Reviews - What do customers think about Under the Overpass: A Journey of Faith on the Streets of America?
Great Book Dec 4, 2008
I had a hard time putting this book down. I looked forward to every time I got to read another chapter. Fast Read!
Under the Overpass Oct 15, 2008
The book is very interesting and insightful. My singles group at church is doing a book review on it. A must read.
A little obvious, but still not bad Jul 17, 2008
The book is a quick read, almost too short. At times I would have wanted a deeper look into this journey, feeling as if the author remained on the surface at times. The lay out is simple and straightforward and the narrative is uncomplicated. I wonder if the rough language wasn't the only thing scrubbed out of this obviously Christian-targeted book. That being said, I enjoyed the book and am thankful that Mike Yonkoski shared his experience in print.
The book is worth the read and a good place to start when wanted to put action to belief. It would make a great study topic for a church youth program.
I'm curious if this book was the catalyst that started the trend of young Christian man venturing into the world of the homeless for extended periods or if the Spirit is doing the same work in others like It did in the author and Sam, his fellow Christian homeless sojourner?
Real Life Jul 16, 2008
This book chronicles the "real life" journey of Mike Yankoski and his friend Sam through the streets of America. Putting his faith to the test he decided to live as the homeless in a number of cities across the country.
This book is enlightening as well as inspiring. It makes you think twice about passing someone up that you might be able to help. It also gives you a glimpse into the life of someone who is less fortunate. How does someone feel when they, for whatever reason, are left living on the streets. How much does it mean to them when somebody just shows that they care?
It was very interesting to read about the interactions these two had with regular people, including church folk. How they were treated, etc.
I completely enjoyed the adventure that Mike and Sam took me on, and would highly recommend it.
Thought Provoking and Action Inspiring Jul 12, 2008
During a sermon, Mike feels the call from God to live on the streets of America. After much prayer and research, he and his friend Sam spend 5 months in several cities.
This book is interesting on several levels. It describes what it is like to be homeless. It talks about the Christian church's reaction to the homeless. It talks about what the individual Christian can do (and not do) to make a difference in the lives of homeless.