We have a fledgling refugee ministry at our church – we’ve mostly been doing a lot of learning and listening, discovering what resources already exist in our community (SO MANY) and also trying to learn what it might look like for us to support/enhance some of this work. But also, we’re having a lot of conversations about, you know, spending actual time with refugees. (Which can sometimes be the crucial piece that is often left out of the brainstorming and structure-building, etc.)
The staff member in charge of this group brought a pile of books that had been recommended to him, and asked people to read and report back. I’ve already finished one, and this is the second I picked up.
This is the ideal book for any Christian who’s interested in caring for refugees but feeling really intimidated. It’s super-practical (“Here are suggested topics of conversation for getting to know someone from another culture.”) and very warm and encouraging – and she starts the book with “This is what the Bible says about caring for strangers, and here are some verses explaining God’s heart for them.”