The House That Love Built: Why I Opened My Door to Immigrants and How We Found Hope Beyond a Broken System

Sarah Jackson with Scott Sawyer. Zondervan, $17.99 trade paper (240p) ISBN 978-0-310-35562-5
In this eye-opening debut, Jackson, executive director of immigrant hospitality organization Casa de Paz, explores the second commandment—“Love your neighbor as yourself”—as it relates to the fraught topic of immigration. With only a firm conviction that love makes a difference and her 600-square-foot Denver apartment, Jackson opened her home in 2012 to immigrants separated from family due to their immigration status. Casa de Paz (House of Peace) has since expanded to a three-bedroom home where Jackson has provided nearly 3,000 strangers with meals, rooms, and transportation. Jackson shares encounters with people like Agustin, a loving father who has been separated from his children for over a year, and Alejandro, whose wife was arrested after returning from her brother’s funeral in Mexico. “I met beautiful families and saw the indignities they endured, the tears they cried, the absence of their parents or spouses, and I wondered: What does God think?” In the end, she challenges Christian readers to similarly open their hearts and address immigrant rights head-on. Jackson’s visionary account is a beautiful model of sacrificial love. (July)
Reviewed on : 05/13/2020
Release date: 07/14/2020
Genre: Religion
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