Required Reading

Welcome Homeless: One Man’s Journey of Discovering the Meaning of Home
Alan Graham, with Lauren Hall. (Thomas Nelson, 2017)

Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion
Gregory Boyle (Free Press, 2011)

Mobile Loaves & Fishes website:

NPR/Invisibilia: The Problem with the Solution
This is a wonderful podcast about the topic of people with mental illness and how they live in community. The podcast shares about the town of Hale and how families foster individuals with mental illnesses.

MLF podcast: Gospel Con Carne
A Gritty Journey of Tex-Mex Theology with Alan Graham, Founder and CEO of Mobile Loaves & Fishes 

Collision Story – Missional Residents (Austin Ridge Bible Church)
This is a video produced by Austin Ridge Bible Church featuring six Missional residents in Community First! Village as they speak about beginning their journey.

Why Do These People Live Among the Chronically Homeless?
Austin Monthly, December 2017

 Austin-based Doctor Takes Practice Beyond the Clinic to Homeless Community
Spectrum News, December 2019

Batterson, Mark. Circle Maker: Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Greatest Fears. (Zondervan, 2012)

Bouma-Prediger, Steven and Brian Walsh. Beyond Homelessness: Christian Faith in a Culture of Displacement (Eerdmans, 2008)

Boyle, Gregory. Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship (Simon & Schuster, 2017)

Frost, Michael. Surprise the World: The Five Habits of Highly Missional People. Tyndall House Publishers, Inc., (Navpress 2016)

Hansen, Brant. Unoffendable. (Thomas Nelson, 2015)

Jansen, David. The Intentional Christian Community Handbook: For Idealists, Hypocrites, and Wannabe Disciples of Jesus. (Paraclete Press 2013)

Pathak, Jay. The Art of Neighboring: Building Genuine Relationships Right Outside Your Door. (Baker Books, 2012)

Pohl, Christine. Making Room: Recovering Hospitality as a Christian Tradition. Grand Rapids, MI: (Eerdmans, 1999)

Pohl, Christine. Living into Community: Cultivating Practices That Sustain Us. Grand Rapids,MI: (Eerdmans, 2012)

Rosenberg, Marshall B. Nonviolent Communications: A Language of Life (PuddleDancer Press, 2003)

Sweet, Leonard. From Tablet to Table : Where Community is Found and Identity is Formed. Tyndall House Publishers, Inc., (Navpress 2014)

Alexander, Bruce K., Professor Emeritus, Simon Fraser University, “Addiction: The View From Rat Park”

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