Under the Overpass

Two guys who are from an upper-middle class family decide to experience life on the streets in six different cities.  This was not an ordinary street life, but a life on the streets as homeless men.  The transition to street life began with checking into a rescue mission located in Denver, Colorado.

For the next five months Mike and Sam began to realize what it truly means to be homeless. They had to  suffer from hunger pains, had to  panhandle,  and were treated differently by all except the homeless. The hard times occurred from being kicked out of restaurants to being kicked off of a church’s property.

Many answers from topics not covered in the book are answered at the end in a Q & A section.

I would suggest this book to my friends and am indeed going to suggest it to several of them to read. It is challenging and inspirational. The story will challenge one’s faith and even one’s view of the homeless people that are out there on the streets in need of help.  It will make you laugh, smile, and even cry through the different events that occur over the five months. Overall, it is a great read which I did not want to put down until I was finished and suggest to everyone to read.

If further interested the site check out: http://www.undertheoverpass.com/uop/home.php

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Waterbrook Multnomah as part of their Blogging for Books program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.


~ by zealfire on December 10, 2010.

2 Responses to “Under the Overpass”

  1. Sounds like an interesting book. Thanks for the review! =D

  2. Read this book in high school. Totally eye opening! Good review.

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