Becoming Native to Win the Natives

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Becoming Native to Win the Natives: Cross Culturally Becoming All Things to All Men

Tabor Laughlin. Publisher: Wipf & Stock, 2016.

Reviewed by Ed Scheuerman, professor of intercultural studies, Lancaster Bible College.


Living among nationals is not enough to accomplish the goal of gaining acceptance in order to share the gospel. The missionary needs to seek to ‘become native.’ Drawing upon his ten years of living in China, Tabor Laughlin’s primer highlights the challenge of crossing the line from being among to living with those God calls the missionary to serve. He additionally calls the reader to “build deep relationships with them and to be intentional to share with them the gospel” (p. 8).

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