Under the Overpass is a great ‘must-read’ book! The author’s writing makes you ‘feel’ his experience. I found the book to be very eye-opening to the reality of the hardships and pain that homeless people experience. I live in a comfortable suburban area and rarely think about homeless people and how difficult it would be to live on the streets in all kinds of weather. This book challenged me to think outside of my own comforts and see homeless people not as ‘less than myself’ but as another person with needs- just like the rest of us. Jesus said in “And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers,you did it to me.” and this book really captures how we can reach out to some of the ‘least’.
I recommend this book not because it is an enjoyable read (although the author does have some humorous spots). I recommend it more so because it is a convicting and challenging book at how we view other people in the world that are less fortunate than us. It steps on our toes and opens our eyes to see what homeless people go through and how we can show them the Love of Jesus in a practical way with the hopes of maybe sharing the Gospel with them. That is something that could make the lowest and poorest richer than they would ever deserve.
-Written by Jennifer Dare
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