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Christians at the Border

Christians at the Border


Christians at the Border: Immigration, the Church, and the Bible

By M. Daniel Carroll R.

Foreword by Samuel Rodriguez; Afterword by Ronald J. Sider

Immigration is one of the most pressing issues on the national agenda. This accessible book provides biblical and ethical guidance for readers who are looking for a Christian perspective on the immigration issue. As both a Guatemalan and an American, the author has immersed himself in this issue and is uniquely qualified to write about it. Drawing on key biblical ideas, he speaks to both the immigrant culture and the host culture, arguing that both sides have much to learn about the debate. This timely, clear, and compassionate resource will benefit all Christians who are thinking through the immigration issue.

"Carroll's grasp of the problems presented by immigration-—political, economic, and familial—is balanced, restrained, and profound. On one level the book is a thorough presentation of the 'secular' facts, and on a deeper level those facts and problems are brought into contact with biblical and theological insight. Evangelicals will be well informed on both levels. Catholic leaders, too, with their steadily developed approach to the same problem, will find in Carroll a complementary and supporting vision. The need for a specifically Christian approach—a vision of the welcoming of the stranger—is evident, and Carroll supplies that need admirably. Protestants and Catholics of all political leanings need to pay attention to this book." —William M. Shea, College of the Holy Cross

"Danny Carroll's goal of providing Christians with a biblical and theological framework to participate in the U.S. immigration debate as Christians is met brilliantly in Christians at the Border. It provides Christians of various political perspectives a framework from which to begin a conversation together." —Juan Francisco Martinez, Fuller Theological Seminary

"Immigration issues grip American politics and opinions. But what does the Bible say? What is at the heart of the Christian view on immigration? Danny Carroll's voice on this issue is like no other. He is bilingual and bicultural; he is a Bible scholar and a committed Christian. Let him help shape your thinking and challenge your heart to be thoroughly Christian." —Leith Anderson, National Association of Evangelicals