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endorsements welcoming the stranger


“Here is a book for every Christian and every church leadership team interested in one of the greatest mercy/justice issues of our time: how will the church care for immigrants in our midst? The authors write with sensitivity concerning the volatile emotions on all sides of the debates as they offer essential information designed to help us formulate responses to this very complex issue. Welcoming the Stranger inspired me to expand my heart of compassion and take action.” — 

Paul Borthwick, author of Great Commission, Great Compassion

“Soerens and Hwang have injected justice, compassion, and truth into what needs to become a new conversation on immigration–values that are often in short supply in this debate.” 

Glen Peterson, Sojourners, June 2009

“Matthew Soerens and Jenny Yang have put the ‘rubber to the road’ for Christians when it comes to the topic of immigration and refugee policy. Welcoming the Stranger has become a widely read explanation of a biblical response to immigration. It’s refreshing to read Christian authors address a global crisis in a decidedly Christ-like manner. Soerens and Yang lead the reader through a logical argument for a compassionate policy shift on this volatile topic. I can genuinely say after reading this book, that maybe there is hope that the church will once again welcome the stranger.” 

Reid Ribble, former member of Congress representing Wisconsin’s eighth congressional district

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