Pyong Gap Min, Professor of Sociology at Queens College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, reviews three books: (1) Being Buddhist in a Christian World: Gender and Community in a Korean American Temple, (2) Faithful Generations: Race and New Asian American Churches, and (3) Religion and Immigration: Christian, Jewish, and Muslim Experiences in the United States. The books are about religious practices among contemporary immigrants and their children in the United States. The first book is about how people in the temple find meaning in their lives, with an emphasis on gender differences. The second book is about pan-Asian Protestant churches in California, which have emerged because Asian Protestant immigrants have established ethnic churches, but American-born Asians feel unable to participate due to linguistic and cultural differences, as well as uncomfortable attending White American churches. The third book is about Protestant, Catholic, Jewish and Muslim migration to the United States.
Read book review at https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1747-7379.2006.050_2.x.