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Bowery Mission

Grit and Grace on Manhattan's Oldest Street

Bowery Mission

Grit and Grace on Manhattan's Oldest Street

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£9.99

Publisher: Plough Publishing House
ISBN: 9780874862546
Number of Pages: 176
Published: 05/11/2019
Width: 12.7 cm
Height: 17.7 cm
A colorful history of lives rescued on New York City's infamous boulevard of broken dreams. The Bowery has long been one of New York City's most notorious streets, a magnet for gangsters, hucksters, and hobos. And despite sweeping changes, it is still all too often the end of the road for troubled war veterans, drug addicts, the mentally ill, the formerly incarcerated, and others generally down on their luck. Against this backdrop, for 140 years, Christians of every stripe have been coming together at the Bowery Mission to offer hearty meals, hot showers, clean beds, warm clothes - and, for thousands of homeless over the years, the help they need to get off the streets and back on their feet. Jason Storbakken, a recent Bowery director, retraces that colorful history and profiles some of the illustrious characters that have made the Bowery an iconic New York institution. His book offers a lens through which to better understand the changing faces of homelessness, of American Christianity, and of New York City itself - all of which converge daily at the Bowery Mission's red doors.

Jason Storbakken

Jason Storbakken served as director of the chapel at the Bowery Mission for ten years and now develops curriculum for the ministry's transitional programs. With his wife Vonetta he founded Radical Living, a Brooklyn-based community organization. He is the author of Radical Spirituality and pastor of the Manhattan Mennonite Fellowship.

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