This is another book I almost didn’t read. It appeared on the “new purchases” list of the local library page, and at first I passed it by, then thought, why not? I’m so glad I did. It was on of those “can’t put it down” books, and you can read it in a day, so don’t miss it.
The author, Ginger Sprouse, freely admits she made a mess of her life. She has an affair, asks for a divorce, alienates her children and her father. Through God’s grace she repents of her sins and gets back on track. While reading this verse from Mark,
“Love your neighbor as yourself.” Mark 12:31
she decides to take the parable of the Good Samaritan literally. She stops by to talk with the crazy-looking, smelly, homeless man named Victor that she normally drove past every day. She discovered that Victor’s greatest need wasn’t cash or food, but human companionship. Gradually she befriends him. She brings him lunch from McDonald’s and she sits and talks with him. In his lucid moments, she learns more about his life. Eventually she begins inviting Victor to her home, and finally to live with her and her second husband.
You’ll enjoy the story of Ginger’s spiritual journey and the development of her relationship with Victor. If you’re anything like me, it will challenge you and your perspective on the homeless.
VERDICT: 5 stars. Read this one for sure!