Imagine living on the streets with no food except from a soup kitchen, and no shelter besides a highway overpass. Christian college students Mike and Sam did just that---and what they learned will forever change your attitude toward the homeless. In this life-changing 30-day devotional, they share stories, Scriptures, photos, and life-application challenges. Approx. 170 pages, softcover from Multnomah.
Live Life Loud!
You passed that same ol bum on the street this morning. You sat next to some smelly girl on the subway last night. You ordered a burger from a worn-out cashier over your lunch hour. What do you think about these people? What does God think about them? My 30 Days Under the Overpass is not a devotional you will read in your quiet time, then carry on with your day. Its something youll actually doall day, every daybecause these thirty days will rock you. Intense reflection on Gods thoughts and feelings toward the poor, broken, and downtrodden will change you…and you will begin to change the world. Not on your next mission trip. Not at church next Sunday. But right here, right now.
How do you treat othersthose you like, know, dont know, dont like? Those who fall into your comfort zone, and those who shove you outside of it?
Mike Yankoski and his buddy, Sam, chose to become homeless to discover their answer.
Would you go sleep under a bridge in the rain? Would you panhandle for your next meal? Would you help those who do?
"I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me," said Jesus (Matthew 25:45).
This is not your average devotional. Youll read it, but youll also do it. Get ready for a life change that will change lives.
"Mike takes Christ at His word, and challenges you to summon the courage to live the real Christian faith."
Dean R. Hirsch, President, World Vision International
Story Behind the Book
"Is God enough to sustain me? Is He trustworthy? Is He worth staking my life on? What happens if I die? Will I even survive? Such questions rang loudly in my mind as Sam and I decided to lay down everything in a full embrace of the homeless life. Some experiences were uncomfortable, some shocking, some disturbing, some hilarious, and still others frustrating. But five months of life on the streets has left us, our faith, and our lives forever changed. Weve been back from the streets for two years, and now this devotional makes it possible for people to make real-life changes. It contains stories and reflections not included in Under the Overpass ." Mike Yankoski
Mike Yankoski, from Parker, Colorado, is a recent graduate of Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California, where he studied computer science and theology. He is currently working on an initiative called World Wide Open to connect individuals, churches, and ministries worldwide. Mike and his wife, Danae, were married in August 2005 and live in Santa Barbara, California. He seeks to live out his faith with radical intensity, and intentionally pursues a lifestyle that reaches others for Christ and glorifies God.