79 minutes | Aug 31st 2018

A Year of Living Homeless with Derek Snook

Derek Snook, self-described son of a Baptist minister and entrepeneur joins me to discuss his recent book, The Definition of Success: What Living Homeless Can Teach You. He tells me what was intended as a one-night experiment lasted a year, and years later he has decided to publish a book about how this experience had an impact on him and what he learned from it, including a well-paying temp agency he started and recently sold. Definitely a different take on "loving your neighbor as yourself" if I ever heard one! A few interesting points that came up in our discussion:  While Derek could have quit this experiment at any given momenty and gone back home, most homeless and less fortunate don't have that option  How living in bubbles in our culture is destructive to indviduals and groups, including the toll isolation is taking on mental health in general The intriguing way a city's layout is actually important to society What can we do to erase the barrier between wealthy and poor churches, as well as the racial divide, even in the church, between black and white congregations Relevant Links: Derek's website at dereksnook.net Follow Derek on Instagram.  Get a copy of his book from Amazon.  Check out Derek's 2015 TedX talk at this link: https://youtu.be/haoTlVcg0PE 
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