Boundaries in Pleasant Places

Reflections on a Cultural and Spiritual Pilgrimage

by John E. Huegel



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 28/04/2016

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 156
ISBN : 9781514485347
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 156
ISBN : 9781514485330

About the Book

The book is divided in two parts. In the first, the author tells the story of his struggle to determine his home culture. He was born in Mexico on the south side of the Rio Grande but was raised by parents from the north side of the river, the United States. For a time, he felt at home in Mexico, on the south side, then tried to straddle the two cultures, and finally came to the conclusion that his home culture was on the north side, in the United States. The second part of the book tells the story of his spiritual pilgrimage, his call to the Protestant ministry, his struggle to determine the will of God, his place in life, and the specific nature of his ministry.

About the Author

John E. Huegel was born in the city of Aguascalientes, Mexico, the son of missionary parents. He also served as a missionary of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Mexico for forty-two years. During that time, he was the pastor of various Protestant churches, professor and president of the Union Evangelical Seminary in Mexico City, and director of the Center for Theological Studies in the city of San Luis Potosí. After he retired in 1996, he moved to Texas, where he served briefly as professor of pastoral theology in the Edinburg Theological Seminary and was interim pastor of three congregations. He has written various books in Spanish and English. He is married to Yvonne West, and they live in New Braunfels, Texas. They have four adult children who all serve the church in different ministries, and eleven grandchildren.