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, 82 pages.
ISBN: 978-1-4982-9018-0


In the author’s ten years living in China, Chinese friends and foreign friends alike have told him that in many ways he is more like a Chinese person than an American. Taking his cue from the Apostle Paul, “I have become all things to all men so that by all possible means I might save some” (1 Cor 9:22), Laughlin first looks at how we are to imitate Christ’s love and humility to effectively love the locals to whom we minister. He then covers many specific aspects of life abroad and how we can better live like the locals that some may be saved.

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