The Adentures of Space and Hobo
A New Book by
Ken L. Birks
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The Above Video is Ken's Testimony
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The Adventures of Space and Hobo tells the story of Ken’s vagabond life after Vietnam. It explores the on-the-ground confusion and chaos of the Vietnam War and its effects on a generation, and those who served. Named Space by a new friend, Hobo, Ken and his traveling companion hit the road to partake of all the possibilities of that generation in search of adventure and uncharted experiences.They were looking for what was real, authentic, and the invisible mysteries behind it all. The story takes us step by step along the path of an awakening of a lost soul, on his way to finding understanding of himself, his path, and the meaning of his life.
Space and Hobo are two Viet Nam Veterans who took up the hippie lifestyle and counterculture. They allowed fate to be their guide while navigating through the spiritual maze of the 1970s as they traveled by hopping freight trains and by hitchhiking through our nation’s cities. By using their wits and street knowledge, they traveled as vagabonds looking for the next free ride to nowhere in particular while mooching off whatever resources or people who happened to come their way.
Along the way we discover the futility of expecting different surroundings and new happenings to fill what’s missing in ourselves. And we discover the grace of God. We watch as His patience, protection and kindness take every opportunity to express His love and intercept the consciousness of a young man who was looking for more, but didn’t know exactly what. We see the diligent pursuit of a God who won’t let go and can outwit our stubbornness and deception and complacency – A God who knows who are His and won’t stop until we look with awe at how he has called and led us, without force, to a moment of awe-inspiring revelation and a true change of identity, heart and mind.