Learning Our Names

Asian American Christians on Identity, Relationships, and Vocation

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Pub Date 30 Aug 2022 | Archive Date 29 Sep 2022

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What's your name? Asian Americans know the pain of being called names that deny our humanity. We may toggle back and forth between different names as a survival strategy. But it's a challenge to discern what names reflect our true identities as Asian Americans and as Christians. In an era when Asians face ongoing discrimination and marginalization, it can be hard to live into God's calling for our lives. Asian American Christians need to hear and own our diverse stories beyond the cultural expectations of the model minority or perpetual foreigner. A team from East Asian, Southeast Asian, and South Asian backgrounds explores what it means to learn our names and be seen by God. They encourage us to know our history, telling diverse stories of the Asian diaspora in America who have been shaped and misshaped by migration, culture, and faith. As we live in the multiple tensions of being Asian American Christians, we can discover who we are and what God may have in store for us and our communities.

What's your name? Asian Americans know the pain of being called names that deny our humanity. We may toggle back and forth between different names as a survival strategy. But it's a challenge to...


Advance Praise

"Whether you're Asian American or not, Learning Our Names will helpfully guide you through an insightful and redemptive journey of our names, our histories, our families, our backgrounds, and our gifts in light of God's larger story. It's a great primer that shows how Asian Americans can embrace where we've come from and who we're made to be in faith, life, and love."

-James Choung, author of True Story and Real Life

"In a world that often leaves us as Asian Americans feeling fragmented and unseen, Learning Our Names is a much-needed invitation for us to bring our whole selves to God. The authors' reflections help create an entry point for each of us to examine our own stories individually and collectively."

-Tracey Gee, leadership coach and consultant

"Learning Our Names is written by seasoned and talented ministers, addressing issues facing this generation of young Asian Americans: self-identity, dealing with anti-Asian racialization, family relationships, vocation, and more. I know and respect these writers. They write with deep understanding and compassion but don't pull punches on the hard stuff most Asian American Christians face. It's one that deserves a slow, thoughtful read . . . and re-read."

-Paul Tokunaga, Following Jesus Without Dishonoring Your Parents writing team

"Whether you're Asian American or not, Learning Our Names will helpfully guide you through an insightful and redemptive journey of our names, our histories, our families, our backgrounds, and our...


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ISBN 9780830847747
PRICE $20.00 (USD)
PAGES 240

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