by Charles H. Kraft William Carey Library, 2016 —Reviewed by Cameron D. Armstrong, International Mission Board, Bucharest, Romania; PhD Intercultural Education student, Biola University
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In Christian ministry circles the terms professional and professionalism have a long history of producing contrary emotions. While everyone celebrates those who do their job like a ‘pro,’ few get excited about people in ministry who go about their duties with professional detachment. The coin of the realm is passionate commitment, not detached objectivity that observes and reports but doesn’t engage deeply and sacrificially.
by Evelyne A. Reisacher Baker Academic, 2016 —Reviewed by Don Little, Pioneers Missiologist, Director of the Lilias Trotter Center; author of Effective Discipling in Muslim Communities (IVP Academic, 2015)
Imagine we just met in person. While making introductions, I pull a picture out of my wallet and say, “These are my three kids.” But the picture is of their feet. That would be confusing, if not socially awkward.
by Jayson Georges and Mark D. Baker IVP Academic, 2016 —Reviewed by Rick Kronk, Scholar-Practitioner with Christar, Inc., Assistant Professor of Global Ministries at Toccoa Falls College, Toccoa Falls, GA
by Jim Harries Wipf & Stock, 2015 —Reviewed by, Bob Bagley, Africa area director for Global Partners, the missions division of the Wesleyan Church
Conflict occurs wherever human beings live or work together. It is no surprise then that conflict is a major issue in multicultural teams. All of the eighty-one people we interviewed explained that their team had experienced some degree of conflict, and in some of these teams, conflict had deeply hurt team members and damaged the effectiveness of their team (Hibbert 2002; Hibbert 2011).
by Andrew T. Kaiser Pickwick Publications, 2016 —Reviewed by Mark A. Strand, Professor, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
My wife and I have been working in Central Asia since 2013 on a multicultural team. Since the team’s inception, it has at one time or another been composed of members with formative backgrounds from countries as diverse as America, China, Great Britain, Guinea, Italy, Australia, Indonesia, Canada, Egypt, a Central Asian country, and some with a mix of the aforementioned.