Friday, September 18, 2015
The New Pilgrims
Faith in America is experiencing a powerful religious revival particularly among Hispanic immigrants, offering an exciting opportunity for spiritual renewal. The New Pilgrims compares today's Hispanic immigrants to the very first religious immigrants of the sixteenth century the Pilgrims of Massachusetts. Castleberry describes the positive effect these immigrants are having, especially in terms of moral and family values, as well as more conservative politics.
My thoughts: I enjoyed reading through this book on how immigrants and helping to shape America's principles and values. When we have grown up enjoying liberty and freedom, we tend to take it for granted and not think about what it has cost. But, for those who haven't had such luxuries their whole lives, when they get to enjoy freedom of religion and having their voice heard, they appreciate it all the more. I love that this book is made up of stories of immigrants and their experiences over here.
I received this book from Worthy in exchange for my honest review.