Archives For D.L. Mayfield

 

Here are a few new book releases from this week that are worth checking out:

(Where possible, we have also tried to include a review/interview related to the book…)

Assimilate or Go Home: Notes from a Failed Missionary on Rediscovering Faith

D.L. Mayfield

 

Read a review from Christianity Today

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Blessed by the People that the Empire Forgets and Disdains and Shuns

Jesus was a Migrant

Dierdre Cornell

Paperback: Orbis Books, 2014
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Reviewed by D.L. Mayfield

 

The front cover is of a man drawn in a Byzantine style, curly haired and bearded, trapped behind a wall of barbed wire. As he grabs a sharp strand of the fence in his hand he stares out at me, the reader. I notice the wound, dark and red, gaping from his palm. As anyone who ever went to Sunday School will know, this man is obviously Jesus. The title of the book competes with the wounds and eyes of Christ for my attention: Jesus Was a Migrant, it proclaims with boldness. I do not quite know what this means. I want to ask questions of it, wrestle with this claim, right from the beginning. I feel so very far away from him, and far away from the experiences of the stateless wanderers our world produces.

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