• Welcome Homeless

  • One Man's Journey of Discovering the Meaning of Home
  • By: Alan Graham
  • Narrated by: Maurice England
  • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (43 ratings)

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Welcome Homeless

By: Alan Graham
Narrated by: Maurice England
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Homeless.

No other word better describes our modern-day suffering. It reveals one of our deepest and most painful conditions - not having a sense of belonging. However, Alan Graham, founder of Mobile Loaves & Fishes and Community First! Village, is improving the quality of life for a large quantity of people through sharing his personal story of becoming more human through humanizing others. Graham believes the more we can give people dignity, the power of choice, and genuine community, the better we'll be able to offer solutions that will have impact on the world at large. And while his missionary work is focused on giving a home to the physically homeless, he also wants to transform the lives of every living person by shifting the paradigm in understanding what it means to be "home".

In Welcome Homeless, Graham delves deep into what it means to be connected to God, the earth, and each other. In doing so, he shows us the home we've all longed for but never had. Welcome Homeless is about becoming fully human by being fully present. It is about finally connecting with the disconnected and finding our identity through knowing the true identities of others. Graham wants to engrain the human story in you so deeply that you start being who you were made to be - that you start finally being like the image from which you were made and start empathizing instead of sympathizing with the people around you. Similar to how we can become 100 percent fully human by mimicking the ultimate image, we can shape a better world by mimicking the picture of the new heaven and the new earth - a picture that has reality at the heart of it but is beyond our imagination.

Alan Graham also shares his personal story, the stories of the homeless, and the stories of those whose worldviews have been shifted by the homeless. Because of his raw, humorous, and honest voice, he achieves a rare and profound universality. Houses become homes once they embody the stories of the people who have made these spaces into places of significance, meaning, and memory. Home is fundamentally a place of connection and of relationships that are life-giving and foundational. Graham invites you to make everyone feel truly at home by finally inviting those living on the fringes of society into your heart.

This is why Welcome Homeless is about doing, not saying. It is about taking the ultimate and forward-thinking vision of a new heaven and new earth and literally breaking the soil so that new earth can exist here today. It is about realizing that homelessness is not fundamentally a consequence of moral and spiritual inadequacies; rather, it is often the logical and economical outcome for a large part of our population.

©2017 Alan Graham (P)2017 Thomas Nelson

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New home.

Seeing the face of Jesus in the homeless, the life that we long to live.

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This is simply the best audio book ..

This is simply the best audio book I have ever listened to!
A. I was homeless.
B. I now have an infinity for the homeless individual.
C. It was Christ whom saved me..

Thank you Alan! I adore your ministry, and also had a food truck idea several years ago for here in Phoenix.

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A thoroughly heartbreaking and uplifting journey.

I just completed listening to What's Wrong with You? when I went directly into this book. They were perfect complements. The first book discussed the impact of trauma on our physiology and its ongoing impact upon our personalities and decisions. This book highlights numerous examples of how trauma and a catastrophic loss of family led many unto homelessness. The beautiful thing about this book is the compassionate approach to building community and home for those who are without.

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Need to want a Christian version of homelessness

Homelessness is such a deep, serious and pervasive problem. This book looks at it through the lens of Christian ethics, which is often our calling. I was hoping for a book on the pervasive and important problems of homelessness and possible solutions as opposed to proselytizing. Not a criticism, just a realization that we cannot always use convenience to drive our journey.

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Thank you for rekindling my spirit and love of God

Between the many tears I shed listening to this book, I began to realize how homeless I truly am. I will listen to these stories again and again to help remind me of what it means to be spiritually homeless. I now plan to visit the community for continued inspiration and to help build community with others, especially those less fortunate. Thank you!

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If you're in social work, this is for you.

Excellent reminder of how we should act, no matter what we do for a living. For those in the human service field, I would highly recommend it. I thoroughly enjoyed the story, but the narrator's voice didn't click with me. That's my problem though! 5 stars.

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I will never be the same

what a wonderful and amazing book. filled with stories that have changed forever the way that I look at our brothers and sisters who live on the street.

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Great Perspective of Lifelong Service

Loved it; best book I've read in a while. Please visit mlf.org and see first hand what a life long service to people looks like