From the Sanctuary to the Streets
How the Dreams of One City's Homeless Sparked a Faith Revolution that Transformed a Community
Imprint: Cascade Books
"From the Sanctuary to the Streets is the story of how one person began to help others--the broken of our world--dream and realize those dreams. She invites us into her world and introduces us to her friends. It is through this eye-opening account of Wendy's story and the individual stories of her friends that we get a glimpse of God's power to heal and mend the broken and transform them into a community of dreamers."
co-author of The Externally Focused Church
"McCaig's vision of Christian hospitality involves opening ourselves to the most vulnerable-the abused wife, the drug addict, the ex-felon, the abandoned elderly-and discovering there the presence of God. Friendships with those close at home-family and neighbors-as well as with those across racial and class lines illustrate how 'God never works alone.' This beautifully written book is a call to all of us to embrace our dreams, whether large and small, and in so doing respond to God's call to be Christ's body for the world."
author of Untamed Hospitality: Welcoming God and Other Strangers
"This is one of the best, most challenging, and hope-filled books I've read in a long time. What makes From the Sanctuary to the Streets so different from other books on the subject is it's narrative quality--it reads like a novel, chalk-full of personal stories and wisdom born of experience. McCaig has captured qualities of holiness and hope that blossom in some of the most desolate corners of the inner city."
author of The Communion of Saints: Radical Puritan and Separatist Ecclesiology 1570-1625
"Years ago, God gave Joseph an unpopular but ultimately redemptive dream that altered the course of his nation. Today, God has spoken a dream of the same fabric to my friend and courageous leader Wendy McCaig. Those who are wise enough to listen to this dreamer will become a part of a movement of the Church Distributed and will touch their communities with grace and hope."
--John P. Chandler
author of Courageous Church Leadership: Conversations with Effective Practitioners