Singing in a Strange Land is a book of imaginative journey, religious resources, and suggestions for action designed especially for North American Christians to pray with poor and marginalized, and to act for justice on their behalf. Its underlying theme is orthodox: that spirituality and action for justice are necessarily interconnected in the Christian faith. Seven imaginative narratives elicit a sense of the connections that both bind people socially and create and maintain conditions that foster poverty and marginalization. Biblical reflections and prayers from world religions provide a sound basis upon with readers can begin to pray with those who fall outside the mainstream.
W.D. Lindsey, a native of Little Rock, Arkansas, received his Ph.D. in theology from the University of St. Michael's College, Toronto. Former chair of the Department of Theology at Xavier University of New Orleans, and preside n of the New Orleans chapter of the College Theology Society, he has recently accepted the position of chair of the theology department at Belmont Abbey College in Belmont, NC. He has published numerous articles in both theological and literary journals, and is the author of a textbook for the Loyola (New Orleans) institute of Ministry entitledEthics and Morality.