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"This is essential reading by everyone with a heart for missions; those who send, those who are sent and especially those on the welcome committee when they return" --Graham Kerr

About the Author

Peter and Donna Jordan head up YWAM Associates International, a ministry to the alumni of Youth With A Mission. Prior to that, they served for twelve years in Asia and the Pacific, during most of which time Peter was the assistant to Loren Cunningham, President of YWAM. They have four children, three of whom are involved in missions.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 150 pages
  • Publisher: YWAM Publishing (July 2, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0927545403
  • ISBN-13: 978-0927545402
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.4 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #74,621 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Justin Follower on March 26, 2000
Format: Paperback
We just returned from Russia when my father gave me this book, and said, 'read it'. That was good advice.
Returning from an extended period in a foreign country can be a difficult experience. This book describes problems you can fall into, and how to avoid them.
It talks about how people fail to notice you've even been gone. Or don't seem to care that much what you did. When you understand these are common experiences, it helps those problems become a lot less personal.
Overall, we've applied the principles of this book, and haven't experienced most of the 'reverse culture shock' that many do. And we've been home nearly a year now, so we'll probably do okay.
Good book to give a returning, or retiring missionary, as a gift.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By K. Portice on February 23, 2007
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We received this book before we returned from the mission field 10 years ago and found it very helpful. We are re-reading it now to be ready to welcome our daughter's boyfriend home from the war. We haven't found anything else as helpful.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 13, 2004
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I always keep many copies of this book and give it out to everyone! It is perfect for both short-term missionaries and career missionaries who are returning home to the US.
Returning home is such a challenge, and most of the issues one faces unfortunately are all to common. It is wonderful to read this book and realize you aren't alone, that people have the same experiences. Believe me, you aren't the only one!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Faye Yu on December 27, 2006
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I lead short term mission trips and this is one of the most helpful resources I have found to help folks prepare and transition to life back home. This book goes beyond "it will be hard when you go back home", but offers practical reflection points to help you think about the time and what you learned from your time abroad while you are preparing to leave. I love that he focuses on the preparation before you leave the field rather than only on what to expect after you return.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By ugandachik on August 27, 2008
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Some friends recommended this book to me after I returned from a year in East Africa. My only regret is that I didn't know about this book earlier! It is a very useful and practical guide for people who have spent time overseas, have experienced changes during the time away and are now returning to a "home" that has also changed during their absence. It provides specific questions for reflection and introspection BEFORE someone leaves the field, helps the person anticipate common reactions once s/he gets home, and suggests ways for the person to reintegrate back into life and community. The book actually suggests that a person who is returning start the reflection portion BEFORE they leave the field, and I concur. The language and style of the writing is very simple and direct. This is not a book about the theory of reentry; it's a practical guide. The book was written a while ago so some of the analogies are rather outdated, but that was the only negative.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ash on February 18, 2012
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This a great book! I read it while on the way home from being sent home from Japan (after almost a year)by an earthquake, tsunami, and failed nuclear plant. Whatever your (or your loved ones') reasons are for coming home it is so helpful. If you are giving it to a loved one who is coming home soon, please read it first yourself. It will help you and help you to help them.
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No matter where you are in your journey of following Christ's call upon your life, you should read this book. Taking the Gospel to the world as a faithful witness is one of the primary purposes of the Church. Whether you are called to send or called to go, the insights contained in this short book will help you fulfill this calling.

For missionaries about to step into the field, the issues discussed here will alert you to the right questions to have in mind as you proceed into your new setting, even if you might not be able to answer them all at this point. Knowing ahead of time the potential areas in which the reality of the mission field might contrast with your life at home will help you process those differences and keep them in mind throughout your time away from your home country. You will also benefit from identifying those relationships which you should actively maintain with the people and institutions "back at home", preventing those from falling by the wayside as you get busy in your new context.

For missionaries already on the field, it is never too early to think about the changes that have already happened—to you and to your home country—and how they have affected you and your family. Being mindful of these will give you precious opportunities to avoid mistakes which might come back to haunt you down the line—and allow you to speak truth in love to your colleagues in the field who may have to leave for one reason or another.

For those who remain "at home", you will gain empathy and clarity regarding how to best receive the missionary families and individuals who are coming back to you. You will be able to adjust your expectations and communicate on a deeper level with returning missionaries.
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By Carrie on January 23, 2014
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Someone suggested this book to me after I came back from being in Romania a couple months. I didn't really find it relevant to my situation and didn't read all of it. Perhaps my situation is just that unique. This book could be helpful for someone who hasn't even gone on their trip yet and/or someone who went with a group. I went alone and came back extremely depressed and hostile toward America. This book did not help me at all. It almost hurt more because it talked a lot about working out the re-entry issues with the group and being prepared for re-entry prior to leaving. That's my problem, I could find no one who wanted to listen to me or share in my post-trip stories. I could not find anything to help me at all and ended up very isolated for a long time. Time has helped somewhat, and my last experience will help me out when I go on my next trip in the spring (alone again....no one wants to go).
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