Living a Sheltered Life

Christian Life Lessons through Homeless Youth

By Paul Cummings

Foreword by Charles R. Ringma

Living a Sheltered Life

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  • ISBN: 9781725251809
  • Pages: 134
  • Publication Date: 12/31/2019
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Living a Sheltered Life

Christian Life Lessons through Homeless Youth

By Paul Cummings

Foreword by Charles R. Ringma

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  • ISBN: 9781725251809
  • Pages: 134
  • Publication Date: 12/31/2019
  • Retail Price: $18.00
Web Price: $14.40
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About-

As I reflected on working in a Teen Challenge Youth Emergency Accommodation Shelter, I began to realize that in serving others, I too had been greatly served. I didn’t work at the shelter to receive blessings or any such thing. My understanding was that I worked there to help others less fortunate than I, in obedience to God’s will for my life. But I did get blessed. Abundantly!

It’s a spiritual dynamic that when we serve others, we are also served. As I served the homeless youth in Brisbane, Australia, God served me through those very same homeless teenagers. The lives and issues I faced were used by God to grow and mature me as a Christian. Without knowing it themselves, different residents were used by God to speak to my heart and teach me his ways. It came through reminders of God’s grace toward me in my adolescent years. I gained insights on how to grow the ministry using scriptural leadership principles. I also saw the power of prayer in action. God used all those things, and more, to give direction and purpose to my life and work. I went to serve others and God served me.

Endorsements & Reviews-

“Paul’s unique ability to take any situation and turn it into an entertaining and inspiring story is evident throughout this book. Paul has been my leader, mentor, brother-in-arms, and good friend for over thirty years. What he has described is so accurate that I found myself laughing, crying, and reminiscing. I hope you enjoy this insight into a period of our lives that would change us and the young people we served forever.”

—Brad Wessling, Registered Nurse and healthcare education and leadership consultant



“‘Inasmuch as you did it unto one of the least of these . . . you did it unto me.’ Here, Paul Cummings demonstrates how these words of Jesus become real when we both accept and then serve others in need, as Jesus did. In a mystery God has built into creation, in so doing we are drawn into the very heart of God for his world and receive unexpected treasures of his grace, provision, and enabling.”

—Ian Heard, Sydney, Australia

Contributors-

Paul Cummings
Charles R. Ringma

Bio(s)-

Paul Cummings is the author of In the Twinkling of an Eye and has been a Christian journeyman of forty-five years. He has worked for Teen Challenge (Brisbane) and been a full-time pastor in the Uniting and Anglican Churches in Australia, as well as accepting leadership roles in nondenominational churches and in Christian community.

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