The Dirty Beggar Living in My Head
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The Dirty Beggar Living in My Head

One Guy's Musings About Evil and Hell

One Guy's Head Series

by Don Everts

The Dirty Beggar Living in My Head
  • Length: 72 pages
  • Dimensions: 4.25 × 7 in
  • Published: January 2008
  •  Discontinued
  • ISBN: 978-0-8308-3613-0
  • Item Code: 3613
  • Case Quantity: 120

In this visit to Don Everts's head, you'll meet The Dirty Beggar. He's hunched over, with bloodshot eyes and dressed in a dark, baggy robe. He's usually silent, sulking in a corner, but sometimes, late at night, he whispers in a hoarse, raspy voice. And nobody wants to hear the stories he tells, stories of evil and wrath and judgment.

Relax--Stuff Happens thinks that the Beggar is bent out of shape over nothing. Middle Class Spirituality can't bear the Beggar's intolerance. And Truth Is Relative dismisses the Beggar's absolutism. But regardless of what they think, the other ideas can't escape being confronted by the Beggar.

The Dirty Beggar is one of the most unpleasant, uncomfortable folks ever to visit your head. But he sticks around and haunts you. Find out why.

Everts's concept is clever -- it's instantly accessible and helpfully promotes a brand of cerebral self-awareness. The Dirty Beggar is the best of the bunch. His story re-couches judgement as the oppressed Hebrew people may have thought of it: justice at last! But it's not until the final chapter that Everts makes it ring true. Using the Beggar's voice, Everts narrates the true story of realizing his brother was a convicted child molestor.

Chris Ridgeway, Jesus Creed, March 10, 2008


introduction: my head
1 meet the dirty beggar
2 the dirty beggar?s story
3 the fist must fly
4 rapists one and all
5 the day of judgment
6 in the path of the fist
conclusion: your head


Don Everts is minister of outreach at Bonhomme Presbyterian Church in Chesterfield, Missouri, where he spends time cultivating relationships with people who are generally skeptical Christians with a passion for evangelism and global justice. He previously served as an area director for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship in Boulder, Colorado. His books include I Once Was Lost, Go and Do, and Jesus with Dirty Feet.

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