Welcoming the Stranger

Reviewed by: Ceil Carey, retired public librarian and long time book discussion leader



Title: Welcoming the stranger

Author: Matthew Soerens & Jenny Yang

Publisher: IVP

Publication Date: 2018 (revised)

Format: Paperback

Length: 274 pages


Welcoming the stranger is so filled with information that it could be described as a reference book for immigration. From the political aspects to the value of immigrants in the United States to thinking Biblically about immigration and much, much more, Soerens and Yang have created a well written book that covers most, if not all, of the questions and concerns that Christians and non-Christians alike might have. It is a challenging book that dares us to rethink many of the preconceived ideas we have had about immigrants from all countries.



Rating (1 to 5)


Suggested Audience

Those interested in the immigration debate and the Christian’s response to it.

Christian Impact

The subtitle is Justice, compassion and truth in the immigration debate. This says it all.

Other Notes (Optional)

Also contains:

-discussion questions
-Evangelical statement of principles for immigration reform
-about World Relief
-selected resources for learning more about the immigration issue


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Welcoming the Stranger

About Ceil Carey

The Evangelical Church Library Association, founded in 1970, is a fellowship of Christian churches, schools, and individuals.

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