Finding Jesus at the Border

Opening Our Hearts to the Stories of Our Immigrant Neighbors
Author(s): Julia Lambert Fogg
Original Publish Date: Apr 21, 2020
Product Number: EB00763379
Released: Apr 21, 2020
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781493420155
Publisher: Brazos Press
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Immigration is an issue of major concern within the Christian community. As Christians, how should we respond to the current crisis?Interweaving biblical narratives of border crossing and recent stories of immigrants at the US-Mexico border, this accessibly written book invites Christians to reconsider the plight of their neighbors and respond with compassion to the present immigration crisis. Julia Lambert Fogg, a pastor and New Testament scholar who is actively serving immigrant families in Southern California, interprets well-known biblical stories in a fresh way and puts a human face on the immigration debate.Fogg argues that Christians must step out of their comfort zones and learn to cross social, ethnic, and religious borders--just as Jesus did--to become the body of Christ in the world. She encourages readers to welcome Christ by embracing DREAMers, the undocumented, asylum seekers, and immigrants, and she inspires Christians to advocate for immigrant justice in their communities.