Cultural Insights for Christian Leaders: New Directions for Organizations Serving God’s Mission

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Cultural Insights for Christian Leaders: New Directions for Organizations Serving God’s Mission

Douglas McConnell

Baker Academic, 2018, 224 pages


Doug McConnell has been a field missionary, a missions educator and administrator (architecting a global leadership degree), as well as an international director for a major mission agency. In this book, he unpacks the theological and philosophical underpinnings for leading with cross-cultural dynamics as his primary lens. Heavy with citations, this is a reader of sorts for the cross-cultural leader with an emphasis on cognitive anthropology. McConnell highlights leadership theories but the emphasis of culture is stronger. The text is punctuated with real life experiences and case studies.

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