Loving the Unloved of Society
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For almost ten years, Gary Smith, S.J., lived and worked among the poor of Portland, Oregon. With this memoir, he invites us to walk with him and meet some of the abandoned, over-looked, and forgotten members of our society with whom he has shared his life. Just as Smith found a deeper, truer understanding of himself and of the heart of God through his work, these people and their stories stand to transform us.
_25E2_2580_259CAlthough its subject matter is bleak, the book is not. Smith has found love amid the 020EE204B9
_25E2_2580_259CSmith takes us where we would rather not go, the heart of the poor, the lonely, and t0E1809D442
—Michael L. Cook, S.J.
Professor of theology
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—Gerald T. Cobb, S.J.
Chair, department of English