Border of Death, Valley of Life

Border of Death, Valley of Life

Number of page: 212
Author: Daniel G. Groody
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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Category: Religion

This is a powerful, first-hand account of a religious ministry that reaches out to console, heal, and build the lives of poor and desperate immigrants who come to the United States in search of a better life. Daniel G. Groody talked with immigration officials, ‘coyote’ smugglers, and immigrants in detention centers and those working in the fields. The picture that emerges starkly contrasts with the negative stereotypes about Mexican immigrants: Groody discovered insights into God, family, values, suffering, faith, and hope that offer a treasury of spiritual knowledge helpful to anyone, even those who are materially comfortable but spiritually empty. This book has a message that reaches across borders, divisions, and preconceptions; it reaches all the way to the heart.

About The Author

Daniel G. Groody, C.S.C., is assistant professor of theology and the director of the Center for Latino Spirituality and Culture at the Institute for Latino Studies at the University of Notre Dame. A priest of the Congregation of Holy Cross, Groody has lived and worked among immigrants in various parts of Latin America, especially along the U.S.-Mexican border. He was the executive producer of the documentaries Strangers No Longer and Dying to Live: A Migrant's Journey, which was accepted into various international film festivals, won national awards, and aired on PBS.