author, activist, fellow pilgrim (www.thesimpleway.org)
"A daring exploration of one of the most primitive longings in all of us home. Whether we are in the lonely suburbs or the lonely slums, whether we are cultural refugees or undocumented immigrants, here is good news. In these pages is a call to community, to live deeper, to discover that if we have the eyes to see and the imagination to dream it, there is another world at hand where every alien and orphan and estranged executive has a home and family, for there is a kinship that runs deeper than culture or class or biology or nation. There is a family born from a Creator who breathes life into the very dirt, a God who tabernacles with a nomadic group of slaves looking for a land of promise, a Savior who enters the world as a refugee in the middle of a genocide, a homeless rabbi who is leading us home."
Mark R. Gornik
author of To Live in Peace
"Beyond Homelessness is a passionate call to move from being tourists in the world to active agents of God's shalom. Bouma-Prediger and Walsh point out that the housing crisis for the most vulnerable among us is also a cultural crisis. The solution to both is a recovery of the God of hope and overflowing love. Pastors, students, theologians, and Christians in every vocation should readBeyond Homelessness a truly visionary book for our times."
Marva J. Dawn
author of Truly the Community
"This astutely timely book deserves an extensive audience environmentalists, pastors, low-income housing advocates, students, those who forecast doom, good citizens eager to make changes, all Christians! Just to whet your appetite, you'll learn such things as nine kinds of homelessness, eight characteristics of home,' many imaginative ways to ponder Scripture, ten drivers of environmental deterioration, and one colossal hope. Broadly researched and splendidly written, this book is essential reading for anyone who wants truly to comprehend and mend our culture!"
author of God in the Alley and The Twenty-Piece Shuffle
"First-world homelessness is as jarringly incongruous as an iceberg in the Caribbean. Steven Bouma-Prediger and Brian Walsh dive deep below a surface made murky by politics and emotion to reveal the true mass of a global problem that has been shaped by elitist philosophy and our own meager, myopic theology. Thankfully, they also offer a correspondingly large and brilliant and truly healing! vision of genuinely Christian response."
author of The Bill McKibben Reader and Deep Economy
"This book brought me back to my years running a small homeless shelter in the basement of my church and it brought me forward to the madly globalizing world we live in now. A brilliant use of metaphor that makes clear why the world leaves us feeling so uneasy!"