Learn More About Immigration

By Kevin Lines

The Evangelical Immigration Table (www.evangelicalimmigrationtable.org) is an organization of Evangelical Christians seeking bipartisan immigration reform and who seek to love the stranger in their communities.

Welcoming the Stranger: Justice, Compassion, & Truth in the Immigration Debate, by Matthew Soerens and Jenny Hwang (Downers Grove: IVP Books, 2009)
This is a great primer for learning about the current immigration situation and how Evangelicals should get involved in a proactive and biblical way. This easy-to-read book is designed for beginners, but is thoroughly researched and documented. It provides a solid framework for understanding immigration.

Christians at the Border: Immigration, the Church, and the Bible, by M. Daniel Carroll R. (Grand Rapids: Brazos Press, 2013)
This book (written by a professor of Old Testament at Denver Seminary) is a thorough examination of what the Bible has to say about immigration and how that relates to the current situation in the United States. It is a great tool for those who want to build their perspective based on God’s Word.

Strangers Next Door: Immigration, Migration and Mission, by J.D. Payne (Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2012)
This book focuses on the intercultural ministry opportunities now available to the church. Payne presents ideas for how your church can move forward in mission to migrants.

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