Souls in the Hands of a Tender God: Stories of the Search for Home and Healing on the Streets

by Craig Rennebohm, David Paul. Beacon Press, 2008.
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Few of us choose to get involved with people who have multiple chronic mental health problems, let alone are also homelessness. But street chaplain Craig Rennebohm did just that. For those who feel called to better understand and/or minister to homeless men and women on the streets, Souls in the Hands of a Tender God will challenge complacency and stereotypical thinking. Rennebohm and Paul poignantly demonstrate the value of each person and illustrate what true companionship looks like from their work as street chaplains in Seattle. Rennebohm's own battle with serious depression gifted him with deep insight into human frailty and the ability to represent God's gracious presence in suffering. Conversations, the companion discussion guide to Souls in the Hands...will provide small group and adult education classes ample material to learn about effective urban ministry.