The world is witnessing its worst refugee crisis in recorded history, and the videos and images that have surfaced are harrowing. Many of us wonder how we can help, but at the same time we are nervous—we want to be compassionate, but we are concerned about the risks.
Seeking Refuge speaks right into that tension. It explores the salient issues and dilemmas, the theological and moral arguments, the economic costs and benefits of welcoming refugees, and more. Informed by real stories from refugee communities around the world, Seeking Refuge will equip you for a compassionate response to refugees and other displaced people, one that displays God’s redeeming power to a broken world.
The church has an opportunity to lead out on one of the most important issues of our time. Someday our Lord will say, “I was a stranger and you welcomed me...” Will he be talking about us?
- Informative, Biblical, Personal, Practical and Listenable
I finished this book Trump 1 day, when much of the new presidents's rhetoric about illegals, refugees, Mexicans and Muslims is still hanging in the air. This book is a very helpful and accessible treatment of the issues confronting Westerners (I am an Aussie) in responding to the refugee crisis. It is historically aware, biblical, practical and each author brings a helpfully distinctive perspective to the book. Although clearly for Christians, I would recommend this book for sharing with unbelievers and engaging together in how we as citizens of the West - and the World - might respond well and understand the legal framework relating to the processing, relocation and integration of the millions in our world who are geographically displaced. The authors address common questions and objections raised - like terrorism, supposed over run, integration, cultural conflict - and don't skirt uncomfortable aspects of how the public and political debate is unfolding. It's a personal book, full of stories and opportunities to engage at a human, not theoretical level. To close, here's a great fact raised early in the book. "You shall have no other gods before me" is the most frequent command in the Old Testament. What's Number 2.......? Welcome the stranger.
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