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  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Upper Room (February 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0835899470
  • ISBN-13: 978-0835899475
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 5.9 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #528,226 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Don C. Richter is Associate Director, Valparaiso Project on the Education and Formation of People in Faith, Valparaiso University. He has a PhD in Practical Theology. He was Assistant Professor of Christian Education and Founding Director of the Youth Theological Initiative at Candler School of Theology (1992-98). Born and raised in Decatur, Alabama, he currently lives in Atlanta.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By S. Norris on May 30, 2009
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Have you ever thought of going on a mission trip as a kind of modern-day pilgrimage? Richter suggests that mission trips should be about more than just going and doing good work (whether it be construction or community outreach). Like pilgrimages, mission trips should be about transformation. Written primarily for those that will be leading short-term trips, this book challenges leaders to be intentional about helping team members reflect on their experience before, during, and after the trip occurs. He suggests seven areas of reflection (mostly centered around the five senses) that include: attentive eyes, attuned ears, sturdy backs, beautiful feet, open hands, courageous lips, and conspiring noses.

This book does not contain a "how to" for leading trips (no to do lists, packing suggestions, or ways to better arrange travel plans and mission partnerships), but is geared towards helping leaders reflect about the nature of short-term mission trips as extensions of God's ongoing mission in the world. It is about incorporating intentional contemplation as a part of preparation and as an integral practice for the trip itself. Leaders must find ways to help team members reflect on their experience and see how everyday activities can have spiritual significance. Only through such reflection will the long-term success and impact of these short trips take root and truly transform the lives of those involved.

As a leader and participant on many short-term trips, I found that the most helpful part of this book lies in the questions for reflection at the end of each chapter. These questions, to be used before and during the trip, challenge team members to look for the face of God, hear the voice of God, and see the presence of God in each element of the trip.
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By TO on January 31, 2014
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It's obvious that this book was written by someone who had experience but it lacked thought for the reader. It could have been better organized so it would be easier to read. It just didn't flow all the way. There were a couple of cute stories or sayings that made up for the other chapters I previously read, it just wasn't consistent enough for me. This book was listed on a mission trip book list and I am not sure why.
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Having done research myself on Short Term Missions (STM), I've read a lot of sources and history of the movement. Don Richter's is, in my opinion, the best single-authored book out there on the theology and practices of STM that helps practitioners take a more reflective, intentional approach to what they're doing and why. This is not a how-to, nor is it research based, per se, but Richter is a smart guy who takes his personal experience and theological sophistication and makes it accessible for most STM leaders and participants. (It might be a little deep for a high school student, but a thoughtful kid would find a lot here to help him/her participate more thoughtfully.) Particularly helpful is his notion of the embodied practices involved in these trips and his emphasis on working for local partners. This is a book that would benefit anyone going on or leading an STM.
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