Praying With Our Feet
"Readers looking for ways to get involved in their communities will find plenty to motivate them in Krinks's personal testament." --Publishers Weekly At age twenty, Lindsey Krinks thought she had her life figured out. But a devastating injury...
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"Readers looking for ways to get involved in their communities will find plenty to motivate them in Krinks's personal testament."
At age twenty, Lindsey Krinks thought she had her life figured out. But a devastating injury and an unexpected encounter with a homeless organizing group disrupted her plans and opened her eyes to the immense suffering and injustice around her. Awakened to a fierce pursuit of justice and a faith that called her to "pray with her feet," Krinks plunged into the underside of American society, where she found both staggering loss and astounding love.
As a street chaplain, activist, and cofounder of Open Table Nashville, Krinks takes us on an unforgettable spiritual journey to tent cities, alleys, slums, and the front lines of movements for justice. Praying with Our Feet challenges preconceptions about people who live on the streets, calling us to move from charity to justice and to get our hands dirty in the struggle for a better world.
Readers who are dismayed by the world's suffering but don't know where to start will find much inspiration in this intimate and moving book. Includes end-of-book discussion questions for each chapter.
Lindsey Krinks (MTS, Vanderbilt Divinity School) is a street chaplain, activist, and nonprofit leader who has worked for over a decade on the front lines of social justice movements. She is the cofounder of Open Table Nashville, a nationally acclaimed interfaith homeless outreach nonprofit. Krinks has served as a fellow with the New Leaders Council, a national network for millennial leaders, and regularly speaks to student, church, and community groups across the country. She was featured in a documentary about Nashville's largest homeless camp in 2019 and has been featured in dozens of Nashville news stories.