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Next Book Club Read: The God Who Sees by Karen Gonzalez

Thank you to everyone who has joined any of the book club chats – they have been so encouraging! And I’m really excited about our next book, as it’s been on my list for quite a while.

Next up: The God Who Sees: Immigrants, the Bible, and the Journey to Belong by Karen Gonzalez.

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Meet people who have fled their homelands.
Hagar. Joseph. Ruth. Jesus.

Here is a riveting story of seeking safety in another land. Here is a gripping journey of loss, alienation, and belonging. In The God Who Sees, immigration advocate Karen Gonzalez recounts her family’s migration from the instability of Guatemala to making a new life in Los Angeles and the suburbs of south Florida. In the midst of language barriers, cultural misunderstandings, and the tremendous pressure to assimilate, Gonzalez encounters Christ through a campus ministry program and begins to follow him.

Here, too, is the sweeping epic of immigrants and refugees in Scripture. Abraham, Hagar, Joseph, Ruth: these intrepid heroes of the faith cross borders and seek refuge. As witnesses to God’s liberating power, they name the God they see at work, and they become grafted onto God’s family tree.

Find resources for welcoming immigrants in your community and speaking out about an outdated immigration system. Find the power of Jesus, a refugee Savior who calls us to become citizens in a country not of this world.

Where to Buy: Amazon | BN.com | Christianbooks.com | Bookshop

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Next Book Club Read: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Another Book Club discussion in the books! Really appreciate all who come, share their insights, what’s they’re learning from the books we read! I am looking forward to more book clubs!⁣

Next up: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass – An American Slave. It’s been a long while since I’ve read this and I thought it would also make a great read for Black History Month. Plus, with this being in public domain, there are plenty of places to snag a copy (whether free or very affordable physical copies). We’ll be meeting in March to discuss, so do consider joining us!

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Next Book Club Read: The Color of Compromise

The next read for Musings of Jamie Book Club will be Jemar Tisby’s THE COLOR OF COMPROMISE. This is such an important book and I hope you’ll join us! Since December naturally gets busy with holidays, we’ll be connecting mid-January for the discussion! Join the Facebook Group here.

ABOUT THE BOOK:
In The Color of Compromise, Jemar Tisby takes readers back to the roots of sustained racism and injustice in the American church. Filled with powerful stories and examples of American Christianity’s racial past, Tisby’s historical narrative highlights the obvious ways people of faith have actively worked against racial justice, as well as the complicit silence of racial moderates. Identifying the cultural and institutional tables that must be flipped to bring about progress, Tisby provides an in-depth diagnosis for a racially divided American church and suggests ways to foster a more equitable and inclusive environment among God’s people.

WHERE TO BUY: Amazon | BN.com | Christianbooks.com | Books A Million

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Kicking Off An Online Book Club!

So I’m officially gonna do it! I’m starting a bi-monthly online book club – starting with some of the books I’ve been sharing about recently. I’d love for you to join! I created a Facebook group, but will also keep the blog updated as well.

It will be simple, promise! We’ll read a book every other month and then come together online to discuss. The first discussion will be in late August, discussing Just Mercy. For as much as I talk about this book 🙂, it only seems right that it be the book to kick off this book club!

I’m really excited and am looking forward to these discussions. If you think others would be interested, please feel free to invite them!

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