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A Beginner's Guide to Crossing Cultures: Making Friends in a Multicultural World Paperback – June 8, 2002
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Despite my sour attitude, I genuinely appreciated Lane's "A Beginner's Guide to Crossing Cultures." It truly is a beginner's guide, so those with prior experience or training in multicultural ministry may not be challenged. But she does a good job of making a case for the value of multicultural thinking, provides some helpful lenses to sort out six basic cultural differences (context, activity, authority, identity, time, and worldview), and offers practical advice on how to develop cross-cultural relationships and serve in a multicultural ministry environment.
I appreciated the anecdotes that she shared, which were extremely appropriate to the topic and helped provide context to understand concepts that might otherwise remain strictly hypothetical. She shared a number of engaging personal experiences. And though she clearly has a heart for multicultural ministry, she never made the critical mistake of assuming that culture is the only factor that matters for Christians living in this complex world.
As I'm still trying to figure out my role in developing a greater appreciation and understanding of other cultures to more effectively minister in an increasingly multicultural world, I was impressed with Lane's book. She offers a helpful place for folks like me to start. Her book is both visionary and practical, challenging and accessible. For anyone who would like to better understand the possibilities of multicultural ministry, I am happy to recommend this book.
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