"God In the Alley: Being and Seeing Jesus in a Broken World" by Greg Paul (2004)
From the back cover:
"Sam has survived physical, sexual and substance abuse, terrible violence, and life on the streets. Wendy lives for the next high on crack, oblivious to her boyfriend's love. Neil is dying of AIDS.
These are the people of inner-city Toronto. Look into their distorted obscure faces, their fractured lives, and catch a glimpse of the sublime. Greg Paul calls them tragic heroes - individuals who can offer a testament to God's love and mercy.
With emotional depth and spiritual intensity, Greg's compelling stories reveal that people with desperate lives have precious lessons to teach us about the character of God. God in the Alley offers a profound message of grace and calling that each one of us needs to hear."