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waverlypastor

Member Since:
2005-07-15

I am a pastor in a small rural town often far removed from the alleyways of our major cities. Yet, when I heard Mike speak on Focus on the Family, I was compelled to pick up a copy of "Under the Overpass" and, to say the least, I was deeply moved by what I read. I was especially moved by the callousness of the church and found myself ticked off by how some churches acted. But the book brought out something else which has greatly disturbed me. How many times have I acted with the same callousness? How many times have I had the attitude toward the poor of our community that if they would only stop drinking or smoking or stop some other behavior, I could help them? Or how about my attitude when someone in need "inconveniences" me and my plans? Quite frankly, I do not like what I see in me sometimes and I want to see a change in my attitude. To be sure, many questions abound as to what is the best way to meet needs, but I thank the Lord for this book. It is perhaps one of the more compelling books that I have read in quite awhile. Thank you.

Posted: 2005-07-15 09:37:00
VerlinWiebe

Member Since:
2005-07-15

ditto... Probably all that would need to be said, you did a good job of echoing my thoughts. :)

I'm from a rural far removed town also and heard Mike on Focus on the Family. As soon as I got home I purchased the paperback and audio book through Amazon. (I prefer listening over reading, (great job on the Audiobook, I loved it and listening to your voices just added that much more to it! I would highly recommend the Audiobook as it just makes it that much more personal listening to the story direct) :)

"How many times have I acted with the same callousness?..."

... My own thoughts after listening to the book...

>"I do not like what I see in me sometimes and I want to see a change in my attitude."

Echo that... my mind goes back to an experience only weeks before (while in the city) an individual came and asked for money for food... my response still smotes me... (I gave all the cash I had on me at the moment and left it at that, next to none (under a $1.00), but next time I'd see if I could rather buy them a meal as they said they were hungry... and show more compassion)

>"...but I thank the Lord for this book. It is perhaps one of the more compelling books that I have read in quite awhile. Thank you."

ditto that... Thanks and wishing ya all the best in the future... This was one of the most worthwhile purchases I have made in awhile. :)

... from another individual who read your book, and will hopefully "take the action" necessary in the future...

Posted: 2005-07-16 00:09:00
 




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