The Dirty Beggar Living in My Head

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: December 13, 2007
  •  Discontinued
  • ISBN: 978-0-8308-3613-0
  • Item Code: 3613

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

Don Everts is the senior pastor of First & Calvary Presbyterian Church in Springfield, Missouri, and is a writer for Lutheran Hour Ministries and the Hopeful Neighborhood Project. Don has spent almost three decades helping people on college campuses and in the local church become good stewards of their God-given gifts. Along the way, his wife, Wendy, has been helping Don do the same. His many books include The Reluctant Witness, The Spiritually Vibrant Home, and The Hopeful Neighborhood, all of which feature original research from Barna and biblical insights for our everyday lives.