“Finding Jesus at the Border” is a book that speaks to us about those who crossed borders, legally or illegally, to become our neighbors, our grocers, our gardeners, our doctors. And about the borders that we must cross to support them as they live out their dreams of becoming Americans. Prof. Julia Lambert Fogg of Cal Lutheran writes about CLUE-VC, Adelanto, and the dilemmas that we face when we work for a more just world.
This 2020 book will touch your heart and raise questions that we will want to talk over with each other. Rev. Stacy and I will co-lead a conversation group that will meet three times a month. We will start out with Zoom, meeting at 7 pm on Tuesdays: May 12, 19, 26; June 9, 16, 23; and July 14 and 21.
Please consider using your Amazon Smile account to order, so that the church receives a little donation. The book is available in paperback and in Kindle e-book format.
From Baker Publishing Group:
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.
1. Walk This Way: Approaching the Border
2. Fleeing without Papers: Matthew 2:1-23
3. Vantage Points and Borders–Where We Stand Affects How We See: Mark 12:41-44
4. Challenging Border Wall Mentalities: Ruth and Mark 7:24-30
5. Letters from Behind Prison Walls: Philippians 1:12-30
6. Seeking Asylum at the US Border: Philippians 2:5-11
7. Standing before ICE: John 11:1-34
8. Where Do We Go from Here? Border Crossing as Praxis: John 1:1-5, 14
We’re excited to read and discuss this insightful, engaging book with you! Stay tuned to find out the exact dates and times we will be meeting in the Midst for our first Book Study of 2020.
Check out Baker Publishing Group’s website to learn more about Rev. Dr. Julia Lambert Fogg – click on the link above and scroll down the page to “The Author” (near the bottom of the page, after the Endorsements, which we encourage you to read as well).
For more information, or to join in on this study, please Contact Us.