Pre-order Copies of The Kingdom of the Poor

Parnassus Books is pleased to offer our customers the opportunity to pre-order copies of The Kingdom of the Poor: My Journey Home by Charles Strobel with Foreword by Ann Patchett. The Kingdom of the Poor will be published on September 17th, 2024. 

The deadline for pre-orders is Tuesday, September 10th, 2024.

More about The Kingdom of the Poor

As Charles Strobel, beloved Nashville priest and champion of the unhoused, reached the end of his life in 2023, he began to contemplate the last message he wanted to leave his family, friends, and community. With the help of his niece, Katie Seigenthaler, and his colleague, Amy Frogge, Strobel began to dictate The Kingdom of the Poor. He wrote, "Mark Twain, the great American folk hero and writer, has said, 'The two most important days of your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.' The following pages help to explain why I was born."

The "why" of Charlie Strobel's life, which was devoted to helping those without support systems and homes to call their own, was a simple belief that we are all poor and we are all worthy of love.

The Kingdom of the Poor is the story of the people and experiences that led him to this understanding and inspired him to live his life accordingly.

More about Charles Strobel

Charles Strobel (1943-2023) was the founding director of Room In The Inn, a continuum of care for unhoused people living on the streets of Nashville and beyond. A Catholic priest, Strobel was known for his innovative advocacy on behalf of human rights and economic equity, his ecumenism, and his opposition to the death penalty. He is the author of Room In The Inn: Ways Your Congregation Can Help Homeless People. He played in amateur baseball leagues into his seventies and was a passionate New York Yankees fan.

The Kingdom of the Poor: My Journey Home By Charles Strobel, Katie Seigenthaler (Editor), Amy Frogge (Editor) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780826507365
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Vanderbilt University Press - September 17th, 2024