the raw needs there through beautiful heart-wrenching stories of real people.
If you want to get a deeper understanding of society's neglected, and God's grace, you won't find a better book. I was truly moved.
Joan Parker
Explores the reality of living out Jesus and touching lives of the most desperate of people with His love.
Hannah Foulger
A stunning look at homelessness and brokenness. Jesus meets us in our brokenness. Beautiful.
Oct 26, 2011 Debs rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Debs by: Errol & Keren
I read this really quickly and want to do a slower read before I comment.
Jamin Melanson
An excellent reminder of who Jesus came to redeem.
great book. great stories of life change.
learning to love all of God's people.
Sep 11, 2008 Haisley rated it 5 of 5 stars
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