The Least of These
Lessons Learned from Kids on the Street
by Ron Ruthruff
Through concrete detail, current statistics, and qualitative insights from more than 25 years living among and ministering globally to youth mired in tough and dangerous street life, Ron Ruthruff provides a tried model for serving not only troubled youth but others as well. Ruthruff tells stirring, biblically relevant stories of the real young people whom he and his family have loved and served—and what these kids have taught him in return about truly Christ-centered ministry.
These stirring stories compel us to reach the least, the last, and the lost, and to appreciate what they can teach us as well. Readers will hear the voice of Job from the hospital bed of a heroin addict, read the story of the demoniac in Mark 5 from the perspective of an “untouchable” in an orphanage in Bombay, India, and discover that the children who sit on our city streets around the world are not just a problem to be solved, but have the potential to become some of our greatest teachers in both their depravity and their dependence on God.
Item #: N104135
Category: Practical Life, Contemporary Issues
Size: 5.75 X 8.75 Inches
Page Count: 208
Pack Qty: 36
About the Author
Ron Ruthruff works with homeless and street‐involved youth and families providing case management services, designing programs, and educating the community on the psychosocial issues that impact this community. Ron has lectured in Kenya, Guatemala, Vietnam, Cambodia, and India, and speaks across the nation on topics including high‐risk youth and early intervention strategies; street culture and sociological aspects of prostitution; adolescent culture, development, and trauma; and urban missiology. He serves as adjunct faculty at Bakke Graduate University and guest lectures at numerous seminaries and colleges. Ron lives in Seattle, Washington, with his wife, Linda, and their two sons, Ben and Clayton.