Magazine article International Bulletin of Mission Research

Christians at the Border: Immigration, the Church, and the Bible. 2nd Ed

Magazine article International Bulletin of Mission Research

Christians at the Border: Immigration, the Church, and the Bible. 2nd Ed

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Christians at the Border: Immigration, the Church, and the Bible. 2nd ed.

ByM. Daniel Carroll R. Grand Rapids: Brazos Press, 2013. Pp. vii, 208. Paperback $17.99.

Christians at the Border helps the majority culture and Hispanics think about and respond to the subject of immigration, particularly that of undocumented Hispanics, as biblically informed Christians. This edition updates readers on sociolegal data on immigration and expands on the biblical foundations for how Christians should relate to immigrants, refugees, sojourners, and strangers--those in exile. As the son of a Guatemalan mother and an American father who grew up in a bicultural and bilingual household, Carroll stands between the Hispanic culture and the U.S. majority culture. Since Carroll is also a biblical scholar and the immigration spokesperson for the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, he is certainly qualified to speak on this issue.

The book argues that Christians must take a biblical stand in the national debate about undocumented immigration. Everyone, including undocumented Hispanic migrants, is made in God's image and is therefore valuable. …

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