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Assimilate or Go Home by D.L. Mayfield
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really liked it
bookshelves: studies, 2016-read-harder-challenge, read-in-2017

While I wish this book would have published the essays chronically, it is a good read. Sobering, really. With all the talk of refugees, we fail to remember that many of them would rather be in their home countries, and not in America. They are here because they don't have a choice. My take-away,
"The world is so much worse than we would like to believe, and God is so much wilder than we are being taught. We can study the kingdom of God, but we can never contain or subdue it. Reading about it will never equal the experience of it. That we must discover for ourselves, and it we will find it were God always said it would be: on the margins, in the upside-down kingdom. We aren't being asked to assimilate, but we are being called to make our home here more like the kingdom we have always dreamed about but are too scared to believe was possible. Because God's dream for the world is coming, looming brighter and brighter on the horizon." pages 202-203
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Reading Progress

December 31, 2016 – Shelved
December 31, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
December 31, 2016 – Shelved as: studies
January 8, 2017 – Started Reading
January 8, 2017 –
page 54
24.11%
February 5, 2017 –
page 116
51.79%
February 24, 2017 – Finished Reading
November 5, 2017 – Shelved as: 2016-read-harder-challenge
December 30, 2017 – Shelved as: read-in-2017

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