Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Pilgrims of the Alley: Living out Faith in Displacement Paperback – February 5, 2013
|New from||Used from|
"Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress"
Is the world really falling apart? Is the ideal of progress obsolete? Cognitive scientist and public intellectual Steven Pinker urges us to step back from the gory headlines and prophecies of doom, and instead, follow the data: In seventy-five jaw-dropping graphs, Pinker shows that life, health, prosperity, safety, peace, knowledge, and happiness are on the rise. Learn more
About the Author
Dave Arnold grew up in the D.C. Area. At the age of seventeen, he turned his life over to Christ through the ministry of Young Life. While in college at Taylor University-Fort Wayne, Dave received his calling into ministry. Since then, he has worked in a variety of roles: youth and college ministry, church planting, inner city missions, church planting consulting, and as a case manager with World Relief. Dave and his wife, Angie, have travelled all over the world working with the displaced, poor, and hurting. Dave has also been a freelance writer for the last ten years and a blogger for the last two years. He currently lives in the Dearborn (Detroit-area) where he works with immigrants from the Middle East. He is passionate about hospitality and helping “strangers” feel like they belong. Dave is married to Angie and they have one son, Luke. You can connect with Dave online at www.reflectionsfromthealley.org or follow him on Twitter @davejarnold16.
If you buy a new print edition of this book (or purchased one in the past), you can buy the Kindle edition for only $2.99 (Save 63%). Print edition purchase must be sold by Amazon. Learn more.
For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present, and future print-edition purchases now lets you buy the Kindle edition for $2.99 or less. (Textbooks available for $9.99 or less.)
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
The author has worked with refugees for the last 8 years and maybe that's who you think of when you hear the word 'displaced' but as you read this book your mind and heart will be opened to fully see that in many ways as Christians we are all refugees. So why does God allow us to struggle and work out our faith in this life? He wants to stretch us and use us for His purpose. One of those uses is to be a blessing to others. He wants us to be people who give back. Just like Fiko, in the book, who although suffering a tremendous amount, did not become bitter but instead got a job giving back, helping folks like he had originally been helped.
This book is written in three sections: Disorientation, Blessing and Homecoming. It takes us through the three stages. How we react to being displaced will determine how much of a blessing we are to others.
Do you think displacement is something new? How about Abraham? God told him to leave everything he knew. Did he become a blessing to others? You bet! The author provides many other examples, a few of which are Hagar, Esther and Daniel.
There is no such thing as a normal life here on earth. Normal went out when Adam and Eve sinned and we will not find it until we get to heaven.
What are the three deadliest lies from Satan to stop you living to the fullest where God puts you? Read this book to find out. No matter how little, you as a Christian, think you have, you have the most important thing - the love of Jesus. We are challenged to take what we have and give it away. If you really think you have nothing else, do some research on some of the many refugees in this world!
When God calls you, He will make it very clear. God loves us as we are BUT He pushes us to constantly improve. Mediocre living is not good enough.
Each chapter in this well written book concludes with "Reflections from the Alley" (questions)and a prayer.
Are you willing to step out for God and allow Him to use you to be a blessing? "As much as you let God love you, is as much as you will love others." Dave's adventure began on a gray morning in Chicago. How about yours?
This book helps us to recognize that we are living in displacement; a time in between Christ's death on the cross and his second coming and although we ache for his second coming and the restoration of all things, God is pushing us as Christians to be His missionaries to those around us in the mean time. Working with refugees in the Detroit area, many of whom are of the Islamic faith, Dave is no stranger to loving and serving those who find themselves displaced. Dave compares the yearning of these refugees to return to their homeland with our own yearning for God's kingdom. He reminds us of the purpose of pain and that our current situation is only temporary and will be consummated by God's love. On a personal note, I often found this book to be just what I needed for my current situation and would highly recommend it to anyone.
I enjoyed ready how God has worked in others lives and gained hope for my own.
Most recent customer reviews
Feel stuck in life?
Want to feel the direction God has for your life?
I recommend reading Pilgrims of the Alley. Lmc