"This personal memoir of Ron's is more significant than simple autobiography. His story is the country's story--or, a part of the country's story not usually told vividly. . . . If you are ever tempted to despair that Americans have lost their moral compass, look into Ron Young's generous life of activism. He has not been alone."
--David K. Shipler, from the preface
"A heartfelt account of building bridges across deep divides and putting progressive peace values into practice."
--Eboo Patel, author of Acts of Faith
"Ron Young's memoir offers the reader a personal view into the history of the civil rights movement, the peace movement, and the ongoing struggle in the Middle East. Crossing Boundaries in the Americas, Vietnam, and the Middle East is a moving and instructive gift to today's generation."
--Joan Brown Campbell, former General Secretary, National Council of Churches, USA
"Ron Young's personal story will inspire young people working for peace, justice, and reconciliation in the Middle East and beyond. Crossing Boundaries in the Americas, Vietnam, and the Middle East provides a riveting account of one man's lifelong commitment to his core values and a primer on how to translate those values into action to make the world a better place."
--Jeremy Ben Ami, President, JStreet, Washington, DC
"Crossing Boundaries in the Americas, Vietnam, and the Middle East is more than one person's memoir. Ron Young's life is a witness that the deepest chasms that divide us as people, including race, politics, and religion--with their complexities, histories, and seemingly irresolvable conflicts--call us to renewed resolve to be about God's work of reconciliation, justice, and peacemaking."
--Mark Hanson, Presiding Bishop, 2001-13, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Chicago, IL