Seeking Refuge: On the Shores of the Global Refugee Crisis


What will rule our hearts: fear or compassion?

We can’t ignore the refugee crisis—arguably the greatest geo-political issue of our time—but how do we even begin to respond to something so massive and complex?

In Seeking Refuge, three experts from World Relief, a global organization serving refugees, offer a practical, well-rounded, well-researched guide to the issue.

Who are refugees and other displaced peoples?What are the real risks and benefits of receiving them?How do we balance compassion and security?

Drawing from history, public policy, psychology, many personal stories, and their own unique Christian worldview, the authors offer a nuanced and compelling portrayal of the plight of refugees and the extraordinary opportunity we have to love our neighbors as ourselves.



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Adam Sawyer

Both Manifesto and Introductory Guide This book is both a manifesto declaring the Christian responsibility of caring for the refugee, and an introductory guide for how to get involved in supporting refugees as a church community. The writers mix stories with statistics to present a compelling case for a significant review of U.S. refugee resettlement policy while also providing some concrete ways the reader can contribute to the well-being of those who flee violence and persecution. Well-informed and timely, this book ought to be…

Mary Lou's Reviews

To global refugee crisis–“Seeking Refuge.” Seeking Refuge by Bauman, Soerens and Smier is a very timely new publication, subtitled “On the shores of the global refugee crisis.” The three authors have assembled important global statistics that they back with human stories of refugees around the world. The book is helpfully laid out with headings and quotes and charts in red, because a picture is worth a thousand words. One quote: “while many Americans believe that refugees and immigrants are a ‘drain’ on the…