Under The Overpass: A Journey Of Faith On The Streets Of America

Authors: Mike Yankoski
Publisher: Multnomah Books
Keywords: america, streets, faith, journey, overpass
Pages: 256
Published: 2005-03-31
Language: English
Category: Christian Living, Christianity, Religion & Spirituality,
ISBN-10: 1590524020     ISBN-13: 9781590524022
Binding: Paperback (Later Printing)
List Price: 14.99 USD
  • Rating: 80%

5th Anniversary - Updated & Expanded Edition
With Foreword by FRANCIS CHAN


Ever Wonder What it Would Be Like to Live Homeless?

Mike Yankoski did more than just wonder. By his own choice, Mike's life went from upper-middle class plush to scum-of-the-earth repulsive overnight. With only a backpack, a sleeping bag and a guitar, Mike and his traveling companion, Sam, set out to experience life on the streets in six different cities—from Washington D.C. to San Diego— and they put themselves to the test.
    For more than five months the pair experienced firsthand the extreme pains of hunger, the constant uncertainty and danger of living on the streets, exhaustion, depression, and social rejection—and all of this by their own choice. They wanted to find out if their faith was real, if they could actually be the Christians they said they were apart from the comforts they’d always known…to discover first hand what it means to be homeless in America.
   Mike and Sam's story is gritty, challenging, and utterly captivating. What you encounter in these pages will radically alter how you see your world—and may even change your life.
 
This updated and expanded edition contains added stories, an interview with the author, a “five years after” bonus chapter, and a new foreword from Francis Chan


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