Two powerful passions animate this book from beginning to end. First, this work is saturated in a deeply rooted love of the diversity of human languages that are one of God's gracious gifts to human beings. Second, this book is dedicated to calling the North American church to take seriously its charge not simply to love the ""stranger and alien"" but to live as ""strangers and aliens"" within the American nation to which it has been called to witness to Jesus Christ.
Michael Pasquale is Associate Professor of Linguistics and Chair of the Humanities Division at Cornerstone University, Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Nathan L. K. Bierma is Communications Coordinator for the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is the author of the Eclectic Encyclopedia of English.