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Start with Welcome

The Journey toward a Confident and Compassionate Immigration Conversation
Bri Stensrud
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You've seen the headlines. You've watched the TV footage. People around the world are in dire situations and on the move. Current estimates suggest over 100 million people are forcibly displaced from their homes and seeking refuge in other countries. It seems as if everyone wants to come to the U.S., and if we're honest, that gives many of us pause.

As Christians we're supposed to love our neighbor as ourselves. But we can't stop wondering if we showed welcome to the world, would it change our culture? Would it make us less safe? Would it be a drain on our taxes and local communities? Whether we realize it or not, our fears have trumped our faith. We fear those who seek a new life in our midst.

So does the Bible have anything to say about immigration? Or is it just a political issue? Is it a pro-life issue? Where does this all fit in my faith and worldview?

You have questions. You have fears. But you also have compassion.

So, let's start there.

Let's have the conversation you've always wanted to have about immigration. Let's ask hard questions and detangle from the easy talking points that still leave us curious about our calling. Let's attach confidence to your compassion.

Get ready to dive into the whole of scripture to better understand what God calls us to do concerning immigrants and refugees. It's a journey, and I'm here to take it with you.

In Start with Welcome, Bri Stensrud reveals that something is stirring in the American Church. Something much bigger than platforms, politics, and pundits. Something that could literally change the world.

It all starts with one word: Welcome.

About the Author

Bri Stensrud is a human dignity advocate and the director of Women of Welcome, a community dedicated to diving into the whole of Scripture to understand God’s heart for the immigrant and refugee. She lives in Colorado Springs with her husband and two children.

  • Product Details
  • Page Count: 240
  • Format: Softcover
  • ISBN: 9780310154259
  • Release: February 6, 2024