More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Real Hope in Chicago. Aug 28, Parker Rea rated it it was amazing. Fantastic take on community development, holistic healthcare and mentorship all within a multicultural underserved community. Great thoughtful read.
May 23, Todd rated it really liked it. My Uncle Gordie wrote this 20 years ago! An interesting read about his journey living among the urban poor he still does today. God can do amazing things. Oct 11, Laura rated it really liked it Shelves: books-we-own. Inspired by a real faith lived out in a real community in humility in Chicago. Sep 12, Glesnertod rated it really liked it Shelves: historical , memoir. Author Wayne Gordan tells a short, but luring story of urban work in a rough neighborhood in Chicago.
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With a holistic approach to life, Gordan engaged people with the needed spiritual structure offered in Christ in addition to those basic necessities of life on earth. Gordan refused to deny people the invitation to know Christ just because he cared for their job opportunities too. Many ministries seem to focus only on one part of the call to being Salt and Light to our neighborhoods, and usually Author Wayne Gordan tells a short, but luring story of urban work in a rough neighborhood in Chicago. Many ministries seem to focus only on one part of the call to being Salt and Light to our neighborhoods, and usually this means spirituality takes precedent only to become disconnected and removed from the day to day struggles of people.
But God made us both physical and spiritual beings. Lawndale Community Church saw no part of the human predicament as less important, except for their own.
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And this allowed the poor and marginalized real hope. This was a refreshing read, for, although not so well written and despite Gordan springing out of a deeply evangelical background, he was able to articulate life in the Kingdom. Nov 01, Joel rated it really liked it Recommends it for: people living near other people. Shelves: social , christian.
Great read about the story of redemption in one of Chicago's worst neighborhoods in the 80's and 90's. It's an encouraging tale of the struggles and victories encountered by one man on his journey to change the bad to good, to actually do something about the evil that has become synonymous with inner city. Intertwined in the true-story account is some practical advise, mostly it is the author recounting his time in Chicago so far.
Jan 03, Shari rated it it was amazing. We visited Lawndale Community Church this year on a cold, gray Sunday in January and felt so welcomed. What they're doing is incredible. Thank God! He writes plainly, yet it's still very inspiring. He doesn't share all the details, of course, but it's not sugar coated either. Loved the community and relationships that they have formed!
Its also kind of scaring me about my new neighborhood. On the other hand, tremendous acts of faith and resurrection are occuring there. Its a captivating book.
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View 2 comments. Apr 30, Cliff Nellis rated it it was amazing. An amazing story I thought was to good to be true. Turns out its even better in real life. Second only to the Bible itself, no other book has changed me and inspired hope within me more.
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Its a remarkable story that continues this day. Jul 11, Rose Peterson added it. Because Wayne Gordon also grew up in Fort Dodge, my dad insisted I read his book about his life in Chicago before embarking upon my own urban adventure.
Jul 26, Grace rated it liked it Shelves: summer , christian , social-justice. Jan 20, Pam rated it liked it. Neat ministry near Chicago. This book was written in 95 so somewhat dated. Jun 05, Amanda Bratschie rated it really liked it. Well written.
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Autobiographical account of change and hope. I had to keep some tissue nearby - lots of sentimental moments, but overall - a good book.
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