Bent Hope - A Street Journal Paperback – Mar 15 2008
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It is inspiring, providing a real life glimpse at hope and despair, Bent Hop that is.
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Tim Huff has an uncanny way of bending words into incredible stories and undeniable wisdom. More than that, though, he has an uncanny way of seeing through the dirt under the fingernails, the smell of yesterday's alcohol, and the bitterness of a life gone off the rails to the nugget of truth and beauty underneath. He doesn't sugarcoat life on the streets - no, it's raw and real and ugly - but what he does is recognize the tiny light of hope - even if it's badly bent out of shape and barely recognizable - shining through each person he meets.
Here's the thing - more than just a powerful set of stories, this book renews my desire to believe in God. This book reminds me that if we set aside the many failures of the church, the messed up legalism and hate disguised as "WWJD", the narrow-mindedness and judgementalism - if we set all of that aside and look to the pure and unadulterated message and life of Jesus, we will find what we've all been aching for - hope. Tim Huff is out on the streets trying to live out that message of hope in a way that few pastors, televangelists, or social justice soap-box shouters have ever done. Not only that, but he's letting the light of hope shine through the stories and lives of messed up people to teach those of us who've let cynicism blind us that it really is okay to dream of a different future.