Have you ever said to yourself, “AHHHHHHHHHH there are so many great books out there I want to read and I don’t have time to get to most of them but I’m tired of being dumb”? Yup. So have we. There are so many great thinkers and great books out there, but like you we only have so many hours in the day. And so welcome to our new feature to help us address this problem, “Author Spotlight.”
As often as we are able we will feature a book that gives a fresh perspective on the Bible and Christian faith. And the best part is you’ll be hearing directly from the author’s themselves!!—in a 10 minute (or less) audio clip, they’ll tell us what the book is about, why it matters to them, and what they want their readers to get out of it.
We are super excited about this feature and we know you are too! We just do.
Today’s author is Karen Gonzalez and the book is The God Who Sees: Immigrants, the Bible, and the Journey to Belong. Karen Gonzalez is a speaker, writer, and immigrant advocate, who herself immigrated from Guatemala as a child. Karen is a former public school teacher and attended Fuller Theological Seminary, where she studied theology and missiology. For the last 12 years, she has been a non-profit professional, currently working for World Relief, an organization in Baltimore, MD that serves immigrants and refugees. She wrote a book about her own immigration story and the many immigrants found in the Bible: The God Who Sees: Immigrants, The Bible, and the Journey to Belong (Herald Press, May 2019). She also has bylines in Sojourners, Christianity Today, The Christian Century, Christ and Pop Culture, and others. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram musing about theology: @_karenjgonzalez or at her website karen-gonzalez.com.