Got The Time?: A Search for Hope amidst Homelessness  -     By: Lori Gonzalez
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Got The Time?: A Search for Hope amidst Homelessness

CSS Publishing / 2003 / Paperback

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Lori Gonzalez---author, homemaker and mother of three---took time out of her hectic schedule one evening to "dish up the gravy" at a Los Angeles area homeless shelter.

What began as a simple act of serving food to the homeless became a passion as Lori Gonzalez began to get involved in the lives of those who live on the edge of society, In Got the Time?, you'll meet many of the homeless people, hear their stories, and walk with them as they attempt to get on with their lives---either within the conventions of society or seemingly divorced from it entirely.

You'll discover that Got the Time? has a double meaning. It's a question homeless people often ask, which seems ironic since all they have is time on their hands. For those who might feel a tugging at their hearts whenever they encounter the homeless, it's a simple plea. Will you take some time out of your busy schedule to help? For churches, it's fulfilling one of God's greatest commands---to do for "the least of our brethren."

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 192
Vendor: CSS Publishing
Publication Date: 2003
Dimensions: 8.5 X 5.5 (inches)
ISBN: 0972419640
ISBN-13: 9780972419642
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"A Journey into the Lives of the Homeless"
The homeless. Those who dwell on the edge of society often invisible to the rest of us. Yet Jesus said in Matthew 25:35, "For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in."
Enter a homemaker and mother of three who takes time out of her hectic schedule one evening to "dish up the gravy" at a Los Angeles area homeless shelter. Like so many others, she had never really given the homeless much thought. Then, between the first scoop of gravy and the last that night, her life changed. Instead of simply ladling gravy as she had been directed, she finds herself looking intently into each person's eyes; and she is gripped by a deeply felt belief that she is seeing each of these people through the eyes of God

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  1. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    February 4, 2010
    S. Albert
    Though a simple book, it is precisely what reader's need to hear and feel. This book challenges the reader to step up. It tugs at the very heart of humanity and makes one think that they can give a little to those who hope less. I applaud those who read this and take the challenge, it's amazing how a simple step can make a bountiful difference. In the words of the author, "Got the Time"?
  2. 1 Stars Out Of 5
    October 2, 2007
    Elaine Canter
    Very elementary & boring. If you've ever helped out in a shelter then you've pretty much read the book. No surprises, insights or interests whatsoever. Definitely a must miss kind of book.
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Author: Lori Gonzalez
Located in: Southern California
Submitted: March 09, 2004

    Tell us a little about yourself.  I am currently working on my second book which is a suspense novel.

    What was your motivation behind this project?  My motivation behind my book Got the Time? was to show my readers a tender, loving side of the homeless that perhaps most people have never seen before.

    What do you hope folks will gain from this project?  My hope is that people will gain a better understanding of the homeless after reading my book. Although this book is about the homeless the deeper message that I hope my readers see is a challenge to take the next step in their personal journey to touch the world.

    Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists?  Oprah is a source of inspiration to me because she has overcome so much in her lifetime and has gone forward to do so much good for others. Max Lucado and John Grisham are my favorite authors. I love Lucado's down to earth style.

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